Free Album Download: The Pharmers Guide to Higher Ground

Shot by Kevin Cayuca


The Pharmer’s Guide to Higher Ground is a hip-hop project conceptualized by MC’s Liquid, Skarm, Flexx and Lloyd. In this age where visual illustrations and juxtaposed figures of speech maintain a certain vital role in crafting modern underground hip-hop music, the Pharm introduce themselves as such group utilizing these elements. The 14-track album is a sketchpad of lyrical approaches stylized by each member’s own characteristics in spitting out mind-trip bars that reveal their own animated worlds, cryptic messages and bizarre thoughts. Backed up by hazardous headnod beats from 3 of the Pharm’s members (along with production from producers, Ill Primitivo and DJ Fresh-Lee) and surreal album art designed by abstract visual artist Sloj, this album promises a rejuvenating feeling in Philippine underground hip-hop; simply put, it is something fresh and relevant to look forward to. New Perspectives is here to introduce new gutter science for essential underground listeners in 2012. Meet..The Pharm.


Getting in a Groove: Bent Lynchpin (Sneak Peek)

Bent Lynchpin was already featured here on New Perspectives a few months back, and they’ll all be on hand tomorrow at Sarten Cafe.  Expect another amazing jam from this group when they get on stage; for now, a preview.

Interstellar Improvisations: Outerspaceways Inc. (Sneak Peek)

A hypnotic jam from Outerspaceways Inc, a live free-form experimental group playing a variety of genres from space jazz to heavy funk. all members took part in the last Spoken Herb event, and are ready to brew something new for tomorrow. Take a closer look on this group by clicking the video below!


Still Sounds: Auspicious Family (Sneak Peek)

Auspicious Family is a sample-based, cross synesthetic experiment featuring low-fi soundscapes with music, and a live, animated collage.  They’ll be bringing their laptops to Sarten Cafe for Spoken Herb, coming next Saturday!  Here’s a short preview of their collaborative efforts.

Downtempo Dojo: Young Won (Sneak Peek)

For those who saw the Watchtower Sessions a few weeks ago, Young Won should be a familiar name.  If not, then tune in to his set this coming June 2 for at Sarten Cafe in Sumulong, Antipolo for Spoken Herb.  For now, a preview.

(Let us know what you guys think of the lineup so far.  Anyone we’re missing out on? Message us here or here. )


The Countdown Begins: Similar Objects

Young beat maker Similar Objects visited Co.Lab recently to take part in a small gathering for artists participating in the upcoming Spoken Herb event, showing those in attendance what he’s capable of on the 404s.  A sneak peek into his talents and what you can expect from him on June 2.


Watchtower Sessions: Six, Liquid, Flexx, Young Won

Liquid, Young Won, Flexx and Six combine forces to form unique musical layers of beats in our latest feature.  Not your typical quartet, this is why we love impromptu shoots so much.  We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did.