2010 - Produced by JUSTIN PELOIAN, Mixed by TODD BURKE,
Mastered by GAVIN LURSSEN, and Recorded by RICH WENZEL. JOHN PELOIAN- bass, PETE PACE- drums, JUSTIN PELOIAN- guitar
TRACK LIST: 1.CLOWN, 2.SILENT HOLIDAY, 3.OIL & OXYGEN,
4.ANDROID ASTEROID, 5.JELLY, 6.SERVICE OF SENDING.
2007 - Justin Peloian - guitar, John Peloian -bass, Kyrt Hensch - drums.
Mastered by Jonathan Belzley at Lurssen Mastering, Hollywood, ca.
Graphic Design by Oceano Ransford. Produced and Engineered by
Justin Peloian Studio 13 in Culver City, Ca.
TRACK LIST: 1.PINSTRIPE, 2.LIBERATUS, 3.RISE & SHINE,
4.GALAXIES, 5.THE END OF REASON, 6.TRAVELER, 7.151.
2005 - Justin Peloian - guitar, John Peloian - bass, Colin Popadiuk - drums.
Recorded by Alan Gaffere at Hi Pro Studios in Torrance , ca
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at The Mastering Lab in Hollywood, ca
Additional graphic design by Oceano Ransford
All songs mixed and produced by Justin Peloian.
TRACK LIST: 1.DISTORTED REDEMPTION, 2.FUTURELLIFE,
3.MY SOUL IN GOLD, 4.AFTERHIT, 5.AM I HIP, 6.DEAD CLEAN,
7.TIMEWORN, 8.EAGLES RETURN, 9.STARVED, 10.FREE.
2003 - Music written by Justin Peloian and John Peloian in Valencia and Santa Monica, Ca. This EP was recorded Live in West Los Angeles at Great Spirit Studio. Engineered by Jeff Justice, Mixed by Justin Peloian & Mastered by MorphiusSound,
TRACK LIST: 1.WAVERUSH, 2.SAVE YOURSELF, 3.SLIDE
INDUSTRY REVIEWS FOR THE 2010 ALBUM 'RING'
!!New Review From PROGRESSION MAGAZINE!!
APEYGA--2010 (CD, 25:22)--INDEPENDENT RELEASE 10-KL03
--PROGRESSIVE ROCK--RATING 12.5
This California- based instrumental trio is the exploratory project of brothers Justin Peloian(guitar), John Peloian(bass) and Pete Pace(drums). It's sound is heavy and aggressive, with edgy angularities of Crimsoid persuasion- slightly melodic and addictively unsettling.
Highlights from this fine, albeit short, EP include "Clown", with its raucous odd-metered vibe. "Silent Holiday" continues the off-kilter approach via careening, cliffhanger dynamics and belligerently shifting rhythms. "Oil & Oxygen" places the spotlight squarely on Justin's blistering, echo-processed wah-wah guitar and exotic beats. (There also is an interesting and provocative video that accompanies this track on Apeyga's website.) "Android Asteroid" is a cacophonous space odyssey with Adrian Belew-like texturing. "Jelly" features nice band interplay with a funky vibe. "Service of Sending" is sledgehammer heavy and downright ominous. This calling card shows much promise for what hopefully will be a full-length effort next time around. - ERIC HARABADIAN_______________________________________________________________________
of Apeyga,...the track "Traveler" is awesome; a frenetic jam that made
me get up & dance, "151" is a bumpin', mad jam that really kicks
ass; it has a bitchin' guitar solo in it, in fact there are layers of
Justin's guitar tweaking that texturize it, making it sound bigger. I've
been sitting here, at my computer, as I write this, listening to the
new tracks on the Apeyga website, over & over again, the undulating,
fluid instrumental jams just seamlessly flow into one another and it is
a blissful sensation." - REVIEWER MAGAZINE
is a vibrant incorporation of light, lush melodic numbers like
Liberatus and harder tracks like Rise And Shine. Effects pedals are
kicked into fifth gear across the disc, flavouring five of the seven
tracks. And these jams are tight, with each song under four minutes.
Apeyga seem to be shooting here for quality, not quantity. There are a
few evident comparisons to other bands here, most obviously King
Crimson. Pinstripe and Liberatus evoke Discipline-era Crimson and would
not be out of place during the 1983 Champaign-Urbana record sessions for
that band's Three Of A Perfect Pair release. The End Of Reason, with
its monstrous wall of noise, would sit well aside The Construkction Of
Light. Other influences abounding here and there, whether deliberate or
otherwise, include Rush, Television, Providence, R.I.
experimental noise-core duo Lightning Bolt, The Cocteau Twins, and indie instrumental band Tortoise.
self produced disc shines with excellent sound quality and deft
musicianship. And judging by the amount of fan testimonials on the
band's website, they are apparently a phenomenal band to see live.
to the date and cities listed on their site they have not toured
outside of California. It would be great to see them do that someday.
This is a band with a great future ahead of them, no doubt."
-THE DUTCH PROGRESSIVE ROCK PAGE REVIEW
SHOW REVIEW-- Jan. '08-- "In one of the most interesting sets I've
heard in a while, Apeyga mesmerized the crowd at the Derby with their
melodic yet pummeling riffs. Much to their credit, these guys are
completely uncategorizable. They consider themselves aggro-jazz,
art-rock or punk fusion, among many labels. The dynamic sounds that come
out of Justin Peloian (guitar), John Peloian (bass) and Pete Pace
(drums) are nothing short of extraordinary. They played their entire
album Forward, which features, among its most diverse tracks, "Rise
& Shine," "Galaxies" and "151." If you like progressive rock, jazz
and world beats, this is a band you should check out."
-CAMPUS CIRCLE MAGAZINE
ECLECTIC ULTRA MODERN BAND DISCOVERED IN THE JUNGLES OF LA
always afraid to share my favorites for guilt of having everyone
discover them and then I never get the guilty pleasure of enjoying good
music selfishly to myself. Nonetheless, I'll present to you a delight in
musicality that you don't come across everyday.
the Armenian word, apaga, which means 'future' - APEYGA (ah-pay-gah)
certainly lives up to its name. The futuristic fusions of jazz, punk,
metal, funk and art rock music put this instrumental band in a class all
unto its own. It's no wonder that they won the Rock City News Award for
"Best Melodic & Instrumental Band 2006."
In 2003, Apeyga
was started by two brothers – Justin and John Peloian; Justin plays
guitar while John handles the bass. The compositions are based on ideas
Justin had while attending grad school for Visual Arts and further
developed when John was seeking his Master of Arts degree in Psychology.
After playing various open mike nights, they developed a following and
were asked to play the infamous Rainbow Bar and Grill on Sunset
Boulevard. I'm no stranger to the Rainbow and I know if you get asked to
play there, you're obviously worth a listen.
Justin and John
describe their efforts as "Instrumental Fusion." They've consciously
decided to forgo the vocalist allowing the instruments themselves to
provide the verses. However, their latest creations will have lyrics
added into the mix of what inspires them in their quest for
amelioration. Their next album should have a vocalist joining in on the
Apeyga venture to bring life to the lines they wrote for their latest
The guys liken their music to "drinking a shot of
whiskey for the first time." They say "It is shocking and you will
remember it, however it might take a little while for it to grow on you.
For most people, they will try it again, appreciating more each time,
and some even become addicted."
After grooving to their sound
bites available on their website and Myspace page, I certainly see what
they mean! Apeyga hits you like a thunderbolt and jolts you so high you
can't help but keep coming back for a more. Their music is intelligent
supremacy yet digestible for the mere mortals of music appreciation.
unique style is "created by fusing guitar riffs together until the
general structure of the song is built." The bass lines are added in
next ascertaining that each piece transitions flawlessly into one
another. The drum sections are added in last using their drummer's
innovations. A lot of their improv collaborations have formed into
Their latest album Forward is a
collective ultra mod mix of jazz and metal and was self-produced at
their studio in Culver City, CA using a Mac Powerbook and Motu 828
interface and Audiodesk software. Their latest endeavor is currently
being played on internet radio collective Live 365. My favorite song is
"Traveler" a psychedelic groove of a journey reminiscent of a group
called Television from times of yore. I just love the heavy unparallel
use of bass lines. "151" is a strange brew of heavy metal and funk with
sounds of swans dying in the background.
funk-a-delic "Liberatus" and "Pinstripe" add to the diversity of the
album. The eerily spacey "The End of Reason" calls out from the dark
with metal lurking in the shadows. Another showstopper – "Galaxies" – is
an oceanic melodrama dream.
Although they are primarily Southern Cal based, they are generating fans from all over the world and may
subsequently be able to tour outside their locale.
fan of progressive music should make an effort to check these guys out.
They are not the future; they are the now! Please visit their websites
to find out more about Apeyga and how to purchase their albums and get
the latest tour information."
- SIRENS OF THE SONIC AGE WORDPRESS
5.17.04 - by: juliachrista
It's been a while since I've geeked this shamelessly over a band.
the past two weeks, I think i've listened to this one song, Goodbye to
Sentimentality, about 500 times. That's a low estimate. I had to get
headphones at work so that i can carry on obsessing in the mad
love-throws of my new musical crush without risking intervention from
concerned friends. i keep jabbering about the band to anyone who will
listen. Now I'm telling you.
I'm talking about Apeyga a band
like no other, or rather, like a bunch of others, all melted together
into a warm pool of hot buttered soul that the listener gets to swim
through on a nostalgically familiar yet utterly novel sonic journey.
If I was to get all technical about it I'd call them a jazzmetal/punkfusion powertrio. However, I'd much rather get specific.
all instrumental - guitar, bass, and drums - with every player going at
about 300% and producing a sound effect of 3X's as many people. The
drummer, Colin Popadiuk, is amazing. Able to accent delicately or drive
it relentlessly like a freakin' MACHINE, he plays the skins like a
multi-armed Shiva, while the bassist, John Peloian, lays down some
seriously funky stuff, and the guitarist, Justin Peloian (yes, they're
brothers) goes from graceful, jazz-influenced runs (Am I Hip) to
crunching, marching metal distortion (Distorted Redemption), leading the
listener to musical realms you'd never think could co-exist so smoothly
in the same damn song.
The realm of musical influence at work
in the songs is immense, and the experience of hearing the different
threads and genres that are woven throughout their soundscape is akin to
floating in a river of sound and hearing the ripples and waves of
musical history go by.
It's been a long time since I flipped
like a goony teen over a band, so I'm really relishing the feelings of
crushed-out aural ear humping that Apeyga delivers on their little 3
track gem of a demo. The album experience is, of course, wildly
different from the LIVE experience. The LIVE experience is like being
reamed by a firehose of sonic emission... and liking it.
is an easy band to like. There's a real unpretentious vibe about their
playing, when they're playing. It's obvious that they are there to let
the music take center stage, not their egos and attitudes. It's a pretty
amazing thing to see -- in the midst of a Strapping Young Lad inspired
marching metal segment -- Justin Peloian's quiet demeanor, a smile on
his face, John Peloian doing his funky little bass dance, and Colin
(always in a tie, as a gesture of respect) a blur of lanky arms in the
I'd strongly suggest getting out to their next show (at
the Gig May 23rd) to see/hear/feel what I'm talking about. At the last
show they were handing out the demo for free. So check it out. It just
might be your lucky day. - GETUNDERGROUND.COM
December 24th, 2005
Apeyga In life, just about anything worth finding or discovering is usually
found or discovered by accident or pure chance; the axioms about a
watched pot never boiling or a phone that is stared at never ringing are
true. In music as well, some of my best finds have been CDs I never
would've thought of buying, but have come across my transom and
found their way into my CD player. Apeyga is a perfect example. I didn't
think there was anything like this anymore. The brainchild of Justin and
John Peloian (with Colin Popadiuk rounding out this trio), Apeyga is an
instrumental, free-associating freak-out. Listening to it brought on
thoughts of Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, Steve Vai, Robert Fripp.
Apeyga presents with a complex fusion of jazz and rock that defies
convention, confounds expectations and finally, ends up sounding like
heaven. Listening to this CD just makes time stand still and suddenly
one is inside the music, floating. It is a great means of escape. Guitarist,
producer and songwriter Justin Peloian has been hiding out
somewhere, but now the intense, super-cool 'aggro-jazz' (to coin a
phrase) that he lays down has exposed him and I feel all the luckier for
it (www.apeyga.com) (www.kauzzmedia.com) KM.- REVIEWER MAGAZINE:
"Lo-fi instrumental trio Apeyga display heavy chops and an interesting melodic
philosophy, likely to come across as rocking, but weird. "
"Apeyga is a lo-fi trio with some heavy chops and an interesting melodic philosophy.
The band consists of Justin Peloian on guitar, John Peloian on bass, and Colin
Popadiuk on drums, and is distributed by their own label, Kauzz.
Apeyga isn't metal. There's some in there, though. And there's some dark jazz, and
Primus, and some Kyuss, and some old Phish and Medeski, Martin, and
Wood for that matter. It's an interesting hodgepodge of audio. There's
great flow, and the sound revolves around a continuous theme of
interesting and dissonant melodic portraits run through a variety of
effects and moods. There aren't any vocals,
leaving the listener to go wherever he or she wants while taking it all in.
players are accomplished, though the drummer's a little rough. I
picture a young group, though I don't know how old they are. I hope
they're young, because that means they'll have a nice long career in
front of them. I hope so, because from what I've heard so far I will be
looking to see if they come up again in the future.
release is too weird for mainstream acceptance, though it serves as a
welcome respite for me from all of the dreck available from every
channel today. I grew up seeking solace in old Primus, Sonic Youth, and
70s rock. Lo-fi dissonance reflected the feel of my teenage years. This
is somewhat of an embodiment of all three, which I find soothing. To
normal people, of course, it will likely come across more as weird. If
you're fond of interesting instrumental music that explores various
soundscapes, give Apeyga a shot. I suspect
they'd be fun live if you appreciate a good jam band, though I'm happier with a recording. " www.apeyga.comCdreviewer.com Written by Daniel Henderson