Sunday, January 10, 2010

Identity Crisis - Discography (OPM)

Identity Crisis - Formed in 1986, they became one of the pioneering alternative bands in the Philippines. Their signature sound, catchy melodies, gothic outfits and mysterious identities has made the band an underground favorite garnering fans from all over the country. Releasing their first album in 1987, “Tale of Two”, has reshaped Philippine music. From appearing on TV variety shows to performing live concerts nationwide, Identity Crisis, was nominated in the prestigious ALIW Awards for Best New Artist.

Their second album released in 1991, “Water Came Running”, earned a tremendous amount of respect from their musical colleagues, mainly for the bands “ahead of their time” songwriting and arrangements, which until this very day, still sounds fresh from the studios. After appearing in several compilation albums, Identity Crisis, packed up their instruments and called it a day. Several producers have approached the members, hoping to spark a reunion concert but there are no immediate plans. Currently the members of Identity Crisis are involved in their personal careers in the field of architecture, culinary, the airline industry, broadcasting and information technology. In 2006, one of the most popular bands in the Philippines, Rivermaya, released an all-cover album containing songs from the 80's, in which two (2) of Identity Crisis' songs, My Sanctuary and Sumigaw, Umawit ka, were featured. Identity Crisis, to this very day, is considered a major and important influence in the alternative and undergound music scene in the Philippines. Their record label is Dyna Records Philippines (1986-1991).

Band Members:
Cool Carla - Vocals

Buddy 'Boy' Arceo - Vocals

Leni Llapitan - Keyboards & Programming

Resty Cornejo - Guitars

Bogs Ambrosio - Bass

Marvin Mendiola - Drums

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Identity Crisis - Tale Of Two (1989)

Tracks: (Listen Online or Download for study)
01. Imagining October
02. Whispering Castles
03. Blank Pages
04. Sumigaw, Umawit Ka
05. My Sanctuary
06. When the Sun Will Shine
07. Requiem
08. Anthem

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Identity Crisis - Water Came Running (1991)

Tracks: (Listen Online or Download for study)
01. Where Wild Things Grow
02. Golden Age
03. Image of The Orient
04. Hidden Face
05. Water Came Running
06. Behind the Line
07. In This World
08. Will I Ever Know
09. Pangarap
10. With One Mind

Bogs Ambrosio, (Bassist of Identity Crisis), passed away in the morning of February 9, 2009. He had a heart attack while jogging around his place in Singapore. Arleingh “Bogs” Ambrosio is now at Veronica Funeral along A. Arnaiz (Libertad), Pasay City . The last night of his wake is expected on Wednesday (18-Feb). Interment is on Feb 19, 8am. Final resting place of Bogs will be at the Heritage Memorial grounds.