The official vinyl launch of The Eraserheads’ “Ultraelectromagneticpop!” will be hosted by Sony Music Philippines in partnership with Offshore Music. BMG Records released the debut studio album of the alternative rock band in 1993 .
Those who want to be the first to own the 25th edition remastered vinyl can exclusively avail of it on November 24, 2019 from 11 a.m. onwards at the at the Eastwood Central Plaza in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Fans can also expect a tribute party.
The party would not be complete without performances and tribute covers from the Philippines’ finest music acts including The Itchyworms, Barbie Almalbis, Cheats, Nathan and Mercury, Pinkmen, We Got!, and Nobody’s Home. Limited-edition merchandise such as shirts, pins, stickers and caps will also be up for sale courtesy of Offshore Music.
“Ultraelectromagneticpop!” made waves in the summer of 1993 with songs such as “Tindahan ni Aling Nena,” “Pare Ko,” “Ligaya,” and “Toyang” becoming seminal hits. The Eraserheads’ first major label record not only catapulted the band into the canon of OPM greats, but also ushered into the Pinoy rock explosion of the ‘90s.
Initially recorded on a shoestring budget, “Ultraelectromagneticpop!” is currently being archived by the University of the Philippines Center for Ethnomusicology for its massive cultural importance. The Eraserheads frontman Ely Buendia said, “It was also the album that proved that anyone can make music.”
Remastered vinyl release
Twenty five years after its groundbreaking release, “Ultraelectromagneticpop!” is finally out in vinyl format for the very first time with limited pressing of 2,500 copies only. During its pre-order period last month, the first batch of 25th anniversary vinyl reissue of the album immediately sold out in less than four minutes, setting another unprecedented record in local music history.
The remastered copies are pressed at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI) in Camarillo, California, United States. They are packaged using premium quality Old Style Tip-On Gatefold Jackets by Stoughton Printing Company.
Music fans and vinyl junkies will surely enjoy this audiophile-grade release, which was exceptionally remastered by Bernie Grundman. The renowned audio engineer was responsible for giving the album a more pristine makeover.
Grundman has worked on several critically acclaimed recordings including Michael Jackson’s “Thriller, Prince’s “Dirty Mind” and Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic.” Buendia also personally handpicked the Grammy Award-winning maestro after collaborating with him on Apartel’s sophomore album, “Full Flood.”
“You don’t give Bernie Grundman instructions,” Buendia said. “You just trust his ears. The remaster sounds bigger and clearer to me.”