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tom carleno - perfect imperfection

Perfect Imperfection

Tom Carleno's highly anticipated debut solo CD, Perfect Imperfection, is the culmination of a journey through anxiety, mourning, self-discovery and enlightenment.


Blending rock, jazz, folk and pop, the Denver based guitarist creates distinctive compositions using a wide variety of alternate tunings. Using these tunings as a canvas for his songs, he creates musical images for solo guitar that are rejuvenating, inspiring, and introspective.

Swing Set CoverSwing Set


Always on the go, Perpetual Motion's newest CD release brings you the hot sounds of vintage and gypsy swing. Inspired by the sounds of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, and the Quintette du Hot Club of France,
it's a natural fit for Perpetual Motion's ever growing repertoire of musical styles.





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Perpetual Motion shows their growth from a folksy acoustic duo
to a progressive jazz ensemble with this album. Calling their
sound acoustic world fusion”, Perpetual Motion has created
a vibrant blend of Central and South American folk, progressive
jazz, blues, and rock and roll. The result is a wonderfully eclectic
collection of songs, all tied together by an underlying latin


“This great little CD came in as part of a package for guitarist Tom Carleno… on this earlier outing (2006), there are a whole host of players, too many to itemize here, but you can check them out at the CREDITS page.  Songs like the high-energy “Spring Fever” will have you listening to this tune over & over again.  There were some similarities to works I’ve heard by David Friesen (in the way back), but on a much brighter scale!  The 6:42 “Jungle Spirits” was the clear winner for my pick as favorite of the ten tracks offered up – the changes are intricate and beautiful (though with that many, you may well find a different tune that’s your favorite).  I give Tom & crew a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for this CD, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.97.  Get more information at the ALLMUSIC page for this album.”      Rotcod Zzaj


Surfing 2 Surfing on Cloud Nine


Surfing On Cloud Nine is an appropriate title for Perpetual Motion’s
second album. From the opening chords of the energetic title
track to the driving swing of the final cut, all of the songs
show off the band’s zest for life. Their compositions are an
eclectic blend of a wide variety of musical influences. There
is something for every musical taste on this album.


“an unstoppable improvisation team”- Kate Lavin, Vail Daily.

“…music that represents the Front Range. It’s got such a unique feel… walked the fine line between New Age and Energy that’s quite passionate. You just don’t hear music that’s so skillful.” – Vince Panero, 1490am KWAB Boulder, CO.


ready, willing and ableReady, Willing and Able


Ready, Willing, and Able aptly describes Perpetual Motion’s eager,
energetic approach to their rather unconventional style of music.
The violin and guitar duo’s debut album showcases their wide
variety of musical influences of jazz, classical, rock, folk
and bluegrass.


Westword magazine’s Best of Denver- Best Orchestral Maneuvering!

“Perpetual Motion conveys a sense of melodic freshness. The group’s debut album, Ready, Willing, and Able shows what can be accomplished when players pursue styles outside their “best suited” field.”- Linda Gruno, Westword magazine

“Be swept away to a gentler place with Perpetual Motion. The musicianship of Quick and Carleno is exemplary. This album…definitely deserves a place in your collection.” -Kevin Duke, Denver Live

“A contemporary acoustic sonnet” – Dave Thomas, The
Denver Post


Christmas Time Is HereChristmas Time Is Here


The much anticipated Christmas album from Perpetual Motion combines
distinctive arrangements of traditional Christmas music with
their unique original compositions. A must have for your holiday
music collection.


“Following a tasteful version of “Joy to the World”, the combo enlivens “Northern Lights”, “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” and the wittily titled “The Little Drummer Boy (From Ipanema)” via stylish arrangements and the refined violin playing of Josie Quick.” -Michael Roberts, Westword Magazine

“What a beautiful and inspired record this is! Perpetual Motion brings high quality musicianship and creative instrumental
arranging to …traditional Christmas songs.” -Judy B., GoGo magazine


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