Pinoy super band 6Cycle Mind recently launched their 6th album Good by Sunday in the newly refurbished '70s Bistro, Anonas Avenue in Quezon City. 6Cycle mind is known for their biggest hits “Sige,” “Magsasaya,” “Kasalanan” (featuring Gloc 9), “I,” and “Upside Down.”
This time their latest album is loaded with hits like “Basta Ako,” title track “Good By Sunday” and even a track written by Raimund Marasigan titled “Bola.” The music video for the track “Basta Ako” was directed by Joyce Bernal and features Fil-Korean Jinri Park (who is popular as an FHM babe). Some of the songs are reflective of the bands experiences including the departure of long time vocalist Ney Dimaculangan.
The new album has 11 original songs plus a special track of their Suzuki jingle titled “Astig.”
Good By Sunday was produced by Sanwich front man Raimund Marasigan who was impressed with the demo tape for the album. Tuti Caringal, who is now the vocalist, said the motivation for Raimund was deeper than that, “Nakita niya yung nangyari sa amin nangyari rin sa kanya, eh. Nawala si Marc Abaya sa Sandwich siya yung humarap. Alam niya yung pains. Yung challenge of going through that. Sinabi niya, 'Pare tulungan ko kayo, I’ll produce the album pero ako magdadrums. Dapat kung ano sabihin ko gawin niyo.”
Marc Abaya has been with the band Kjwan for several years now and has a more active acting career in GMA-7. He is also part of the 2012 Cinemalaya New Breed film Ang Nawawala by Marie Jamora.
Guitarist Herbert Hernandez said that working with Raimund was something special, “Sabi niya, ‘Darwin may drummer na ba kayo? Wala pa? Game ako papalo lahat.’ It’s an honor for us na makasama yung original Eraserheads member. Na witness namin yung genius niya. Nung pinarinig ni utol Darwin kay Raimund may nagustohan siyang track. That song is Pangako, 7th track. Uy bago! So exciting.”
Raimund’s current band Sandwich is now in the United States for a concert with Apl D’Ap featuring the hottest Pinoy acts.
Darwin Hernandez is not only the brother of guitarist Herbert but is part of Soupstar management that handles the band. He was one of the people that originally conceived 6CycleMind. Darwin was the 6th member added to the original 5 band mates that formed it hence the name.
According to Darwin, it was difficult at first losing Ney a year ago. But companies that supported them were a huge boost for them to go on. “Swabe dahil sinadya kami ng Coke. Tinour na nila kami. Sinabi namin di kami kumpleto sabi nila ‘hindi pinanood namin kayo gusto namin. Ok kami’ Kasama namin Razorback. Pagsampa ng 6Cycle sa Davao nagkakagulo nag stop yung show. Nagkakagulo, may hit song kami, brand namin, si Tuti nato. Wild yung tao.”
The bigger tours and gigs allowed them to gauge how people were going to accept them even without Ney, “Dahil si Tuti na drummer di siya bago sa 6Cycle. Malaking bagay na eversince kumakanta rin naman si Tuti for 6Cycle, nagdadrums si Ney.”
They didn’t realize that they were slowly making a transition between vocalists, “Di intentional pero na gagawa na pala yung path. Yung road na yon. Si Ney gusto magdrums kakanta si Tuting ilang songs. Nangyayari na pala yon e. Dahil kasi maghihiwalay. Si tuti magtetake over hindi mahirap e. Na ihanda kaming lahat e.”
The sponsor also helped them bring their music to fans, “Nagpacontest kami sa facebook kung sino pinaka magandang version ng 6Cycle mind song. Marami nag post. Nanalo siya binigyan namin siya ng bagong gitara. Tumugtog kami sa garahe nila. Gulat na gulat yung mga tao. Ang sarap ng feeling nagtatakbuhan ‘nandiyan yung 6CycleMind!’ Tapos enjoy after noon ang dami naming ngaing bagong kaibigan. Alam namin sumusunod siya alam niya yung mga songs.”
The promo was so successful they’re thinking of doing it again, “Alam mo yung sinasabi nila first time nagyari sa lugar naming ‘to. Yon yung nireready naming ngayon meron kaming malaking ganun. Uulitin namin yung gulat concert. Inaayos na luckily may product na magsusuport.”