My fascination for incorporating rondalla instruments in proper recordings of The Camerawalls was put to a test once more with two contrasting projects. This time I used the Banduria and Octavina separately.
The high tuning of the Banduria and tightness of tension gives great facility and uniformity of fingering. I used it for solo sections and fill ins in a Tagalog song I contributed for the Concerned Artists of the Philippines to serve as a theme song for political prisoners in the country.
Awit Ng Mga Detinidong Pulitikal – The Camerawalls
This song was released on July 21, 2012 as a free download by CAP. To find out more about this project visit: http://thecamerawalls.com/2012/07/21/awit-ng-mga-detinidong-pulitikal/
The Octavina on the other hand produces a less assertive mellow sound that is perfect for The Camerawalls latest official single that will support our Southeast Asian Backpack Tour. It blended perfectly with the drifting sound of Wanderlust in a call and answer intro section with an effective bridge from refrain to chorus. In a rondalla ensemble, the use of Octavina can be compared to the Viola or Cello of a string quartet.
Wanderlust – The Camerawalls
Wanderlust is now available under Lilystars Records. Part of the proceeds of its digital sales will go to relief operation for Habagat monsoon flooding victims. For more info about the single and the cause visit: http://thecamerawalls.com/2012/08/09/wanderlust-now-available-for-an-immediate-cause/