perkXsoundlabs Digital Press Kit

Star Voyage DPK

Welcome to the digital press kit for "Star Voyage", 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:Star Voyage
Catalog No:PSL 023
Artist:perkXsoundlabs
Formed:2011
Solo Member:Paul Rolan Perkes
Location:Phoenix, AZ, US
Release Date:2013-12-15
Website:https://perkxsoundlabs.com
Digital BookletStar Voyage DB
Free Track:Folding Space
iTunes:Buy on iTunes
CD Baby:Buy on CD Baby
Amazon:Buy on Amazon
Bandcamp:Buy on Bandcamp

About The Album

Hidden

Star Voyage is a concept album revolving around the theme of interstellar travel. It tells the story of a voyage to a very distant planetary system many thousand light years from Earth. Such a voyage would require faster-than-light travel; knowledge of physics yet to be discovered and a technology yet to be invented.


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).

Track Informatipon

#TitleOpusISWCKeybpmMeterLen
1Cryogenisis329T9134497806Gm1334/405:39
2Three Parsecs Out330T9134305912Fm1454/405:57
3Breaking Light Speed331T9134406852E1284/405:37
4Launch Sequence334T9134852883Am1364/405:40
5Maximum Thrust335T9134588446Em1334/405:26
6Deep Space336T9134497839Gm1354/405:30
7Interstellar Overdrive337T9134668181G#m1364/405:21
8Stellar Navigation338T9134668192Bm1284/404:22
9Parallax339T9134765052G#m1454/404:56
10Folding Space340T9134498514D#m1334/405:37
11So Far From Home341T9134765074Em1304/404:01
12Towards Journey's End345T9134854243Bbm1334/405:23
13Final Destination348T9134948622Am1284/403:56
  • 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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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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