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Madhouse Masquerade

by Alu

Featured on NPR & Echoes Radio, Ethereal Composer Alu takes her listeners on journeys to the underworld of Madhouse Masquerades, Mausoleums & Pangaea. “Think Kate Bush on a broomstick. The world needs more artists like Alu.” -Campus Circle
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  Song Share Time Download
1. At the Station
3:18 $0.99
2. You Can't Have That
2:14 $0.99
3. I Would
3:41 $0.99
4. The Mausoleum
3:20 $0.99
5. Beautiful Bureaucrat
3:21 $0.99
6. Vicodin and Soy
4:21 $0.99
7. Saint Damien
3:28 $0.99
8. Silhouettes and Shadows
3:45 $0.99
9. The Part You Throw Away
4:00 $0.99
10. Pangaea
3:56 $0.99
11. My Piano and I
4:39 $0.99
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Album Notes
ALU = Possession + Sorcery + Intoxication + Passion

Alu has been called many things…An Indie Phenomenon, The Princess of Darkness, Echoes Radio Sweetheart, Martian Music Maker, Chanteuse Noir…

But Alu is a woman who simply cannot ignore the music in her head. She was put on this Planet to share those special sounds.

Critically acclaimed Los Angeles based composer Alu returns with her third album “Madhouse Masquerade.” This latest collection blends the darkness and apocalyptic despair of her debut album “Infomercial Gasmask” with the ethereal and whimsical charm of her sophomore release “Lobotomy Sessions.” The end result takes the listener on a surreal and psychological journey to Pangaea and back.

“Madhouse Masquerade” features 11 cinematic soundscapes comprised of Alu’s brilliant lyrical observations of contemporary life. Each song paints an intimate portrait of fragile topics such as perception, insanity and love – all woven together with Alu’s rich, velvety voice and unique instrumentation. Her captivating music reveals an escape to a timeless, dark and magical underworld.

Alu’s past musical endeavors have been featured on multiple film projects such as “Juncture” and Clive Barker’s “The Midnight Meat Train” as well as Public Radio International, NPR and Echoes Radio. Based on the exceptional quality of her music and the recent release of her quirky animated video “Casket Salesman”, Alu continues to prove that she is a true artist with integrity, longevity and vision.

For more info on Alu, please visit WWW.ALUMUSIC.COM. Thank you for supporting quality, independent music! ♥

Alu is “…the Siren of Psychosis.” –Echoes Radio Host, John Diliberto

"Seductive, tense, arresting and dark...A beautiful collection of songs." -Luna Kafe

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



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Chuck Topping

Alu's Madhouse Masquerade
Friends, audiophiles, poets, lovers of exquisite rare art, and discriminating aliens from all galaxies here on Earth (you know who you are): your beacon calls, and she is Alū. Those of you already familiar with Infomercial Gasmask and Lobotomy Sessions know the treats that await your eager parched ears - ears gasping pitifully desiccated, heart-wrenching cries for soul-enriching music! Spirit Alū has heard your ear coughs, and brings respite, gently clasping the hands of your ear bones - guiding you through rich lyrical worlds aloft the wondrous sound of her voice! Those of you who have not yet experienced Alū can sample her previous artworks in YouTube videos "Circus Cosmos", "Recluse", "Martian Rendezvous", and "Casket Salesman". But after sampling, come back. I heartily recommend buying all three albums. I love them all! :) One thing is certain: when frabjous Alū is finally placed inside her beloved piano and the lid is closed on both, and they set sail together on the magical ocean of the notes of her songs, no one will be able to erase the smile etched into her still and beautiful heart. For she'll be leaving treasured gems lovingly crafted by a brain she thinks you'd be afraid to peek into, and a soul you cannot miss feeling. Don't be afraid to join in! I say - sail along. Enjoy! Your ears will thank you. (There's no worse fate than desiccated eardrums) :) ♥

Daniel Hathcock

Madhouse Masquerade
An artist in every sense of the word, Alu has crafted yet another vehicle for us to reach her enchanted world. Madhouse Masquerade is the soundtrack for my imagination. Her words and voice rind in my ear long after the music has stopped. If you are looking for an original in every sense of the word, Alu is it. This music is simply not of this world. So if you are bored with music from Earth, take a chance on my Martian muse Alu. You'll be glad you did.