MICHAEL CARROLL – Electronic by Joshua Beach edited by Devin McAlister
This is the third release from composer Michael Carroll who hails from Arizona. Michael Carroll has been making a name for himself not just with his music but to people nationwide via his Public RadioShow www.themikeshow.com Musical Genera: Trippy-Melodic-Ambient Techno Rock, Progressive, Fusion.
I have to say I was extremely impressed with the opening 3 tracks: “Aspect”, “Finalization” and “Drive”. Thy made quite a first impression and each one possessed my full unadulterated attention. To be honest: I expected cheesy Ambient-Techno-Pop that was extremely predictable and shallow in nature – very compatible for the mass audience. What I discovered was quite the opposite. The whole CD is wonderfully conservative yet full of what I would call highly creative dark energy with music that appeals to so many different senses on so many different levels. It reminds me of Chris MacDonald, Steve Roach, John Serrie, and Robert Rich. I can also hear the slight Brian Eno influence in there as well. What I really like about Carroll is how he appeals to both advanced and novice listeners alike. Whatever kind of listening level you’re on – some will hear things while others will not be able to detect. Like a three layered cake there are things you swear you didn’t notice the first listen. There are some emotionally charged moments on this CD that will lead you along via musical stepping stones. From top to bottom “Electronic” delivers a thinking mans music via amazing sounds, top flight compositions, and vivid sound imagery. Above all it’s incredibly vivid music that will push your senses to the maximum level possible.
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Final Word: “Electronic” delivers a unique, highly entertaining collection of songs that shine with a brilliance compared to a priceless gem.