Ryan Hurtgen, vocals, piano (Rene Breton)
Johannes Luley, guitars (Moth Vellum)
Chris Tristam, bass (Marjorie Fair, Slash)
Jesse Nason, keyboards (Deccatree, am)
Dicki Flizar, drums (Bruce Dickinson, JR’s Great White, Skin)

“Its eponymous debut is a wonderfully diverse, joyous and complex journey that manages to meld vintage traits with contemporary vibrancy and superb, unique songwriting…… Perfect Beings is easily one of the most impressive debuts I’ve ever heard, and it’s guaranteed to appear on many ‘Best of 2014′ lists later this year” Rebel Noise

“The resulting self-titled album is simply stunning – not only a terrific debut, but one of the finest new prog albums I’ve heard in quite some time…..If you turn to prog for majestic crescendos, impeccable musicianship, along with a nod to the classic prog of yore, Perfect Beings is the album and group you need to hear” USA Progressive Music

“Whilst Perfect Beings have forged a unique sound, the heady combination of superb but not overpowering instrumentation, stunning vocals and infectious melodies will appeal not only to admirers of those mentioned above, but also fans of Moon Safari and Big Big Train. I know it’s still early days but so far for me this is the album of 2014″ DPRP

“…. a perfect album deserves a perfect score. Perfectly composed, perfectly played, perfectly disturbing, perfectly awkward, perfectly beautiful” ExLibrisPetri – (USA)

“Perfect Beings are amazing. So beautiful and majestic, brilliantly played. Even when the arrangements are challenging, I still feel connected melodically and am not taken out of the story” Randy Redroad – Filmaker (USA)

“This debut is beyond good” Ron Kraajkamp –

‘Perfect Beings’

In November of 2012, Luley approached Hurtgen about collaborating on a progressive rock project. It was Luley’s intention to create an album that honored the style and live musicality in traditional Prog rock mediums. Hurtgen, a fresh songwriter transplant to California via Nashville, TN, agreed and began writing sketches for a concept album based on author Suhail Rafidi’s novel, TJ & Tosc – its themes of transformation, self-identity, technology, and love in a post-apocalyptic world were a perfect fit with the music. Over the course of 2012 and 2013 Luley and Hurtgen composed and orchestrated the Perfect Beings Project.

With the help of drummer Dicki Fliszar, keyboardist Jesse Nason and bassist Chris Tristram, the five players began rehearsing the songs to record a live record in the same fashion as the Progressive Rock acts of the Golden Era. In April, 2013 with the help of engineer Julian David, the band recorded Perfect Beings in a span of 3 weeks at My Sonic Temple studio in Los Angeles.

The album’s vision is splendid and unique. Eleven songs executed by five men. Lyrics to synthesizers with their own weather system – care to every note! Perfect Beings has spun blood, sweat and tears into aural magic – a time bending, reality making journey of discovery. Keep your ears on this music and the inspired musicians from whom it issues: Perfect Beings. Thank you.

Band Interests
Perfect Beings is interested in the environmental and sociopolitical landscape of our time, and our children’s children

Track Listing:
1. The Canyon Hill
2. Helicopter
3. Bees and Wasps
4. Walkabout
5. Removal Of The Identity Chip
6. Program Kid
7. Remnants Of Shields
8. Fictions
9. Primary Colors
10. One Of Your Kind

Releases information:

Release date for UK/Europe – 30th June
Label – My Sonic Temple
Catalog number – MST1401UPC – 641444145928