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Lobotomy Sessions

by alu

Featured on NPR, Echoes Radio & multiple soundtracks, Alu blends Cabaret, Goth, Trip-Hop & Jazz into Unique Cinematic Soundscapes. Her Captivating Tales reveal a Timeless, Dark & Magical Underworld. (Sim to: Bjork, Kate Bush, Fellini)
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1. Buzzin' in My Brain Alu
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2. Casket Salesman Alu
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3. Circus Cosmos Alu
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4. Recluse Alu
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5. The Metrosexuals Alu
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6. Black Cloud Alu
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7. Aahhh Alu
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8. Amy Alu
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9. Martian Rendezvous Alu
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Alu is Featured on the Soundtrack to Clive Barker's "The Midnight Meat Train," Public Radio International, NPR and Echoes Radio...

Alu's "Lobotomy Sessions" is...

*Nominated for two 2009 JPF Music Awards (Best Album & Best Song: "Buzzin' in my Brain")

*Echoes Radio Producer/Host John Diliberto's #1 Song of 2008 ("Circus Cosmos")

*One of Echoes Radio Producer/Host John Diliberto's Top 10 Albums of 2008

*One of Echoes 25 Essential Albums of 2008 (Staff Picks & Listeners' Poll)

*One of Hustler's Dirty Dozen - 12 New Discs You Need - December 2008

*One of Collected Sounds Top 20 Albums of 2008

*An Editor's Pick and Top Seller on CDBaby.com



WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING ABOUT ALU'S "LOBOTOMY SESSIONS"

“Uniquely spellbounding. Alu has an entrancing quality that refuses to be ignored.” -Aced Magazine

“Think Kate Bush on a broomstick. The world needs more artists like Alu.” -Campus Circle

“Alu's second album is a stunning record that drives you from start to finish." -Comfort Comes

“She’s been compared to Bjork and Tori Amos, cabaret and The Addams Family. But rarely have those elements come together with the haunting, and haunted charm you hear on the three ring psychosis of her song, “Circus Cosmos.” –Echoes

“It's got a fantastical element to it that will transport you someplace quite unusual.” -Mainstream Isn’t So Bad

“Apart from being one of the most stylistically individualistic releases I have heard so far this year, Lobotomy Sessions is also one of the most consistent.” –Obscure Sound

"Alu may well be the most enigmatic performer in popular music. It has been a long time since an album so beautifully twisted and unique has hit the popular music scene" -Wildy's World


ALU = Possession + Sorcery + Intoxication + Passion

Los Angeles-based chanteuse/composer Alu returns with her sophomore album "Lobotomy Sessions."

Often difficult to categorize, Alu's sonic explorations and confessional lyrics - sometimes playful, often bizarre, and always captivating - take the listener on a strange and surreal journey to deepest realms of the body, mind and soul. Her highly cinematic music is a kaleidoscope of classical, jazz, electronic, pop, world, avant-garde, singer/songwriter, and goth. Though comparisons sojourn through the likes of Bjork, Kate Bush, Tori Amos and Massive Attack, these are not based on likeness of style, but on originality.

"Lobotomy Sessions" features 10 cinematic soundscapes comprised of Alu's brilliant lyrical observations on modern humanity along with her crystal clear, jazz-tinged vocals and whimsical Fellini-esque compositions. Tracks range from Alu's confident cabaret swagger on "Buzzin' In My Brain" and "The Metrosexuals," to the medieval carnival vibe of "Circus Cosmos" and the gothic rhythms of "Black Cloud" and "Aahhh." Make no mistake, though, because the most important instrument on the CD is Alu's voice and it sounds no better than on the emotional masterpiece "Amy." It's simply breathtaking music from beginning to end.

"Lobotomy Sessions" is the follow up to Alu's critically acclaimed debut album "Infomercial Gasmask." Regarded by the press as a "dark shaded masterpiece," "Infomercial Gasmask" launched a strong international fan base and led to vast interest from music supervisors and filmmakers worldwide. Consequently, Alu has lent her highly visual music to the film world on many occasions. Her soothing song "Last Lullaby" features in the controversial action thriller "Juncture," and a haunting remix of Alu's brand new single "Recluse" is included on the soundtrack to Clive Barker's latest film "The Midnight Meat Train."


Alu's debut album "Infomercial Gasmask" is also available through CDBaby!

For more info on Alu, please visit www.alumusic.com. "Lobotomy Sessions" is also available through iTunes.


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Steffen

Thank You!
Dreamlike, untroubeld and free of conventions!!!
With Alu´s music i can forgott the dully daily grind. Your songs hover in the auditory canals...

Dinesh Dhananjaya

Anti-pop,Anti-Commercial
Brillient.Great Creativity.Taking miles in ones metaphysical habitus.I love ur music.Pls Dont sell your soul for commercial music as many great artists had done at the summit of their success.

Jordan Crockett

Lobotomy Sessions for me!
With a voice that draws and entices, Alu has captured the hearts and minds of thousands. With her previous album, “Infomercial Gasmask” That was an absolute draw on the sides of contemporary life “Lobotomy Sessions” Is darker and more enticing. With a voice that would make a siren swoon. “Lobotomy Sessions” sounds as if it was drawn from a magical world known only to her and some of the world’s greatest authors.
In all truth this album has set a bar that will be hard to beat, With songs that mystify and offers a sense of succor. this is the album to get away from the dull life that Is, and offers you a passage into a land of dreams and dragons and casket salesmen.

Bethie

alu = amazing
Alu has everything that a good album should have: engaging vocals, fascinating concept, beautiful music, and inspired lyrics.
She is a necessary addition for anyone who loves beautiful, offbeat, and slightly creepy music. I would recommend this album to anyone I know, and I'm glad I bought it.

Jim

Lobotomy Sessions
Wow, this music is soooo playful and fun and addictive. I just love it.

Clint Chambers

Clever and fun, all in one!
This is a fantastic mix of sounds. It's very hard to peg what she's doing here, there's so much happening at the same time, yet it's simple and delightful. I'd compare it to the sonic equivalent of a Tim Burton film. Well Done!

katherine

Buy it...
Someone said, Katie Bush on a broom stick, also add in a bit of Bjork, and some other greats, and you might have something close to what Alu is. She's got an amazing voice and a fierce pen. It's really wonderful to hear all of this come together. She's a really great artist, this is a great album. I can't wait to hear her next one!