Galaxie

Galaxie

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In 1999, Philippine band Galaxie released their self-titled debut album. This dance band consists of four females and male performer and group leader Jojo Alejar, who also composes the group's material. Alejar also assisted in arranging three of the album's songs.

Much of the material on Galaxie displays a certain charm and spunk. "Party People," for example, contains a catchy, melodic motif in its title line, which is repeated by Alejar like a mantra. "Seksing-Seksi" also offers an enticing, chant-like motif, echoing the words "sexy, sexy, sexy." The backbeat to many of the songs is rooted in disco, and the music is dance in both tone and flavor. A number of songs feature exciting drum beats and sparkling arrangements, as heard on "DJ of the Night," "Dance With Me," and "Dance Jump Get Up." The melodic motifs sung by the group are woven seamlessly into the production-heavy arrangements. Galaxie also displays an admirable diversity, as "I Wanna Be Alone Now" is a tender verse-chorus-verse love offering sung by Alojar. Another led by him, the traditionally toned "Giliw Ko" (trans: My Love) is also sincere and emotive; it sounds quite nice. Alojar's voice, while not always technically proficient, exhibits a likable charm and depth. The other group members also take lead vocals at times, as heard on "Party People" and "Talkin' 'Bout My Boyfriend." All in all, Galaxie is a worthwhile debut effort that's guaranteed to provide some fun moments.