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Sojourn (2007)

Concept didjeridu album that explores many different styles of the instrument including traditional and modern solos, meditation, and electronic. This is an album for you to put your headphones on and just feel it. It is in the experience not the entertainment. I hope you understand.

Spirits (2008)

An exploration of the spirits that existed to many ancient civilizations. Not gods or deities, but natural spirits that were personified.

Equilibrium (2009)

Traditional versus modern, old versus new, acoustic versus electric. Side A is opposing Side B, the Unplugged vs the Plugged.

Nocturne (2009)

Dusk/Dawn - From sunset to sunrise, a live piece consisting of two movements. The first, Dusk, is a 40 minute continuous didj song played on two didjs (switched underneath the gongs) with drums, shakers, and other noise makers. Dawn is a multi-track two part piece on didj and spirit flute with vocals.

Now (2010)

Music mainly from the first half of RPM 2010. Lots of emotion over a difficult time in my life manifested as flute music. Lots of it. This disk has a lot of guests.
Nights - Kristen Miller on cello
Days - Lakshmi Pariah vocals
Lost - Dani Graysen on violin
Morning - Lakshmi Pariah on vocals
Trying - Lakshmi Pariah, Will Meil, Joseph Gao - vocals
Art by Joshua Wentz.

Thanks to all!

Passage (2010)

Music from the second half of Feb 2010. This is a story of misplacement, enlightenment, journey, and renewal. Many guests again:
Sendoff - Dani Graysen on fiddle
Departure I - Dani Graysen - fiddle, Resonator Guitar - Kavin Allenson
Transmission - saxes, synths, and Speak-N-Spell - another cultural landslide, distorted slide guitar - Sin D Fetish
Transducence - girl named Sam, Kelsey - vocals
Departure II - Dani Graysen - fiddle
Art by Joshua Wentz

Thanks to all!

Solo (2011)

This is a collection of 8 live solos played on different instruments ranging from common ones such as guitar(yes that's Holst's Jupiter) this and strange ones such as fipple pipe and ho ho. In some I am quite accomplished in others, not so much, but this about making them do something that I am feeling and using some of them in solos is difficult. The bonus tracks are a percussion track all on bamboo, a modern electric track featuring an ocean harp, and the last features various flutes in a fully instrumented song.

Soundtrack to Planet Earth (2012)

Songs inspired by the BBC series "Planet Earth". I picked ten scenes that inspired me and wrote my soundtrack to those scenes.

Peace (2013)

Songs inspired by bringing peace to all those that need it.

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Michelangelo

BIOGRAPHY

These albums are a production of the RPM community. By banning together, sharing ideas and encouragement, and above all, a non-judgemental listening ear, they were produced by nearly 2,000 people -- who without would have never been possible.

BAND MEMBERS
Michelangelo (Mick) - didjeridu, flute, guitar, mandolin, jaw harp, pennywhistle, fife, recorder, pocket clarinet, keyboards, drums, the machine that goes "DING!", things that go "thump", "tink", and "ba-ring"
2008:
Aldeles featuring Dani Graysen on fiddle
Gaia
Vocals - Kelsey
Vocal Chants - the Tribe (Gary Fox, Gumbo Stu, Broken Promise Keeper, JesusFreke, Monopoli, Alan Hall, Mike Sanborn)
Wanyama - Bass Guitar - Alan Hall, Rob Stuart, Matt Parker

2009:
James Lindenschmidt (Freakwitch) - Hunter -Distorted lead guitar

2010:
Lakshmi Pariah (special note on Days), Mike Evans, Will Meil, Joseph Gao, Kelsey, girl named Sam - vocals
Kevin Allenson - resonator guitar - Departure I
Dani Graysen - violin on Departure I & II, Lost, Sendoff
Kristen Miller - cello on Nights (wonderfully special guest)
another cultural landslide - transformation of Transmission
Sin D Fetish - distorted slide guitar on Transmission

YEARS COMPLETED
2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013

GENRES
Instrumental,Unclassifiable,Alternative Folk,Soundtrack


Completed Albums

Sojourn(2007)

Concept didjeridu album that explores many different styles of the instrument including traditional and modern solos, meditation, and electronic. This is an album for you to put your headphones on and just feel it. It is in the experience not the entertainment. I hope you understand.


Lodestar
Wayfarer
Aura   (preferred)
Night
Within
Warmth
Water
Dream
Memory

Spirits(2008)

An exploration of the spirits that existed to many ancient civilizations. Not gods or deities, but natural spirits that were personified.


Aldeles (Spirit of Unity)
Saikafu (Spirit of Spring's Renewal)
Yerta (Spirit of Earth)
Kapi (Spirit of Night)
Gaia(Spirit of Mother Earth)   (preferred)
Bukkiana-meyu (Ancestral Spirit)
Isilwanyazane (Spirit of Insects)
Wanyama (Spirit of Animals)
Yuuwa (Spirit of the Sky)

Equilibrium(2009)

Traditional versus modern, old versus new, acoustic versus electric. Side A is opposing Side B, the Unplugged vs the Plugged.


Bounce
Exothermic
Gatherer
Celestial
Numbness
Stick
Endothermic   (preferred)
Hunter
Earthbound
Sensitivity

Nocturne(2009)

Dusk/Dawn - From sunset to sunrise, a live piece consisting of two movements. The first, Dusk, is a 40 minute continuous didj song played on two didjs (switched underneath the gongs) with drums, shakers, and other noise makers. Dawn is a multi-track two part piece on didj and spirit flute with vocals.


Dusk
Dawn   (preferred)

Now(2010)

Music mainly from the first half of RPM 2010. Lots of emotion over a difficult time in my life manifested as flute music. Lots of it. This disk has a lot of guests.
Nights - Kristen Miller on cello
Days - Lakshmi Pariah vocals
Lost - Dani Graysen on violin
Morning - Lakshmi Pariah on vocals
Trying - Lakshmi Pariah, Will Meil, Joseph Gao - vocals
Art by Joshua Wentz.

Thanks to all!


Loving
31st
Lament
Nights
Searching
Days
Lost
Morning
Aloe
Connections
Trying   (preferred)

Passage(2010)

Music from the second half of Feb 2010. This is a story of misplacement, enlightenment, journey, and renewal. Many guests again:
Sendoff - Dani Graysen on fiddle
Departure I - Dani Graysen - fiddle, Resonator Guitar - Kavin Allenson
Transmission - saxes, synths, and Speak-N-Spell - another cultural landslide, distorted slide guitar - Sin D Fetish
Transducence - girl named Sam, Kelsey - vocals
Departure II - Dani Graysen - fiddle
Art by Joshua Wentz

Thanks to all!


Awakening
Sendoff
Departure I
Beacon
Portage
Guide
Transmission
Transducence   (preferred)
Departure II
Astral
Embrace

Solo(2011)

This is a collection of 8 live solos played on different instruments ranging from common ones such as guitar(yes that's Holst's Jupiter) this and strange ones such as fipple pipe and ho ho. In some I am quite accomplished in others, not so much, but this about making them do something that I am feeling and using some of them in solos is difficult. The bonus tracks are a percussion track all on bamboo, a modern electric track featuring an ocean harp, and the last features various flutes in a fully instrumented song.


Ho ho
Shakuhachi
Electric
Spirit Flute
Hand Pan
Acoustic
Fipple Pipe
Didjeridu
Bamboo Rhythms
Switch
Flutes   (preferred)

Soundtrack to Planet Earth(2012)

Songs inspired by the BBC series "Planet Earth". I picked ten scenes that inspired me and wrote my soundtrack to those scenes.


Different Water
Against the Mountain   (preferred)
Too Soon
Desert Drink
White on White
Through the Sand
Turbulence
Steps of Life
Dogs on the Hunt
Rivers of Hooves

Peace(2013)

Songs inspired by bringing peace to all those that need it.


Caring
Awareness   (preferred)
Empathy
Berden
Blessing
Fiti-fiti
Wonder
Immaterial
Hopefullness
Compel
Listening
Ease