Chicosci

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Chicosci
Background information
Origin Manila, Philippines
Genre(s) Alternative & Punk, Rap Metal
Years active 1997-present
Website http://www.campchicosci.tk

Chicosci is a 5 piece band based in Manila. The band is composed of vocalist Miguel Chavez, bassist Carlos Calderon, drummer Jose Salvador, guitarists Sonny Baquisal and Mong Alcaraz. They were first named Chico Science in homage to the Brazilian musician of same name. They later shortened this to Chicosci in order to avoid confusion with the Brazilian artist.

Chicosci's biggest mainstream hit is "Paris" from their sophomore effort "Method of Breathing". "Paris" stands as the only song to hold the number one spot on Manila rock station NU 107's Midnight Countdown for a lengthy period of time. "Shallow Graves" from the third release, "Icarus", peaked highest at number 7. Now armed with their latest album, "Chicosci", the band garnered another number one hit with "A Promise" and their latest release, "7 Black Roses".

Chicosci recently went on a tour in Malaysia entitled Crossborders with popular bands Love Me Butch and Prana, and another tour in Singapore with lots of bands, prominently with A Vacant Affair at the Arts House.

[Eugene Esquivas]](percussions) departed from the group in early 2007 to migrate to Canada.

Contents

Albums

Revenge of the Giant Robot

  • Released: EMI Virgin Music, Inc (Philippines, 2000)
  • Producer: Francis Reyes and Louie Talan
  • (only album as Chico Science)
  1. My Sickness
  2. Amen
  3. Liar
  4. Sink or Swim
  5. Someplace Nice
  6. Dim
  7. Soopafly
  8. Soy
  9. Cold
  10. Pimpstyle
  11. Lollidus
  12. Infect

Method of Breathing

  • Released: EMI Virgin Music, Inc (Philippines, 2002)
  • Producer: Raimund Marasigan
  • Mixer: Angee Rozul
  • (1st album as Chicosci)
  1. Solution Cairo(Nothing is Necessary Anymore)
  2. Rolento
  3. Glass is Broken
  4. Paris
  5. Anything for Two
  6. Most Precious and Hopeless
  7. The Dance of Ones and Zeros
  8. The Sound and Taste of Tears Falling Upon Your Chest
  9. Drift / The Ugly Side of Things
  10. Colonized
  11. A Habit of Rest Brings Nothing
  12. Quail

Icarus

  • Released: Viva Records Corporation (Philippines, 2004)
  • Producer: Raimund Marasigan, Romel Sanchez, Buddy Zabala
  • Mixer: Angee Rozul
  1. Theme from Conversations with Fire
  2. Open Casket Romance
  3. Gift of Tongues
  4. When Flight is Denied
  5. Shallow Graves
  6. An Argument
  7. Lavender
  8. Vanity
  9. The Strange Case of the Velvet Murders
  10. In Response: A Senseless Act of Beauty
  11. In Arms
  12. To Cleanse

Chicosci

  • Released: Independent (2006)
  • Producer: Chicosci, Eric Perlas
  • Mixer: Eric Perlas
  1. A Promise
  2. Chicosci Vampire Social Club
  3. 7 Black Roses
  4. Sweet Maria
  5. The Devil Made Me Do It
  6. Knives
  7. Manila Teenage Death Squad
  8. You're Killing Me
  9. Last Look
  10. Matinee
  11. Pink Hearts, Yellow Stars (Harlequin Lover)
  12. January Days
  13. A Promise (Quiet)
  14. 7 Black Roses (To Sleep)
  15. CVSC (The Graduation)

†:Available only in the repackaged album released by MCA-Universal

Videos

  • Sink Or Swim [1]
  • Paris [2]
  • Shallow Graves
  • A Promise [3]
  • 7 Black Roses [4]
  • Chicosci Vampire Social Club [5]
  • Last Look

Singles

From Revenge of the Giant Robot

  • Soopafly
  • Amen
  • Sink Or Swim

From Method of Breathing

  • Glass Is Broken
  • Paris

From Icarus

  • Shallow Graves
  • Theme From Conversations With Fire
  • An Argument

From Chicosci (4th album)

  • A Promise
  • 7 Black Roses
  • Chicosci Vampire Social Club

Chart Positions

Year Title MYX Hit Chart NU Rock
2002 Paris - #1
2003 Shallow Graves - #7
2006 A Promise #3 #1
2007 7 Black Roses #1 #1
2007 Chicosci Vampire Social Club #1 #1

Achievements

  • Song of the Year- "Paris", 2002 NU Rock Awards
  • Guitarists of the Year- Mong Alcaraz (2002 & 2006 NU 107 Rock Awards) and Sonny Baquisal (2002 NU 107 Rock Awards)
  • Best Produced Album- "Method Of Breathing" (2002 NU 107 Rock Awards)
  • Best Director-Lyle Sacris "Sink or Swim" , 2001 MTV Pilipinas Music Awards
  • Best Designed Album Cover- "Revenge of the Giant Robot" , 2001 NU 107 Rock Awards

Nominations

  • Album of the Year- "Icarus" , 2004 NU 107 Rock Awards
  • Guitarists of the Year- Mong Alcaraz and Sonny Baquisal, 2004 NU 107 Rock Awards
  • Best Album Packaging- "Icarus", 2004 NU 107 Rock Awards
  • Drummer of the Year- Joel Salvador, 2002 NU 107 Rock Awards
  • Best Rock Recording- "Sink or Swim", 2001 Awit Awards
  • Song of the Year- "Sink or Swim", 2001 NU 107 Rock Awards
  • Best Music Video- "Sink or Swim", 2001 NU 107 Rock Awards
  • Best New Artist- 2000, NU 107 Rock Awards


Former members

  • Eugene Esquivas(percussions)(2000-2007)

Trivia