Pupil’s Beautiful Machines

Dark, loud and romantic; with one foot in the past and both eyes dead set on the future

PUPIL describe their music. After disbanding Mongols in 2005,  the remaining members of the band formed Pupil. Late last year, they released their first album, Beautiful Machines. And from the design cover of the album alone, you’d immediately guess what type of music you are going to hear. True to their description of their music, the tracks in Beautiful Machines are loud and yet romantic as in the carrier single, Wala Ka Na. Buendia’s singing still has traces of eheads. Yes, prolly he can never change that. But the musical accompaniment, especially the use of more advanced electronic gadget made this track distinct from the other buendia songs. And in the rest of the tracks in the album which Buendia sang. If you miss the eraserheads don’t buy this album. This is not the eraserheads’ kind of music. But if you want something new to listen to, something original which is definitely way way better than what you see and hear from local radio stations and tv shows, definitely more deserving of the tag OPM (Original Pilipino Music) than the mainstream’s favorite “revival bands and singers”, then buy this album. It’s worth all your precious bucks.

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  1. I’ve watched Pupil on two occasions–at Saguijo bar in Makati and at the MTV Music Summit. This band rocks and their music is surprisingly good. Eli Buendia eh! I think they play regularly at Saguijo on Wednesdays.

  2. Yup. They play regulary at Saguijo Bar. What I like about this band is that, the more you listen to their music, the more you like them.

  3. Feeling ko – ito na ang matagal nang gustong gawin ni Ely. Nakahon kasi sha sa Eraserheads. “Pinilit kong iahon ka pero ayaw mo namang sumama.” Now he’s free and it’s beautiful indeed.

  4. waaah… galing talaga ng pupil!!!!!!! saludo ako kay ely buendia… wala ka talagang kakupas kupas…. lupit!!!!! sana punta kayo ulit sa iloilo.. maraming gustong makinig sa music nyo..

  5. ibang klase tlga si ely and his new band pupil. wala pa rin tatalo sa music writing n music making nya he is stll the man of pinoy rock scene!

  6. wala.. Ely Buendia pa rin kame.. Ang galing mo talaga..Ang gwapo mo p.. DA BEST ka..tama si Ge, wala pa ring tatalo sa song writing mo..Ang Laki ng Contribution ng Eheads sa Philippine music industry eh..Umangat ang ekonomiya nun eh..nyahaha kidding aside, ANg galing mo talaga.. ewan ko kung anong utak meron ka at talagang nakakarelate sa mga kanta mo ang mga listeners mo..Kaya PARA SA MASA, bumalik na sana Ang ERASERHEADS..plzzzz kahit reunion lang.. one time lang pede?

  7. wala..Ely buendia pa ren kame..Ang galing mo talaga..Ang gwapo mo p..DA BEST ka..tama si Ge, walang tatalo sa song writing mo..Ang laki ng contribution ng Eheads sa philippine music industry eh..Umangat ang ekonomiya nun eh..nyahaha kidding aside, ANg galing mo talaga..ewan ko ba kung anong utak meron ka at nakakarelate sa mga kanta mo ang mga listeners mo..kaya PARA SA MASA, bumalik na sana ang ERASERHEADS..plzzz kahit reunion lang..one time lang pede?..joan 2..

  8. nakkkzzz nmn….. hayupppp…. grave ang fowerz nio huh.. dming avid panz ni ely koh… todo zufort tlga kau kay labidabz… waheheheh… gudlak za iniong lhat… watch out for pupil coz dey gonna kick ur paking ass.. la lng.. ely rockz my world..nakzzz

  9. Hanep i2ng album n ito!!! Imortal ka talaga Ely Buendia. Astig ka talaga at cute ka tlaga! Nakaka-addict tlaga! Bilhin niyo na!

  10. who is the lead vocalist who sang “Beautiful machine”?

    babae ba talaga yun? hehe

  11. idol ely buendia sayang d k naabutan ang eheads n band nyo bata p kase ako nun……gs2 k ung ga nirevive n knta nyo….saka ung album nyong beautiful machines lalo na dianetic and nasan ka at gamogamo………sana pnta kau sa sm bacoor…….walng kupas tla c ely wafu m kuya!!!!!!

  12. ERASERHEADS simply the most awesome display of pinoy band our country ever had!!!!iba ang dating nila…its like listning to beattles song na templang pinoy ang aryv!Ely…ang galing mo pa rin…aint any1 cud ever match u pare…salamat sa lahat ng songs mo…dun ako na inspired balikan ang syota ko sa kanta mong “Fill her” sa Cutterpillow album nyo…at alam mong nangyari? d pa rin kami nagkatuluyan.well…dats life!eh kau nga d kau nagtagal..but nweyz…thanx alot SIR ELY!!!!!

  13. i did heard the song of PUPIL band tiltled, “Nasaan Ka Na”…Tsk..tsk…Sir Ely, ano ba yan pare? tapos na talaga ata ang panahon natin…I saw u performing on SOP”s PasiklaBAND along wid 2day’s new band and so wid ur bitter rival of ur tym BAMBOO of Rivermaya before.Walang dating ang songs nyo Sir ELY eh…parang lumang tugtugin ang aryv nyo wyl performing..nakakbadtrip panoorin! ang idol kong vocalist ng E-heads b4 can no longer make the audience like his songs no matter wat they tried?well…Sir ely..u better give ur best shot on ur next album if u can still make it abnother try…dont push urself too much to the limits wen ur not doing gud as the moment..recharged and then BE BACK!!!

  14. WOW!!!!! at last!!!!!! nahanap q din ang PUPIL!!!!! Idol q talaga ang VOCALIST ng BanDA!!na c eLY BuenDia!!!Of ol tym yan!!! saNa pMunta Cla SA OrmOc City!!!! Sayang at Hndi q inabotan ang ERASERHEADS! bata Pa Kc aq nung KaPanahon NIla…. pRo khIt d Q inaBotan, ok LaNG! Kc Nanjan Nman anG paPa q. Na Die-Hard Idol C Ely Buendia….na Cyang nagkUkweN2 Sa akn About ERASERHEADS!!!!!! Pro Ngaun Pupil na ang Fav. Band kO. Gus2 ko tlga ang kantang Nasaan Ka? Sana Galingan nyo Pa Kuya Ely. IDOL!!!! And MORE POWER 2 DA BAND PUPIL>>>>

  15. Sana marami pa silang albums na magawa, tsaka sana ma-nominate at manalo sila NU 107 Rock Awards 2006! Suportahan natin Pupil! (=

  16. pareng eLy.. die hard fan mo rin ako.. pero sana gwa k ng songs n papatok prin sa MASA…
    ung BEAUTIFUL MACHINE nyo, konti lng ang mgnda,, isa lng ata ang pumatok eh… ung NASAAN KA? . . . .

  17. we’ll aztig tong banda na to!! sa totoo lang mula e-heads at teeth eh pamatay tao na ang mga malulupit na kanta nilang to!!!

    PUPIL ROCKS!!!!!

    yeba!!!

  18. omai ghad Says:
    August 14th, 2006 at 12:52 pm
    i did heard the song of PUPIL band tiltled, “Nasaan Ka Na”…Tsk..tsk…Sir Ely, ano ba yan pare? tapos na talaga ata ang panahon natin…I saw u performing on SOP”s PasiklaBAND along wid 2day’s new band and so wid ur bitter rival of ur tym BAMBOO of Rivermaya before.Walang dating ang songs nyo Sir ELY eh…parang lumang tugtugin ang aryv nyo wyl performing..nakakbadtrip panoorin! ang idol kong vocalist ng E-heads b4 can no longer make the audience like his songs no matter wat they tried?well…Sir ely..u better give ur best shot on ur next album if u can still make it abnother try…dont push urself too much to the limits wen ur not doing gud as the moment..recharged and then BE BACK!!!

    Reply: Before you even make comments like that please check on your grammar and syntax. The manner, by which you speak, unfortunately is horrible. It’s a shame how low your knowledge of the English language really is. The analysts were right; the people of the country do have sub-standard English skills. How dare you speak wrongly of a man who had made a great contribution to the Philippines. He’s great at what he does and he seems happy with it. So if I were you stop using pejorative language in order to express your useless ideas. Look at it this way, you’re a person who can’t even express himself/herself well and here you are talking ill about a man who writes and has written great songs. It’s like an illiterate individual confronting Shakespeare. I think that’s quite ironic. Wouldn’t you agree? He has nothing more to prove. He has done enough. You, what have you done? Nothing. Well it’s true that you can’t please everyone but respect is always a must. What I am doing now isn’t a lack of respect but rather it’s something to make you realize that what you did was terrible. My advice? Instead of bickering and backbiting why don’t you enter into a good grammar school and have your tongue fixed first? At least it’s going to be minus one for the long list of illiterate people here in our country. Make the Philippines proud! Long live the Eraserheads and the Philippine music industry!

  19. i just want to add to all the praises….grabe Ely…alam mo ba how much i adored the eHeads and YOU especially!!! now it’s my 13yr old kid who worships your music….your work….and i can’t blame him! Ãœ ang galing mo talaga!!! lahat eh, wala kang itatapon…from ligaya, to shake yer head, trip to jerusalem…lahat!!!! pati shempre “hard to believe” which is my life’s theme song…. everybody wishes you and the eHeads get back together again but hey we all know you’ve moved on..the others have too…and even if the eHeads have disbanded, the MUSIC you contributed to OPM to the world will never fade…will always be remembered….rock on!!!

  20. Pareng Eleadre “Ely”, ewan ko ba pero nung bata pa kasi ako, naririnig ko lang yung mga kanta mo…. tapos ngayong highschool na ako, akalain mo nung mag-start akong matutong maggitara at makabuo ng sarili banda eh…. yung music mu yung napagbasehan ko!!!! sabi kasi nila, yung mga kanta ko daw eh…. parang mula din sa tema ng Eheads…. tapos I start searching for the band Eheads na dati ay naririnig ko lang….. alam mo pare!!! nung malaman ko yung buong detalye ukol sa inyo eh…. namangha ako, napuno ako ng inspirasyon…… pano ba naman kasi pare! iba ka kasi talaga, ang lupit mo talaga…. at medyo hindi nga nalayo yung mga tema ko sayo. Pero mas maganda pa rin mga gawa mo. Ang galing mu talaga, wala kang ibang katulad. Naadik agad ako sa mga kanta mo, kasi lahat yun ay sumasalamin sa kasalukuyang buhay ng tao. Alam mo p’re nung mabasa ko yung pagdi-disband niyo! nanghinayang talaga ako, kasi sayang talaga kayo. Pero ganyan nga talaga sa mundo ng rock! na “sa paglipas ng panahon, ang sikat na tinangkilik mo noon ay mapapalitan naman ng mga bago ngayon”…. kaya nga p’re yung dating Eheads eh…. napalitan na ng Pupil…. sana p’re maging sucessfull ulit yang bago mung banda…. para naman may tinig pa rin ni Ely na yayanig ulit sa masa….
    ‘ToL idol kita…. pero syempre dahil idol kita gusto ko sin maging katulad mo…. sana makaabot din ako sa mga narating mu, sana magtuluy-tuloy din yung banda kong “Mosaic”…. sana maging katulad din kita! at p’re dahil idol kita itutuloy ko din pagsusulat ko ng mga kanta. P’re thank you!!! maraming natulong sa akin yung mga kanta mo, para makagawa pa ako ng ibang kanta! geh toL…. have a healthy living!!! bye…… “‘ieL”

  21. this album is not an e-heads album..way way far from the eheads..this is not a gud album to listen to if you just want to reminisce the good old eheads days..this album is fresh..new sound, new lyrics and definitely new life as a bandman for ely buendia..we all have to move on..eheads is now a legend and the eheads themselves are all happy with the new path they’re into right now..

  22. Beautiful machines is very fine album. It gives the OPM world new options to listen to.. If Bamboo is a jazz-rock band, rivermaya has a positive-melodic tempo, and kamikazee has funny-real-life outlook..Pupil is a band which has a dark, loud yet melodic and very much accomodating to our ears despite of heavy roll of drums and destorted guitars..this album features “Nasaan Ka” as their carrier single. This song is perfect a poetry. I love how the lyrics were written. Its Diane Ventura who wrote that song it wasn’t Ely, its the wife..Dianetic reminds me of the song “Oh,Yoko” by John Lennon..A lovesong for your love one putting the first name as the title track. Other songs are 100 % great especially the song “blow your house down” and “different worlds”..this song will definitely take you a mile. In this album the Beatles showed major influence especially on lyrics. Songs like Different Worlds was inspired by Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (this is the opening of the show, im glad you came here tonight) and the song Mary which about the Mother Mary in Let It be..”Gamu-Gamu” is a guaranteed hit..I hope radio stations shall give this song a chance..
    This album is a certified rock greats. It really sounds like a band from US and UK with a taste of Filipino dose..I recalled the days of Smashing Pumpkins when i first bought the cd..
    Buy the album and feel a different OPM experience..

  23. pupil is different from the eheads but the singing ability of ely still reminds us the eheads dat, it was like a foreign act , its a hard stringing guitar wid melodic sounds & lyrics, hoping 4 ur next album, mabuhay

  24. i feel bless n naabutan ko ang eheads from d start of their career. nasubaybayan ko ang pagsikat nila hanggang s disbandment nila. para tlga akong namatayan nung kinumpirma nila raimund, marcus at buddy n wla n c ely sa heads. how i cried dat day, kala ko ksi dko na uli mkikita c ely. until one day, i heard d song bulakbol on radio. i thougt dat was ely, and in right. he is back with anoter band nga lng. ok na yon, importante e back in d music scene. kip on supporting our beloved ely. let is music lives 4ever!

  25. …….whoooooooaaaa………ang galing tlga ng pupil…….the best……no one can substitute ely…………..sya ang bumuhay sa opm industry………..long live my idol……yeah…………..

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