perkXsoundlabs Digital Press Kit

Rapidamente DPK

Welcome to the digital press kit for "Rapidamente", 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:Rapidamente
Catalog No:PSL 002
Artist:perkXsoundlabs
Formed:2011
Solo Member:Paul Rolan Perkes
Location:Phoenix, AZ, US
Release Date:2012-10-15
Website:https://perkxsoundlabs.com
Digital BookletRapidamente DB
Free Track:Above The Clouds
iTunes:Buy on iTunes
CD Baby:Buy on CD Baby
Amazon:Buy on Amazon
Bandcamp:Buy on Bandcamp

Reviews

"The energetic songs and sonic sounds with symphonic beats and orchestrated string and horn sounds are magical, space-driven, and intergalactic. Nothing is left undiscovered on this album. Fans of Tangerine Dream's work from the 1980s and 90s will love it. PerkXsoundlabs produce another splendid musical release from a galaxy close to home." 5 Stars (out of 5) — Mathew Forss
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"Much like the previous String Theory, Rapidamente delivers a cohesive dose of measured melody, and there's an underlying current to Perkes' concoctions that is familiar across the entirety of the album, a certain style that is his own that comes out on all the tracks. Where Rapidamente builds on its predecessor is in terms of the diversity and depth of its contents, and tracks on this record tend to progress well and show more differentiation from one another. While String Theory was quite a good record, as a collection of tracks Rapidamente builds and progresses off Perkes' previous foundations and presents the listener with a full spectrum heroic dose of varied electronic goodness that doesn't show very many seams and remains pretty diverse throughout." 3.5 Stars (out of 5) — Reed Burnam
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About The Album

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This is the second album that I produced. I was composing most of the material on this album while I was in the final stages of mixing and mastering my first album, String Theory. In this album I continue to explore songs with very fast tempo, thus the title, "Rápidamente". This album also contains two songs, "Opus Zero" & "Caught in the Web", that I composed when I was in high school, over 30 years ago. I had mostly forgotten them; but my good friend, Dex, remembered them, recorded them and sent them to me so I could relearn them and rearrange them for this album.

This album was released on October 15th, 2012.

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
1Rapidamente31T9128804057Fm1374/405:00
2Dreams of Conquest45T9128761955Fm1283/403:50
3Extra-terrestrial Origin3T9128784349Gm1274/405:40
4Opportunity21T9128792778Dm1404/404:24
5Above the Clouds38T9128782183Cm1404/404:48
6Regret43T9128774765Bm1274/403:44
7Serengeti Sunrise22T9128769288Em1384/404:15
8Infinite Hope23T9128775633C1324/404:34
9Intrinsic14T9128772736Dm1364/405:15
10Budapest Morning32T9128775848F1204/404:34
11Empty Spaces35T9128775859Cm1384/406:29
12Opus Zero34T9128808560Em1094/405:12
13Prime39T9128765242Em1307/404:15
14Caught in the Web33T9128781237Dm1204/403:08
15Joyful41T9128760167Ab1374/403:23
16Evolution42T9128797422Cm1354/404:23
  • 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

Master Press Kit

AlbumReleased
String Theory2012-06-15
Rapidamente2012-10-15
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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