In The Distance, my new solo piano and concept album, is now available. Take a look at the links below. Choose your favorite place to buy or listen to new music and you'll find it there!
CDs & MP3s | CD Baby
Digital Download | Amazon
Digital Download | iTunes
Let's Thank Some People
Eddie Hotaling of Albany's emergent rock band Glass Pony did the sound engineering. I worked with Mia Ertas of ME Photography on the album's photography and artwork. Let's also thank Keith James, who taught me a thing or two about ten years ago, and introduced me to the solo piano/new age music universe.
In The News, Reviews & Features
I gave some folks an advance listen, here's what they had to say. More news is on the way, so stay tuned.
"What perhaps makes this album so impressively memorable is that it is so vibrant overall" - NewAgeCD.com
"Michael performs with a most engaging and exciting style on his debut release" - Contemporary Fusion Magazine
The team at SoloPiano.com is really excited about the new release, check out their blog's feature and have a listen too. I very much appreciate their support. If you like my music, you'll love their online stream and Spotify playlist.
About The Album
Momentum in writing really picked up in the fall of 2017. Time was spent at Blue Sky Studios mostly between February and March of this year. In making the album, the fundamental goal was always to create beautiful solo piano music, and that goal was achieved, but it’s important to recognize In The Distance did take a step beyond that. With inspiration from some of my favorite music, shows, films and the many stories told throughout, the album was produced with a loose setting in mind and complementary themes.
Setting & Concept: A global, extinction level event is certain and close in time. Few will survive, those that do will slowly fade away. Developed under this focus, this concept album explores the thought of living your life haunted by the ticking of a clock in the aftermath of a horrible truth revealed.
I’ve always had an interest in sci-fi horror movies, and the music I’ve enjoyed most has typically had a distinct story or theme connecting it. In writing the music for this I wanted to create a concept record so that everyone could bring their own perspective. That was my commitment and focus throughout each song’s conception. However, these are piano solos and there are no lyrics here to narrate a story for you. I wanted to recognize the intent and general inspirations behind it, but I’m interested in the different takeaways everyone will have.
Thanks so much for listening.