Reese Lansangan

Maria Therese "Reese" Lansangan (born October 16, 1990) is a Filipino musician, singer-songwriter, visual artist,[1] graphic designer, fashion designer,[2] and published author.[3] She is best known for her 2015 debut album Arigato, Internet!, and for being half of the indie duo Reese and Vica.[4][5]

Reese Lansangan
Lansangan in 2016
Lansangan in 2016
Background information
Born (1990-10-16) October 16, 1990 (age 30)
OriginQuezon City, Philippines
GenresIndie pop, folk
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, author, visual artist, graphic and fashion designer
Instruments
Years active2009-present
LabelsIndependent
Associated acts
Websitereeselansangan.com

2013 Elements National Music CampEdit

In 2013, she was accepted into the Philippines' highly esteemed Elements National Music Camp, where she was mentored by the likes of Ryan Cayabyab, Joey Ayala and Noel Cabangon, among others.[6]

"Arigato, Internet!", 2015 & 2016Edit

On December 6, 2015, Lansangan launched her debut album called "Arigato, Internet!" at Green Sun, Makati.[7] The album, being her way of thanking the Internet, consists of 11 songs, which was written and produced by herself, with help from some friends.[8]

All tracks are written by Reese Lansangan.

No.TitleLength
1."Exploration No. 5" (Ukulele: Reese Lansangan, Lead guitar: Josh Villena, Bongos: Carlo Maraingan)3:48
2."Grammar Nazi" (Guitar: Reese Lansangan, Lead guitar: Josh Villena, Percussive sounds: Both)4:40
3."Creeper" (Guitar: Reese Lansangan, Lead guitar: Josh Villena, Drums: Gabba Santiago, Upright bass: Miko Villena)4:57
4."Code of Kin" (Guitar: Reese Lansangan, Cello: Coeli San Luis, Keys & Synths: Cholo Hermosa)4:03
5."Slick" (Guitar: Reese Lansangan, Lead guitar: Josh Villena, Bongos: Carlo Maraingan)3:49
6."Bleed" (Lead guitar: Josh VIllena, Drums: Gabba Santiago, Keys: Kai Honasan, Bass: Miko Villena)3:51
7."A Song About Space" (Guitar: Reese Lansangan, Lead guitar: Josh Villena, Keys: Kai Honasan, Synths: Cris Garcimo)4:24
8."Autopilot" (Guitar: Reese Lansangan, Lead guitar: Josh Villena, Drums: Mark Villena, Bass: Miko Villena)3:31
9."St. Petersburg" (Guitar: Reese Lansangan, Lead guitar: Josh Villena, Kick & Keys: Cholo Hermosa)5:03
10."On Wednesdays We Wear Pink" (homage to the movie Mean Girls (2004), Ukulele: Reese Lansangan, Lead guitar: Josh Villena, Percusion: Mark Villena)4:36
11."Go Online" (Ukulele: Reese Lansangan)5:03
Total length:47:45

A year after, Lansangan announced that the album would have a limited edition reissue,[9] having 7 bonus songs in collaboration with other local artists. The repackaged album was launched on February 12, 2017 at A Space, Makati.[10]

Additional tracks:

All tracks are written by Reese Lansangan.

No.TitleLength
1."Grammar Nazi (BP Valenzuela remix)" (remix produced by BP Valenzuela) 
2."Autopilot (Moonlighter remix)" (remix produced by Lester Cruz) 
3."Exploration No. 5 (CRWN remix)" (remix produced by King Puentespina) 
4."Bleed (Area 25 remix)" (remix produced by April Hernandez and Clarence Garcia) 
5."Home" (music & lyrics by Reese Lansangan, Arranged by Reese Lansangan, Choi Padilla, Allen Articulo) 
6."Trophy Boy (2010 Version)" (music & lyrics by Reese Lansangan, Arrangement by Reese Lansangan, Recorded by Ace Libre, Mixed by Francis Victa) 
7."St. Petersburg (Band version)" (music & lyrics by Reese Lansangan, Arrangement by Reese Lansangan, Josh Villena, Gabba Santiago, Lead guitar by Josh Villena, Drums by Gabba Santiago, Drums by Jason Conanan) 

"Of Sound Mind & Memory" (EP), 2017Edit

A surprise, four-tracked EP titled "Of Sound Mind & Memory" was released on April 30, 2017,[11] described by Lansangan as "a deeply personal reflection of life and human condition".[12]

All tracks are written by Maria Therese E. Lansangan.

No.TitleLength
1."Aristophanes"1:59
2."Machines and Men"5:06
3."For The Fickle"5:54
4."Wildwood"4:06
Total length:17:06


"Playing Pretend in the Interim" (EP), 2020Edit

Playing Pretend in the Interim[13] is bold, playful, and the new Reese you never imagined. It is a five-track EP of songs completed during isolation. This is both a writing experiment and an examination of the self as a human living with and for others. She wrote these songs from different perspectives and characters (an encyclopedia salesman, a long-gone celebrity, a haunting ghost...) - seeing hyper-specific experiences with borrowed eyes. It’s a combination of research, imagination, secondhand stories, histories, and things she's heard and witnessed along the way. [14] This EP is a way of escaping reality for a moment, allowing room for wonder and play. [15]

All tracks are written by Maria Therese E. Lansangan.

No.TitleLength
1."Mall Rats"4:04
2."Extended Vacation"3:58
3."Ghosting"4:14
4."The Encyclopedia Salesman"4:22
5."When It Happens"4:04
Total length:20:43

Coke Studio PH Season 1 (2017)Edit

In the first season of Coke Studio PH, Reese Lansangan partnered with Filipino band Franco for a collaboration.[16] They played one song from each other's own tracks in their own rendition and one entirely new song, which both of them made.

Paramore Front Act (2018)Edit

On August 23, 2018, Lansangan together with her guitarist, Josh Villena, performed as an opening act for the highly revered pop punk band, Paramore, on their third visit to Manila, Philippines for their Tour Four.

Personal lifeEdit

Lansangan graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in information design.[5]

Published authorEdit

Lansangan has also co-authored a poetry book, In Case You Come Back with Marla Miniano and Jamie Catt in 2016.[17] The book contains musings on different topics such as love, family, adventures, childhood, insecurities, and quirks, among other things. In September 2017, the three of them released a second book called, The Maps That Contain Us, a poetry and flash fiction book.[18]

Reading advocacyEdit

Lansangan has acknowledged that books and reading play a big part of her life, and a big influence on her art. During a holiday in the US in 2015, she started a personal tradition she refers to as the #ArigatoInternetHunt, where she hides copies of her album in various books, for strangers to find.[19] She turned the tradition into an official promotion event, working with the Philippine bookstore chain Fully Booked (which she referred to as her "favorite bookstore."[19]) in 2017.[20]

Awards & nominationsEdit

Wish Music AwardsEdit

Year Award Nominated work Result Ref.
2018 Wishclusive Contemporary Folk Performance of the Year "Exploration No. 5" Nominated [21]
2020 Wish Contemporary Folk Song of the Year "An Opportunity To Go To The Moon" Won [22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Batallones, Niko (2014-10-05). "Live things: The Gathering Season by Reese Lansangan". earthings!. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  2. ^ "Electric youth: 28 designers to watch out for". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2017-05-17.
  3. ^ "Over 100 beautiful poems in Summit Books' In Case You Come Back". Summit Media. Retrieved 2017-05-17.
  4. ^ Manalansan, Maine (2015-12-04). "Girl Online". The Philippine Star. Archived from the original on 2017-02-17. Retrieved 2017-02-17.
  5. ^ a b Benipayo, Camila D. (2011-06-15). "Reese Lansangan: The best of all worlds". The GUIDON. Archived from the original on 2017-02-17. Retrieved 2017-02-17.
  6. ^ http://elementsmusiccamp.com.ph/index.php/campers/lansangan-maria-therese/
  7. ^ "Reese Lansangan's Album Launch "Arigato Internet"". Art+ Magazine Online. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  8. ^ "Reese Lansangan: Extramillennial Life". Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  9. ^ "Reese Lansangan announces "Arigato, Internet!" reissue, plus a new line of merchandise". Reese Lansangan announces "Arigato, Internet!" reissue, plus a new line of merchandise | Editorial | Bandwagon - Live music, bands and concert guide for Singapore, Manila and Jakarta. 2016-12-06. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  10. ^ "Reese Lansangan throws 'Domo Arigato!' party with Jensen Gomez, Josh Villena and Tandems '91". Reese Lansangan throws 'Domo Arigato!' party with Jensen Gomez, Josh Villena and Tandems '91 | Editorial | Bandwagon - Live music, bands and concert guide for Singapore, Manila and Jakarta. 2017-02-09. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  11. ^ Of Sound Mind & Memory, 2017-04-30, retrieved 2017-05-18
  12. ^ reese (2017-04-27). "Of Sound Mind & Memory". Reese Lansangan. Retrieved 2017-05-18.
  13. ^ Playing Pretend in the Interim, 2020-10-30, retrieved 2021-05-04
  14. ^ . 2021-02-17 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_lY6bIzAt96LKCk-fqnpyUpnV29LtbSkA0. Retrieved 2021-05-04. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ https://genius.com/albums/Reese-lansangan/Playing-pretend-in-the-interim. Retrieved 2021-05-04. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ "Listen to Franco X Reese Lansangan's Songs for Coke Studio PH". UDOU BY AFTERPARTY. 2017-09-08. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  17. ^ "In Case You Come Back". Goodreads. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  18. ^ Bodegon, Kara (2017-09-04). "Reese Lansangan Announces New Book 'The Maps That Contain Us' - Billboard Philippines". Billboard Philippines. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  19. ^ a b "Reese Lansangan takes the #ArigatoInternetHunt to Fully Booked stores". Reese Lansangan takes the #ArigatoInternetHunt to Fully Booked stores | Editorial | Bandwagon - Live music, bands and concert guide for Singapore, Manila and Jakarta. 2017-03-19. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  20. ^ "A Book Scavenger Hunt with Reese Lansangan – Fully Booked". blog.fullybookedonline.com. Retrieved 2017-09-15.
  21. ^ "Full List: 3rd Wish 107.5 Music Awards Winners". wish1075.com. Retrieved 2018-01-15.
  22. ^ "Full List: 5th Wish 107.5 Music Awards: Complete List of Winners". wish1075.com. Retrieved 2021-05-04.