Kamusta naman? Hope everything's alright on your part. Medyo natagalan din bago nasundan yung huli kong post (na isang repost pa ^.^) last April. Ang hirap talaga kapag #sabawmode lol. Well anyways, during my idle times (specially nung Holy Week) ay nakahiligan kong makinig sa mga inspirational worship songs. From the originals up to different covers/renditions. Then while looking around Youtube for different version of the song "Still", I came across this duo called Where's the sheep? I listened to their version and was really impressed. I even searched for their other songs at talaga naman nagandahan ako. Kaya for today, allow me to make a mini album review for them.
Where's the sheep? are contemporary praise duos Michael "Mike" Shimamoto (guitarist, vocals) and Henri "Hero" Mauricio (main guitarist). They are a conduit of praise, worship and inspirational songs. They have been around for several years already and had their self-titled debut album released on June 2012 via Vicor Music.
1. Who am I?
3. I am home
4. Deeply in love
5. Only hope
7. Through it all
8. I see you Lord
9. God gave me you
Ang kagandahan sa track listings sa album na ito (most of it were covers from the originals at binigyan nila ng new textures & flavors) ay hindi nakakasawang pakinggan. Talagang uulit-ulitin mo. Mahusay ang musical arrangements at ang vocals ni Michael - He sings intimately from the heart with a clear, strong and soaringly beautiful voice! Pinaka favorite kong track dito ay yung rendition nila ng "Still" which was originally performed by Hillsong United. There is something different about this song na sa tuwing napapakinggan ko ay medyo nagiging emotional ang aking mood. Very deep and strong kasi for me ang mensahe ng awiting ito. If you love singing songs of praise and want to uplift your spirits, this album is definitely a must have.
Bakit nga ba "Where's the sheep?" ang tawag sa kanila?
...."In our youth Life In The Spirit Seminar community, newbies are called 'Lambs." Mauricio added, "We went through being lambs too, but as time passed, we eventually became seniors, or shepherds if you will, taking care of the lambs." Shimamoto further explained, "We got that from our community and it was a running joke whenever we'd have new members. When Hero and I started playing together more and more, we thought it would be a neat and un-typical name to call ourselves and, at the same time, would have a real and deep meaning for what we do." Both supplemented that "Where's The Sheep?" is a question posed to everyone. "We're looking for the sheep or lambs not only from our community but the larger church, as in everybody, including you."... Source