perkXsoundlabs Digital Press Kit

Hidden DPK

Welcome to the digital press kit for "Hidden", 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:Hidden
Catalog No:PSL 012
Artist:perkXsoundlabs
Formed:2011
Solo Member:Paul Rolan Perkes
Location:Phoenix, AZ, US
Release Date:2013-05-15
Website:https://perkxsoundlabs.com
Digital BookletHidden DB
Free Track:Hide and Seek
iTunes:Buy on iTunes
CD Baby:Buy on CD Baby
Amazon:Buy on Amazon
Bandcamp:Buy on Bandcamp
Spotify:Listen on Spotify

Social Media Stats

Soundcloud

Followers:1,822
Likes:7,169
Plays:55,201
Tracks:461

Facebook

Page Followers:2,227
Page Likes:2,243

MailChimp

Subscribers:310

About The Album

Hidden

This project represents a totally new and different direction for me. It all started when I attempted to emulate an electro/dubstep track I liked by Hollidayrain, an artist of whom I am a big fan. I didn't emulate his track precisely; but I was so delighted with what I came up with that I just kept composing tracks in this new style, enough to fill up an album. This became my album, Hidden. It is my own unique fusion of electro, dubstep and jazz. I was so excited by this material that I decided to release this album early and out of sequence on May 31st, 2013.

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
1Your World127T9098594435Gm704/404:56
2Magical Journey128T9098677259Bbm704/405:03
3Hidden Places131T9098698783Cm704/405:01
4Hide and Seek133T9098674841Fm1404/406:32
5Secret Grotto137T9098653000Fm704/408:13
6Beyond the Crystal Cave140T9098612976F#m704/406:58
7Beneath the Rising Star141T9098698443Cm704/405:45
8Prometheus145T9098698454Fm704/404:37
9Jamais vu142T9098613004Gm1284/405:37
10Permanence146T9098594286Cm704/405:05
11The Long Winding Path152T9100347533Fm704/406:41
12Camouflage157T9100347544Gm704/406:08
13Searching for Nowhere156T9100353795C704/405:29
  • 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.

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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
Inner Eye2018-02-15

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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