Dulcinea is a representation of what it means to be alive and all the joy and suffering that goes along with a life consciously and fully lived. The goal is to communicate, express and heal through music.
Formed in 2006 by Mathew Thomas and Jason Ng along with drummer Rashid Said, Dulcinea is the name of a character in Miguel De Cervantes' novel Don Quixote. In the book, the central character Don ...Quixote goes in search of a woman he believes to be the most beautiful woman in the world and this search triggers a series of adventures and tribulations. In this spirit, Dulcinea sees their music as a search for something beautiful. It's a journey filled with reflection, expression and imagination.
Upon releasing their debut album "The Politics Of Fear" in 2008, Dulcinea began gigging with a full fledged line up including guitarist Paul Yong and frontman Gerard Richards. The Politics Of Fear was a theme album that dealt with fear and its negative connotations. Like most artistic endeavors, the music progressed through the next few years and the integration of various music styles began to be one cohesive sound that is more immediate.
Now, 3 years after the release of The Politics Of Fear, Dulcinea is proud to release their most cohesive work yet - "In The Shadow Of The Sun". Marking another push towards the unexplored, solidifying their career in adaptation and transformation while acting as the culmination of time spent on sonic explorations of light & dark. "In The Shadow Of The Sun" is blissfully melodic and frighteningly dense while showcasing the epic conflict between worlds of beauty and the darkest of demons.
"Dulcinea from Johor Bahru, Singapore go outside the boundaries to create a chilling and epic look at the struggles between good and evil. The tempos shift and sway amongst beautiful haunting melodies. Evil lurks as seemingly endless acoustic guitar passages and flowing guitar leads weave a somber sense of emotion. Not being too constrictive with their song structures the band even tosses in a bit of funk and straightforward rock for the purists. While more progressive rock and experimental in nature than most bands featured on HP, Dulcinea is a remarkable band that you should take heed to nonetheless."