1. Hangga't Maari (Ayokong Pumatay)
4. Hangga’t Maari (El Creepo Mix)
5. Fred (The Bum Factory Mix)
6. Hangga’t Maari (Live @ Checkpoint)
Les Arbre E.P. (The SSS Edition):Einstein Chakras
All tracks written, produced, and performed by the Einstein Chakras.
Tracks 1 to 3 were previously released under Triad Records.
Track 4 remixed with added bass, synthesizers, and loops by Light$leep3r
Track 5 remixed with additional instrumentations and fx by The Bum Factory
Track 6 audio track was remixed/mastered from the video file uploaded on YouTube
All tracks in this edition were re-sequenced and remastered
by The Roadside Bums for StickySweetSounds.
Props to the Chakras and Max Cordero of Triad Records for allowing SSS to
Re-release this Post-Modern Punk Masterpiece.
FREE Download HERE
Die Einstein Chakras Tale
It was July 1994 when Einstein Chakras was born. Their first rehearsal was in Pritel, Tondo studio for 60 bucks with just an electric fan (no air-conditioning). The bands name then was Die Einstein (german for The Einstein). Einstein Chakras is a “scientist punk” band, it means synthesis of matter and ideas, it deals in our organic experiences, in short its a long story. Influenced by Bobby and Alfred of The Wuds (pioneers of Pinoy Punk), Pinoy Folk legends Asin, Toydolls, The Dead Kennedys, Sex Pistols, Ramones, The Clash, The Smiths and other protest and socio-political conscious artists.
The ideology is leftist, the music punk. In the Philippines, where money is scarce and FM radio formats predominantly colonial, Einstein Chakras are representative of every proletariat worker’s revolution agenda. Their debut release Les Arbre tackles socio-cultural issues like neo-imperialism and minimum wage. With globalization and democracy mainly serving US interests, the Chakras’ anthemic Hangga’t Maaari (Ayokong Pumatay) (in English: as much as possible, I do not want to kill) is an echo of the rest of the world’s aversion to stateside influence.
Knop Reyes is the voice , the writer, and the maker of their songs. Andy on lead guitar and Nodie on bass. Sid Gabrillo came when the group decided to get a really good drummer. The group then, rehearsed on Sid’s garage in Makati. former members of Einstein Chakras were Ken Dela cruz, Brandy and Prans.
Their first political song was Joe’s Pet that has gotten airplay in Visayas and some parts of Mindanao.
Their debut album “1st Plenum in the Kingdom of Necessity” is still out in the metro.
Available at Magnet Café/Bar and select stores in Recto.
They were also featured in “Huling Balita Album: Songs for the Disappeared” was launched at the Newsdesk Café in Quezon City last April 27, 2008.
The said album was for the benefit of the Free Jonas Burgos Movement, to bring awareness to the countless victims of human rights abuses perpetrated by the so called powers-that-be. They were alongside such noteworthy Pinoy acts like, Jess Santiago, Noel Cabangon, Radioactive Sago Project, Cooky Chua among others.
The band plays in Mayrics, Freedom Bar, Sazi’s Bar, Dayo Bar, Saguijo, and other bars in Manila that has attitude. They also play in historical mobilizations for working class interest. Einstein Chakras is affiliated with Rock Against the Round an Anti-WTO movement.
Einstein Chakras on the web, please visit:
Words/melody/vocals/voice recording and production by Joyce Agacer
Original version, music written and produced by Kass Ilagan
Additional production on track 1 and 5 by The Roadside Bums
Track 2 remixed, arranged, and produced by The Delta 9 String Quartet
Track 3 reworked with additional instruments (bass, guitar, turntables and synths)
Track 4 score written, arranged, conducted, and produced by
The Trotsky Symphony Orchestra and the E. Carrol Street Drum Ensemble
with an all-new alternate vocals by Joyce Agacer
Track 5 (based on the original track) remixed, arranged, and produced
with additional instruments by The Roadside Bums, feat. Dextromethorman
SSS RECORDS 2009
Download the single HERE
valentines happened (maxi single) - joyce agacer
SSS Records wishes to thank the artists/producers
who took part in this mighty endeavor.
Most especially to Joyce for gracing us with her talent,
to the extent of doing a re-recording of her vocal part for the Trotsky version.
In fact there’s also an alternate mix in the SSS vault, which we’re considering
for inclusion in future compilations.
What a trooper indeed. We certainly hope this is just the beginning
And there will be more “happenings” from her real soon.
Doing my own thing
Nothing so special
I'm feeling just the same
I wasn't ready for something
Then you came...
My ordinary life
Turned wonderful at the sight...of you
Cupid hit me with love
The moment I met you
Cupid hit me real hard
The moment I met you
I think I gave up
Wasn't destined for love
Resigned to this thought
That I'll be alone...forever
Could I have been waiting
For this moment to come
Yes, you came...
The second I laid my eyes on you
His arrow went straight into my heart
This virus is spreading much too fast
Ooh, if love's a disease,
Don't cure me, no, no, don't, please...
Don't tell me it's wishful thinking
I've had my share of ups and downs
Don't I deserve this?
Don't I deserve to fall in love?
REPEAT CHORUS 2X
The moment I met you...
"this album chronicles my stay at both Normandie and Romaine
(hence "Normaine") apartments in lalaland back in 2k6"
the normaine sessions - light$leep3r
casio sa-5 keyboard,percussions,turntables,
thc420, drum programming,samples,loops,
all tracks written, arranged, performed
and produced by Light$leeper,except where indicated.
Tracks 2 and 11 remixed and produced by FoodShelterAndClothing
which originally appeared on the remix album "Mixified" (2008)
Track 12 remixed with additional instruments by The Bums (2009)
Recorded at Normaine Studio One,
Los Angeles,Ca. USA
2006 Morning Coffee Records
Remastered and Sequenced by The Roadside Bums for StickySweetSounds
P and C SSS RECORDS 2009
Please click HERE to download for free.