Actually, Mistaken for Granted is Silent Sanctuary’s third album and not the second. The first album was “Ellipsis of the mind” (independently released in 2004). They had a different vocalist/guitarist back then. The sound before was different from the how the second and third album sounds. The titles of the songs in the first album sounds more serious than that of the latter albums. Looking beyond the titles of the songs by listening to the album, you’ll find that the most common theme here is love which is of course something that one should really be serious about. 😀
Last week, I was able to attend their album launch held at Cubao X. Those were at the album launch were lucky to get posters that came with the album. 😀
In the album “Mistaken for Granted”, 14 tracks were included, three of which are fillers (“As I Tono, Tono per Em, and An Tono Band Heras”). “As I Tono” kicks off the album, trying to set your mood for a few seconds in preparation for “Pauwi na Ako”. “Pauwi na ako” is an upbeat track that includes a lot of string arrangements. Even if the next song sounds Japanese by reading the title, the song is actually in Filipino. “Amakakeru Ryu No Hirameki”. Watch out for the awesome guitar parts there. 😀 This track is then followed by a more mellow one, “Hiling” (usual unrequited love theme). The intro of “Sa Buhay Na To” will then give you goosebumps with the great combination of strings by Anjo (cello) and Chino (violin). “Hinga ng Malalim” have lines that are LSS-worthy. The “Saddest v2” is one of the English tracks in the album. The lyrics of this song matches with the mood set by the music that goes with it. Like “Saddest v2”, the theme of “Hay Naku” goes well with the rhythm of the song. In addition, I like the outro of this song. 🙂 “Lalayo” has guitar riffs and string arrangements that sound heavy. “Estella” has a heavy-sounding intro with great guitar parts. I hope they release this as their next single. For me, this song stood out amongst all of the songs in the album. “Patunayan”, another love song in the album (the unrequited love type of song). The album ends with “Dekada 90”, a song where you will hear a mention of the name of the vocalist of the most influential band in the 90s (yes, Ely Buendia – look for the line “pakikinggan si Ely Buendia”). A song that will make you reminisce the 90s and go nostalgic.
The album is sold at 280 pesos and is available at record bars. It’s released under Universal Records. The album’s inlay doesn’t include the lyrics of the songs. Thus, it’s either you transcribe or ask the band members for the lyrics. 😀
By the way, Buddy Zabala did additional string arrangements for the album and he’s also one of the producers of the album.