March 25, 2013
the JazzFakers 'Here Is Now' (ALRN043): Digipack CD+Digital available now!
Confused, driven, and curious, the JazzFakers come alive from eons of pulsing sound waves.the JazzFakers quartet emerged from the chaotic New York music scene in 2008. The idea originated from saxophonist/keyboardist David Tamura who runs the New York City Experimental Music Meet-Ups, (former projects of David’s are Charles K.Noyes, Von LMO). During this time, David teamed up with drummer Steve Orbach, and multi-instrumentalist Robert L. Pepper of avant garde experimentalists PAS, later to add bassist Raphael Zwyer to complete the project. (In 2013, Matt Luczak has taken the role of drums/percussion). the JazzFakers incorporate various forms of music including jazz, avant garde, noise, improv, and minimalism, along with a few mainstream hooks, to develop a new cutting edge sound which can only be described as ‘beautifully’ schizophrenic and original.
Recorded and mixed by Martin Bisi, legendary producer of artists such as John Zorn, Bill Laswell, and Jim Thirlwell.
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February 13, 2013
Trey Crim / Best of 2012 Album Covers
Trey Crim, digital artist and time traveler has created the artwork for several Alrealon Musique releases, including, 'FluiD - Envisioning Abstraction: the Duality of FluiD' (ALRN008) and 'FluiD / John 3:16 - The Pursuit of Salvation' (ALRN024/VL001).
We asked Trey for some of the cover art of 2012 that caught his creative eye. Here is what he gave us:
The "Best of 2012" Album Covers. This is a very subjective topic of discussion, much like music. What I think is cool may look like butt to someone else, with that said, here are 5 album covers from 2012 that caught my eye in no particular order.
Life Will Write The Words - The Rocket Summer
I'm a sucker for these collage type of pieces and this is no exception. This art reminds me of some of Mark Weaver's designs. I believe this cover was designed by Ryan Besch with photos by the musician's wife Tara Avery. I could be totally wrong in that assessment. Anyways, the silhouette with the photo collage "taped" together is a nice touch. It kinda has a homemade/personal feel to it with a vintage atmosphere. The vintage hue reminds me of the 70s or an Instagram photo and I say that in the most flattering way possible. From what I gather the album was performed solely by Bryce Avary (The Rocket Summer), so it makes sense that the album cover has the homemade look.
The Singles - Goldfrapp
Here we are again with a collage and a silhouette. This cover was designed by Mat Maitland and incorporates portions of art from other Goldfrapp releases, which makes sense, since this is a "best of" album. I think he did a great job bringing in the various elements from the other covers to create a new composition. It also helps that Alison Goldfrapp is attractive and having her on the cover is always a plus.
Bloom - Beach House
This cover has received recognition all over the place and I can see why. The simple black and white design by Brian Roettinger is great. I believe he used a photography by Beach House of marquee lights to create this cover. The repetition of patterns with the slight variations certainly draw your eye to it. I also dig the fact that they didn't feel like they needed to have any text on the front. They let the art and music speak for itself.
Minus the Machine - 10 Years
I wish I could tell you who created this cover art, but I have not found that fact out yet. Besides collages, I am also a fan of textures and this cover uses texture in an effective manner with the analog reel to reel player. I don't really know anything about the band, but the cover certainly got me interested enough to give them a listen and isn't that one of the goals of the cover art?
...Little Broken Hearts - Norah Jones
And back to a vintage look. The washed out colors of just black, white and red certainly adds a nostalgic feel to this design. The cover was inspired by a poster for the 1965 film Mudhoney by Russ Meyer. Taking photos of Norah by Frank Ockenfels III, Frank Harkins was able to really get that same look, right down to the same font treatment and credits like the movie poster. I am not one who really likes the artist headshots as an album cover, but I think it really works well in this case.
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February 7, 2013
Alap Momin/MRC Riddims Alrealon Mix
As many of you know, we at Alrealon Musique are BIG fans of Alap Momin aka Oktopus of Dalek and MRC Riddims;
which is why we're so excited to share with you, this exclusive mix by Alap.
1. The Naked Heroes - Spare Change (Minimal Mix)
2. Erykah Badu - The Healer
3. Pheo - This All Been Vintage
4. The Bug - Rise Up
5. Early B - Deaf Ears
6. Infinity Ink - Infinity
7. Miss TK & The Revenge - Just Wanna Dance
8. Angel Haze - New York
9. Shaketeam Reedy - This Beat Bananas
10. Blok Boyz - Philly Boy Clap (Dev79 Remix)
11. Kahn & Neek - Backchat
12. Kahn & Neek - Dubchat
13. DMX Krew - When The Going Gets Weird
14. Tarana - Invocation (Minimal Mix)
15. Indians - Minimal Meow (Rough Mix)
16. Shed - Boom Room
17. Cardopusher - Coppertoned Punch (Ghosts On Tape Remix)
18. Eek-A-Mouse - Anarexol
"...MRC Riddims is the DJ/production team of Alap Now and Merc Yes from Harlem, NY. Their single goal is to make the heaviest fun possible on the dancefloor. Absorbing many genres from minimal techno to dancehall to house and everything in between, MRC Riddims manage to bring their NYC flavor to all that they touch and rarely get too close to the limitations of any one genre. A deep thump and a playful bounce are a common thread throughout their distinct sound. Even when they journey into their deepest, heaviest moments, MRC Riddims never take you too far away from that feeling you had the first time you stepped into a roller rink as a kid! "
January 7, 2013
Deprogramming Hour: Experi-MENTAL Festival 4
Here is a great way to recap this years Experi-MENTAL Festival 4, at Goodbye Blue Monday. The amazing Deprogramming Hour show has posted their TV show online for everyone to see.
In this episode we have some clips of performances from the recent Experi-MENTAL Festival 4 @ Goodbye Blue Monday in Brooklyn, and an interview with Robert Pepper of PAS who organized the event.
Featured Artists: Amber Brien Trio, Black Saturn (Ned Jackson), Hassliche Luftmasen, (Nick Didkovsky), Xambuca, (Chandra Shukla), $50 Dollar Trumpet (Brett Zweiman), Rapoon (Robin), Quartet: Ron Anderson, Lawry Zilmrah, Dave David Tamura, Robert Pepper (Pas Musique)/ PAS,Enjoy the show.
November 19, 2012
PAS CURATED SERIES - JURICA JELIC 'Distant Memories' (ALRN040)
Europe/Worldwide: 10 euros (+ 4 euros shipping)
October 22, 2012
Purchase 'Visions of The Hereafter - Visions of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory' (ALRN033)
by JOHN 3:16 now!
Format: Digipack CD +Digital
Europe / UK:
10 euros (+ 3 euros shipping)
13 dollars (+ 3 dollars shipping)
You can order the CD via
- VADE RETRO SHOP (France):
- Code7/Plastic Head Distribution (UK):
- Amazon (UK):
The digital version (MP3/FLAC/WAV) can be purchased at
- Juno Records:
JOHN 3:16 'Visions of The Hereafter - Visions of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory' (ALRN033)
1. The Ninth Circle (4:56)
2. Throne of God / Angel of The Lord (3:48)
3. Abyss of Hell / Clouds of Fire (7:32)
4. Ascent of The Blessed (to The Heavenly Paradise) (6:01)
5. God’s Holy Fire (5:03)
6. Star of The Sea / Guardian Angel (5:26)
7. The Inner Life of God / The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit (5:16)
8. Through Fire and Through Water (3:35)
9. Fall of The Damned (into Hell) (8:06)
Total Time: 49 min 39 sec
Philippe Gerber/JOHN 3:16 has played more than 500 shows in the UK and Europe with the London based band Heat From a DeadStar (2004 to 2009). HFADS was the first non-US act to sign a record deal with the Boston-based label Ace of Hearts Records (owned by Rick Harte, producer of Mission of Burma, Lyres, The Infliktors, etc). The trio released its first album ‘Seven Rays of The Sun’ in 2008. This album has been described as “abrasive, catchy, post-Wire post-punk” and “a Burma-esque adrenalin rush of banging drums, rumble bass and slashing guitars” (Big Take Over Magazine, USA).
JOHN 3:16 was started in 2007, as a studio-only project but after HFADS disbanded in 2010, JOHN 3:16 became the official live act of Philippe Gerber. The 5-track EP ‘Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God’ (2011) was critically acclaimed and presented the JOHN 3:16’s newly musical direction “synthesizing many different styles and genres such as those designed as psychedelic-electronic analog circuit no-wave, industrial, ambient, shoegaze, pop, trip-hop...” (Terapija Webzine, Croatia).
‘Visions of the Hereafter - Visions of Heaven, Hell and Purgatory’ is the first full length of JOHN 3:16 and is to be released via Alrealon Musique on October 22, 2012. The nine tracks were recorded at the Alrealon Studio/Laboratory(76). Carolyn O’Neill (Director of the Logan Square New Music Ensemble) co-wrote the track ‘Abyss of Hell/Clouds of Fire’ and William Schaff (Okkervil River, Songs: Ohia, Godspeed You! Black Emperor...) designed the original artwork.