perkXsoundlabs Digital Press Kit

String Theory DPK

Welcome to the digital press kit for "String Theory", an electronic music album by perkXsoundlabs, the solo electronica project of producer, Paul Rolan Perkes. Here is collected in one, well-organized place, all of the necessary information requested by music industry professionals, members of the press and bloggers. Please let me know if there is something that I have left out or any other area for improvement.

Release Details

Album:String Theory
Catalog No:PSL 001
Artist:perkXsoundlabs
Formed:2011
Solo Member:Paul Rolan Perkes
Location:Phoenix, AZ, US
Release Date:2012-06-15
Website:https://perkxsoundlabs.com
Digital BookletString Theory DB
Free Track:Brane Worlds
iTunes:Buy on iTunes
CD Baby:Buy on CD Baby
Amazon:Buy on Amazon
Bandcamp:Buy on Bandcamp

Reviews

"In effect, perkXsoundlabs bridges the gap between space music and dance without any hiccups. The music is moving, authentic, and cinematic... at least in this dimension." 5 Stars (out of 5) — Mathew Forss
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"...with so much electro-offal that passes as "music", given the modern proliferation of color-by-numbers synthesizers and easy-bake home recording equipment, anything that attempts to carve out its own inner space without leaning on tired and conventional beat-isms is worthy of something akin to renown. And String Theory manages that well, as the album is nothing if not dancing to its own personal muse." — Reed Burnam
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About The Album

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This album was inspired by recent advances in a unified field theory for physics. The latest theory, called "String Theory", is a model of physical reality that proposes that we actually live in a world that has approximately 11 dimensions along which there are vibrating strings. The three-dimensional universe we perceive is only one projection of this n-dimensional universe. It is a proposed unified theory that can accurately describe the four fundamental interactions in nature: the strong force (holds neutrons and protons together), the weak force (responsible for radioactivity), electromagnetism (acts on electrically charged particles and light) and gravity. It also ties together general relativity and quantum mechanics.

Cover art by Paul Rolan Perkes

Bios

To suit different purposes, brief, short and long forms of Paul's biography are provided below:

Bio (brief)

perkXsounldabs is the solo electronica project of Paul Rolan Perkes based in Phoenix, Arizona. perkXsoundlabs is music of hope and intrigue. Compositionally, Paul pulls from a foundational background in classical piano and choral music, his scientific training, and progressive rock and a variety of electronic influences, including progressive trance and chiptune. His albums have garnered favorable comparisons to Kraftwerk, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Jean Michele Jarre, Infected Mushroom, Yahel, Astrix, and Indra. These are heady creative touchstones indeed, and the music of perkXsoundlabs represents a fascinating sonic tapestry for EDM fans. But without a cultural compass for these signposts, the music stands on its own as richly accessible for the casual music fan.

Bio (short form)

In 2007, Paul Rolan Perkes was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In the wake of his illness, he discovered his inner musician, and, since 2011, he's released 22 albums of intricate and emotionally resonate electronica that, taken as a whole, represent a brave and profound life and artistic journey. His artist name is perkXsoundlabs, which alludes to his name and his scientific background.

perkXsoundlabs is music of hope and intrigue. Compositionally, Paul pulls from a foundational background in classical piano and choral music, his scientific training, and progressive rock and a variety of electronic influences, including progressive trance and chiptune. His albums have garnered favorable comparisons to Kraftwerk, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Jean Michele Jarre, Infected Mushroom, Yahel, Astrix, and Indra. These are heady creative touchstones indeed, and the music of perkXsoundlabs represents a fascinating sonic tapestry for EDM fans. But without a cultural compass for these signposts, the music stands on its own as richly accessible for the casual music fan.

Paul holds a degree in physics with a minor in numerical analysis. His technical background informs his music programming skills and producing skills. He produces all his music himself in a home recording studio he set up in his spare bedroom using a digital audio workstation (DAW) he designed and built.

"My scientific career is relevant insomuch as my music often has a scientific theme and is often inspired by science," Paul says. "I consider myself a scientist musician. In closing, Paul says: "I couldn't exist without my music. It's enriched my life so much. Instead of sitting around feeling sorry for myself, it's given me a reason to live. It's uplifted me and helped me to connect with other people."

Bio (long form)

In 2007, Paul Rolan Perkes was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. At the time, he was married and had a successful career as an accomplished science professional. The debilitating disease ravaged Paul’s body and his personal life, but it couldn’t wreck his soul.

In the wake of his illness, he discovered his inner musician, and, since 2011, he’s released 23 albums of intricate and emotionally resonate electronica that, taken as a whole, represent a brave and profound life and artistic journey. His artist name is perkXsoundlabs, which alludes to his name and his scientific background.

"Because of MS, I’ve learned to live without a lot of things," the Phoenix, Arizona-based artist says. "MS robbed things from my life like my marriage, my independence, and my career. What I do have left is the freedom to create music and that brings me a lot of enjoyment."

perkXsoundlabs is music of hope and intrigue. Compositionally, Paul pulls from a foundational background in classical piano and choral music, his scientific training, and progressive rock and a variety of electronic influences, including progressive trance and chiptune. His albums have garnered favorable comparisons to Kraftwerk, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream, Jean Michele Jarre, Infected Mushroom, Yahel, Astrix, and Indra. These are heady creative touchstones indeed, and the music of perkXsoundlabs represents a fascinating sonic tapestry for EDM fans. But without a cultural compass for these signposts, the music stands on its own as richly accessible for the casual music fan.

Paul holds a degree in physics with a minor in numerical analysis. For over 20 years, he worked at the Center for Solid State Science at Arizona State University managing computers and research software, rising the ranks up to Principal Technical Support Analyst. His technical background informs his music programming skills and producing skills. He produces all his music himself in a home recording studio he set up in his spare bedroom using a digital audio workstation (DAW) he designed and built.

"My scientific career is relevant insomuch as my music often has a scientific theme and is often inspired by science," Paul says. "I consider myself a scientist musician. I have noticed that many of my colleagues also play some kind of musical instrument. Science and music often go hand-in-hand."

In closing, Paul says: "I couldn’t exist without my music. It’s enriched my life so much. Instead of sitting around feeling sorry for myself, it’s given me a reason to live. It’s uplifted me and helped me to connect with other people."

Photos

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Album Cover Paul Paul @ waterfall Paul @ piano Paul @ waterfall Paul @ wall
Studio Studio

All photos by Kathy D. Wigal
Artwork by Paul Rolan Perkes

Listen

You can listen to this album in entirety on SoundCloud (below).

Video

Track Informatipon

#TitleOpusISWCKeybpmMeterLen
1March of the Higgs Boson4T9127380329Cm903/403:25
2The Strong Force18T9127380330C#m1224/404:14
3Supersymmetry13T9127380272Cm1284/405:00
4Brane Worlds17T9127379991Dm1284/405:34
5Gravity12T9127379140Cm904/403:47
6Spacetime7T9127379300Gm1464/404:27
7Tachyon19T9127378534Cm1204/403:53
8Electromagnetism27T9127380238Cm1404/403:54
9Through Waves Of Matter9T9127380001Gm1204/403:20
10An N-Dimensional Universe25T9127378578Gm1303/403:10
11Holographic Projection5T9127380283Am1123/402:30
12Entanglement8T9127378556Gm1204/402:28
13Unification11T9127379151Gm1224/406:33
14Quantum Mechanics28T9127378567Gm964/403:33
15Causality26T9127379708Bm1274/404:15
16The Weak Force2T9127380261G#m1603/403:48
  • ISWC: the International Standard Musical Work Code, is a unique, permanent and internationally recognized reference number for the identification of musical works.
  • Opus: I assign each song I write a unique identification number; this is its opus number.

Other Releases

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String Theory2012-06-15
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Dark Matter2013-01-15
Tranceformation2013-04-15
Hidden2013-05-15
Bleak2013-07-15
The Final Rave2013-08-30
Mandelbrot2013-09-20
Edge2013-10-15
Black Sun2013-11-11
Star Voyage2013-12-15
Whiteout2014-01-15
Odin!2014-02-15
Dva!2014-03-14
Tri!2014-04-15
This Is2014-05-15
Enchanted Sky2014-06-15
Electronique2014-08-15
Synthesis2014-10-15
Starstruck2014-12-15
Permanence2015-01-15
Structure2015-07-15
Thought2018-01-15

Contact

All inquiries should be directed to Paul Rolan Perkes, paul@perkxsoundlabs.com

All music composed, performed and produced by Paul Rolan Perkes
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