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Perls in December 2008
|Alexander Perls Rousmaniere|
009 Sound System |
May 11, 1976|
|Genres||Electronica, electronic rock, house, trance|
|Musician, music producer|
|Labels||Track One Recordings|
Alexander Perls Rousmaniere (born May 11, 1976) is an American musician and record producer. His notable projects include 009 Sound System and Aalborg Soundtracks, whose songs are entirely written, performed, and produced by Perls.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, while studying as a new student at University College London in 1997, Perls worked with the post-rock collective Piano Magic. Following Perls' graduation from Oberlin College in 1998, he worked briefly for the Barbara Gladstone Gallery, a leading contemporary art dealership in New York, and then settled into a career as songwriter.
Between 2000 and 2008, Perls primarily composed music for European dance music, including David Guetta, Paul van Dyk, Ian Carey, ATB, and Robert M. He also provided vocals for Cosmic Gate on their album Earth Mover. first in New York City, and after 2006, in Los Angeles. From 2000 to 2003 he was one of the members of the electronic music duo CIRC, which released one album, Love Electric, and several singles and remixes.
Between 2002 and 2004, Perls' music publishing catalog was represented by Bug Music. Between 2004 and 2011, Perls' music publishing catalog was represented outside the United States by the Independent Music Group. Since 2011, Perl's catalog has been represented outside the United States by Kobalt Music.
In 2011, Track One Recordings opened a remix competition for Perls' productions "Dreamscape" and "Born to Be Wasted".
Perls' song "Wings" was created to be the theme song for The Wings Flying Hoodie, a sweatshirt with a built in inflatable travel pillow and eyemask.
As a consequence of YouTube introducing a system called AudioSwap on February 22, 2007, which replaces the audio of copyrighted soundtracks with a different, Creative Commons licensed song, a number of songs from 009 Sound System, particularly "Dreamscape", "With a Spirit", "Space and Time", "Born To Be Wasted", "Holy Ghost", and "Trinity", became widely prominent on many YouTube videos. YouTube commenters at one point jokingly declared one or the other of these songs as the unofficial "national anthem" for YouTube, particularly "Dreamscape" and "With a Spirit". Due to alphabetical sorting, 009 Sound System songs were placed at the top of the AudioSwap list, leading them to be chosen by a majority of users.
"Dreamscape" - Le chevaliers du ciel - France - 2005