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Chapter What?!


Download links and information about Chapter What?! by Kulay. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Electronica, Pop genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 01:03:05 minutes.

Artist: Kulay
Release date: 1999
Genre: Electronica, Pop
Tracks: 18
Duration: 01:03:05
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No. Title Length
1. Chapter What ?! 3:50
2. Get Down 3:49
3. Summa-Summatime 4:18
4. As If 3:18
5. Daboomroom Interlude 1 1:00
6. Lonely 3:41
7. Paradise 4:00
8. Mony Mony 3:07
9. Angels & Strangers 4:05
10. Daboomroom Interlude 2 0:59
11. Ask for More 3:30
12. D.O.M. 3:22
13. Life Is ... 3:44
14. Upsidedown 4:06
15. Melancholy 3:29
16. Bright Lights 4:02
17. Just Like You 4:14
18. Goodbye 4:31



In 1999, Philippine hip-hop/funk band Kulay released Chapter What?!. The band's previous album, 1997's tour de force Vibestation, cemented Kulay's reputation as the Philippines' premier hip-hop band. Kulay's mastermind is Lino "Boom" Dayupay, whose songwriting, arranging, producing, instrumental, and rapping skills are the band's guiding force. Two tracks from Vibestation — "Delicious" and "Burn" — were released as singles in the United Kingdom. Due to the untimely death of original female vocalist Jeannie Oakman, new member Angel Jones performs here, along with long-time singer Radha Cuadrado.

While not as immediately explosive as 1997's Vibestation, Chapter What?! is a worthy follow-up. The band turns on the funk, as heard on such songs as the title track, the luscious "Get Down," and the reworking of George Gershwin's "Summertime," called "Summa-Summatime" here. Delicious funk guitar also permeates "Angels & Strangers," "Just Like U," and the gospel-inspired "As If," among others; the guitar is played by guest musicians. "Paradise," with its acid-jazz ambience, features a discordant piano chord progression, walking bass, jazzy trumpet fills, and sparkling vibes playing, and is laid down over fast, techno-inspired drum beats. "Melancholy" is a tender, verse-chorus-verse type of song that goes down well, while "Ask for More" has a touch of Latin as well as a ska influence.

The singing from both Jones and Cuadrado is smooth and attractive; vocals seem lighter and less intense than when Jeannie Oakman was handling them. Chapter What?! is an excellent album and reinforces Kulay's reputation as the Philippines' pace-setting hip-hop band.