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The past year has found me going in several directions musically ... aside from finishing and releasing "Ghost's & Shadows" I've also been working closely with producer and now friend Martin Olander at MJO Productions of which I'm proud to say I am now a part of it's very talented crew of songwriters and musicians writing and producing music for films and television. Timeless is a collection of 8 songs ... 4 of my older songs & 4 of my newest for the first time recorded in a actual studio. It was an exceptional learning experience for me operating in a completely different environment and I am extremely thankful for that. Also I'm very thankful for the drumming and production skills of Martin and some excellent bass work by Tom Gates. Music is a gift ... I learn this more everyday ... hearing my music as it should be heard ... the way I hear it in my mind is a gift to me and from me to you ... the first song I'll be loading up is "Whole" and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do ... thank you so much for listening \m/, ~ M.S.H.
With Remixed & Mastered Tracks ... I'm happy to announces that Ghost's and Shadows ... My newest Album is available for sale in my Reverbnation store as both an mp3 album and a Physical CD. 10 Brand new songs written this year and a true listening experience for any music lover. As of 1:30 pm PST 9/1/13 ... the album is being processed into my store here at reverbnation and should be available to purchase within the next 4 hours ... get YOUR copy today!
Recently I was asked if I'd finally joined a band ... my first thought was "what do you mean finally?" So for those who don't know ... No I have not joined a band, I've never been in a band ... not because I don't want to be or have something against it. I'm so very used to doing everything myself, it has actually become part of who I am over the years. A solo artist but not due to attitude, mainly cause I've never met anyone who shared my "Musical vision" so to say ... to form a group of people all dedicated to what I do is in my mind, perhaps a bit much to ask and there's never been an offer to the contrary. I don't hang out much, have never performed live (though I would love to if given the right opportunity). In the past 2 years I've been rebuilding my life from the ground up after several years of burying myself and began writing music again only a year and a half ago and presenting it to the online community ... I'm just now coming into my own once again and feel good about where the music is headed. If you've been with me from the start, you know there is much much more music than I have posted here on reverb ... what is posted here now are songs from my 11th and 12th albums ("Ghost & Shadows" which is written and being recorded) and ("Closet full of Bones" which is being written at the moment) I have pulled down the old music for good reason ... namely because the recordings do not stand up well against the new ones (a difference of 4-track cassette and digital programs) ... my skills at production grow with each day and I'm planning on revisiting albums 1-10 in the near future. For now, I'm happy to be writing again and very thankful to all of you who are listening, I don't know what the future holds for me in this industry which seems to need me to be successful before I can succeed but you can bet your ass I'll still be making music regardless ... as for a band? ... well, I'm easy to get along with and not egotistical ... but I write my own music and I have my own style ... I don't expect anyone else to be a part of it unless they are as dedicated to it as I am and that's just simple truth.
Some of you may notice I don't say very much, seems I'm a man of few words and many lyrics ... I guess you could say I'm somewhat of a reclusive artist, I spend a lot of time in a small room at my computer, most of that time is spent working with music in one form or another. The Silent Observer of a world gone mad around him. Recently I've tried to be a bit more social, joining twitter was a large learning experience ... perhaps a little too much input. It all revolves around music for me, it's been the air I breathe since I was 5 years old and is the skin that I live in to this day. Was never my intention to be "known" but you the listener have given me a new perspective and knowing that my music is being heard and enjoyed has made me enjoy it in a whole new way ... for this I thank you. I'm currently in this little room still, working on a new album called "Closet full of Bones" ... A Squire Strat, Toneworks effects pedal, cheap Mic and an old compaq laptop I repaired are my tools along with a free online studio program called audacity ... I'm learning the production side of things and using what I have to create music ... this is what I do. I'm going to post 2 vids here to show you exactly what I'm working on atm ... a raw mix lyric vid of the Title Song "Closet full of bones" which I'm presently re-tracking as well as a little "making of" vid that's probably too long to comfortably watch ... but I just wanted to give you all a little peek inside, let you know that I deeply appreciate you out there spending a little time in my universe.
There are moments in time that happen ... but you have to present to be a part of them ... they are special moments alone in the middle of the night when it all just comes together in the universe just You the Music and God ... all becoming one in a moment of creation and it's a beautiful thing
Good Morning Fans and Friends ... would like to welcome all new followers and thank you all so much for listening and supporting my music.
Hey everyone ... first blog entry so just wanting to introduce myself and my music. I am Michael, this is my Page and I truely appreciate you taking the time to listen and support. Be looking for me cause I'm not going away till I achieve my dream of making a living from my art and bringing great music to everyones ears. To all my fans and followers I send love and peace to you and thank you from the bottom of my heart