AlterTone Music
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AlterTone Music

Cupertino, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE | AFTRA

Cupertino, California, United States | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2015
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Jan
30
AlterTone Music @ Victoria Theater

San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco, California, USA

Jun
21
AlterTone Music @ Edison Theater

Fremont, California, USA

Fremont, California, USA

Jun
06
AlterTone Music @ Victoria Theater

San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco, California, USA

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The Foo is very sorry for the delay in this particular review. It's quite embarrassing how an entire summer of music, day jobs and well life in general can slip away with a person. Well ok, and maybe some halloween too!. But the Foo is not perfect, he's just trying to be fun. It's a lot like this spicy little dish Foo's serving up right now.
Russell Blalack aka, "AlterTone" plays and records tunes that are both simple and complex at the same time. From a crawl through his website it's apparent that his focus is somewhat split between pop music and writing for film. A Jack of all trades, he seems to play guitar, drums and everything else via midi.
The sequences and drum work sometimes organic and sometimes boarder on the heavier dance beats. The mixing work is varied throughout his catalog. The more sequencer heavy things being more naturally balanced out and the former a bit more rough in terms of levels and such - but not much.
There are many small treasures in his sample jukebox. Ranging from drum and bass to orchestral arrangements, the music really does have a large amount of variety and character, often telling a story.
The Foo is very happy to see all the video examples on AlterTone's profile page. Love some of the tracks that are like mini movies, lots of small scenes with the music changing every time, matches the scene very nicely every time.
Foo's not crazy about his leading motto, "..shape the music to the audience ear". For the Foo, It's more like he's shaping his music to the eye. None the less, this very creative artist is very good at what he does.

FooStats(out of 10):
Audio Quality: 7
Originality: 6
Spicey factor: 5
Chops: 7

Total: 25

Here's The link to AlterTone's profile. Be sure to check
all the video samples with his music on them!
http://liveaudiomag.com/browsereviews/28/FooManChoo_Reviews_AlterTone - LiveAudioMag.com


The Foo is very sorry for the delay in this particular review. It's quite embarrassing how an entire summer of music, day jobs and well life in general can slip away with a person. Well ok, and maybe some halloween too!. But the Foo is not perfect, he's just trying to be fun. It's a lot like this spicy little dish Foo's serving up right now.
Russell Blalack aka, "AlterTone" plays and records tunes that are both simple and complex at the same time. From a crawl through his website it's apparent that his focus is somewhat split between pop music and writing for film. A Jack of all trades, he seems to play guitar, drums and everything else via midi.
The sequences and drum work sometimes organic and sometimes boarder on the heavier dance beats. The mixing work is varied throughout his catalog. The more sequencer heavy things being more naturally balanced out and the former a bit more rough in terms of levels and such - but not much.
There are many small treasures in his sample jukebox. Ranging from drum and bass to orchestral arrangements, the music really does have a large amount of variety and character, often telling a story.
The Foo is very happy to see all the video examples on AlterTone's profile page. Love some of the tracks that are like mini movies, lots of small scenes with the music changing every time, matches the scene very nicely every time.
Foo's not crazy about his leading motto, "..shape the music to the audience ear". For the Foo, It's more like he's shaping his music to the eye. None the less, this very creative artist is very good at what he does.

FooStats(out of 10):
Audio Quality: 7
Originality: 6
Spicey factor: 5
Chops: 7

Total: 25

Here's The link to AlterTone's profile. Be sure to check
all the video samples with his music on them!
http://liveaudiomag.com/browsereviews/28/FooManChoo_Reviews_AlterTone - LiveAudioMag.com


Russell, ... You've obviously got some great writing chops - TAXI screener


Russell, ... You've obviously got some great writing chops - TAXI screener


Discography

CD: A Parallel Universe (UPC 859705330543)
CD: Dreams Without Pictures (Amazon, iTunes)
Single: Break Free (CD Baby)
Single: A Beautiful Place (CD Baby)

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Bio

Russell's always ready with guitar or piano to craft a song that gives back life to life. Influences include blues, country, rock.

He's very proud of his successful Nashville project "Country Jukebox", available at iTunes, Amazon, and elsewhere. 

Currently, he is completing the singer-songwriter project "A Beautiful Place", which began as a series of songs with friends in the studio. Available now are Break FreeA Beautiful Place, and Love Turns Blue Additionally, "Accused of the Blues, "They Can't Go Home", and "Love Made To Last" have been released as fan exclusives.

The rest of the album songs are recorded and being mixed and mastered in sequence: "A Happy Ending", "Easy Like You", "I Set My Heart", "Hoops of Fire", "Tonight". 

Russell also has written several film soundtracks. These are available as two CDs: the soundtrack suite  Dreams Without Pictures, and A Parallel Universe. These are available on CD Baby and as digital downloads from Amazon, iTunes, etc.

Films/Videos: The Wish (2010 California Gold Award) , The Naming Party, Triptych, Ult Akalula aka When GPS Dream, Run! It's the Poo-lice, Intersection, Three Moves, and Three More Moves (acting)