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Baybeats 2011 (Day 2) @ Singapore – 20/8/2011

Using Baybeats as a motivation/excuse to balik kampung Bedok last weekend, I left KL and held my breath, hoping that that I’d make it out to the other side of Kompleks Sultan Iskandar. Fortunately, no immigration troubles this time and as a result here’s some recordings I took wandering around the Esplanade on the second night of the Baybeats festival. And, probably the best part about it all, Baybeats was free.

Moscow Olympics
4 min 15 sec / 5.85 MB / 192kbps MP3
Band from the Philippines. Like indie-rock or shoegaze or something that I don’t really know anything about. I just know they had reverbs and delays and their beats weren’t slow but weren’t fast, just somewhere in the middle. I arrived during their set so only recorded one of their songs.

30 min 10 sec / 41.4 MB / 192kbps MP3
Band from Malaysia. For some reason I thought this band was more slow post-rock sounding but I think I got them confused with another band. Or maybe they played a different set of songs. This set still has a few of those parts here and there but mostly its in that poppy indie-rock kind of area with keyboards and trumpets and stuff. I managed to record their full set.

12 min 40 sec / 17.4 MB / 192kbps MP3
Band from Japan. I missed the start of their set because I was walking over from the stage Furniture had just played at. Their instrumental introduction thing sounded kind of nice and interesting. When I started recording and they started to get into their set I think it started to sound a bit different. Apparently, they’re also “indie-rock” whatever it is. I recorded three songs before heading over to check out Tenderfist on the Chillout ‘stage’.

5 min 49 sec / 7.99 MB / 192kbps MP3
Band from Malaysia. I’m not really sure what I think about Tenderfist. I don’t think I dislike them, but I don’t think I like them. I love love love their collaboration with Arabyrd and their collaboration with Flica, a lot. But I just can’t enjoy their own stuff so much. I decided to give them another chance and check them out. I stood around for a song and a bit before heading over to a different stage to wait for Pet Conspiracy.

Pet Conspiracy
39 min 50 sec / 54.7 MB / 192kbps MP3
Band from China. The internet says words like electro and disco and house and punk a lot. They seem to be good enough words. I think the idea behind Pet Conspiracy is not to sit at the back really tired and holding a recording device but be at the front dancing and being silly. I’ll just have to dance and go silly in my bedroom instead. I recorded the whole set including the part in between when everyone was yelling for one more song.

It would seem I didn’t record any Singaporean bands.