Silent Sanctuary's sophomore effort

Silent Sanctuary has always been known for two things: releasing hit songs (remember ôIkaw Lamangö, ôIngat Kaö, ôKundimanö, and ôSummer Song?ö) and being unique for having a violinist and a cellist. Now, not only has the band released a new album thatÆs sure to contain more hits, theyÆve also beefed up their string arrangements with help from one of the local music sceneÆs greats.

Composed of Sarkie Sarangay on vocals and guitars, Allen Calixto on drums, Chino David on violin, Anjo Inacay on cello, and latest addition Jason Rondero on bass, Silent Sanctuary has released their sophomore effort called ôMistaken For Granted.ö Made up of 11 songs, including their first single ôHay Naku,ö the very catchy ôPauwi Na Akoö and the heartbreaking ôHiling,ö the album is called so because ôWeÆve grown past æFuchsiang Pag-IbigÆ. This album is our way of saying na weÆre not all cute love songs,ö Chino says.

ôCompared to the first album, mas grown up ang æMistaken For GrantedÆ, from the song themes to the arrangements and even the process of making the album.ö This maturity is apparent not only in the songs but also in the albumÆs inlay (designed by Wiji Lacsamana), chronicling the bandÆs growth through a mish-mash of pictures and scribbles.

While the first album ôFuchsiang Pag-Ibigö was produced by the band members themselves, ôMistaken For Grantedö is produced by Buddy Zabala and Sancho Sanchez, with Buddy also providing additional string arrangements. Also, additional guitars were laid-in by Choko Abejo (of Conctrete Sam) on the track ôLalayoö.

Silent SanctuaryÆs ôMistaken For Grantedö (under Universal Records) is now available at your favorite record stores.

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