Immaculate Dirt

Inter Galactic Party

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Philippine band Immaculate Dirt consists of five members, which include vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums. The songwriting and song arrangements are credited to the entire band. The music of Immaculate Dirt is imaginative, and the songs have an earthy, garage band feel to them. In 1997, they released Inter Galactic Party. Opening the album is "Wayback," which has a "carnival ride" ambience, an effect heightened by the cheesy organ playing. The song has a garage band feel as well, as heard on "Biguin" (To Reject) and "Ahensya" (Agency), among others.

"Carnival Getaway" is marred by poor, off-key singing, although the chorus, performed by harmony singing, sounds better. The band gets professional on "Closer to You," which contains a memorable, pop-styled melody in the chorus and also features a searing lead guitar solo. The song seems geared toward radio airplay.

Much of the rhythm guitar throughout the album has a reverb-tinged, jingle jangle effect, as heard on "Closer to You," "Biguin," "Me," "Girl 2," and "Walang Hanggan" (Neverending), among others. The organ is also prominent throughout the album and adds fluidity and charm to such songs as "Biguin," "Ahensya," and "Girl 2," among others.

"Girl 2" opens on distinctive guitar picking of reverb-tinged, jingle jangle notes. The song's melody is strong and the chorus contains a memorable, catchy hook. "Would You Stay" is a slow, pretty song, sparked by distinctive lead guitar and a sensuous string arrangement (presumably played on synthesizer).

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