Powerful personal portraits Michael Joseph – INTO THE BLUE: Michael’s music gives you powerful and personal portraits into the soul behind his blue eyes… he captures his feelings very nicely, and shares them with you through his fingers… many of his compositions are available for listening/viewing, so be sure to SUBSCRIBE to his YouTube channel now… I did.
What I enjoy most about his creations is that they are fully realized… in other words, not just the traditional “solo piano” of many New Age recordings… one of the best songs I’ve heard (yet) in 2019 is “Escape“… it starts off in a very sedate and somber mood, giving you the feeling that you’re imprisoned… but, right at the 2:25 mark, it bounds into some of the most spirit-filled orchestral playing you’ll ever witness!
As Michael says in his own words, “each song says a lot about me, as if they are powerful snapshots touching upon different experiences, thoughts and emotions“… one of the best examples of that is the powerful opener, “Awakened“… he weaves his solo piano passages together masterfully with synth strings that will make your ears stand up and take notice; if any song should be considered for a New Age award – this is IT, folks.
The bell sounds on the intro are a perfect lead-in to “Church of My Heart“… I just LOVED the vocal choir sounds he’s meshed in at the 1:54 mark… solid composition, and full-bodied spirit that will provide just the right inspiration for your journey!
My personal favorite of the thirteen marvelous realizations Michael shares on this album is (without question) the dynamic and moving “Into The Storm” begins (as you might expect) with images of an “average day”, but after the 1:42 mark, the strings begin to whirl around you with passion and a taste of the fury that life sometimes can be… tasty playing, indeed.
I give Michael a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating for his instrumental debut release, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.99. Get more information about this fascinating artist on the Michael Joseph website. Rotcod Zzaj
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