MP3 Robert Beau Michaels - Pieces of Time
An ambient, atmospheric journey filled with inspiration, beauty, and passion. Lush synthesizer textures and soft voices of some of his most beautiful and inspired music from 3 previously released albums.
12 MP3 Songs
NEW AGE: Ambient, NEW AGE: Meditation
It was a long and winding road through a lifetime of incessant failure that led Robert Beau Michaels to his musical passion--but ironically a creative passion that he strangely avoided for most of his life. Armed with a BA degree in Film, he struggled as an aspiring screenwriter in Hollywood during the 1980''s and 90''s. But the Hollywood doors would not open for him. Frustrated with his inability to sell his scripts, he left LA in the early 90''s and spent the next 10 years trying to get his life together and refocused. He realized that he had a lot of ego-baggage/fictions and illusions that he had to work though.
With long periods of solitude and meditation, he could sense that the music that was buried deep within his soul was trying to emerge from the silence. In fact, he claims that he spent many restless nights as the music of the cosmos streamed into his heart and soul during his sleep. But he evaded the musical calling for several more years because he still considered himself to be, first and foremost, a writer. So he began working on two novels and a non-fiction book series.
In 1999, he returned to school to get a Master''s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas with the hopes of publishing the non-fiction book series that he had been working off and on for almost ten years. But the publishing doors wouldn''t open either as the rejection slips kept piling up. As a result of incessant rejection, he became even more discouraged and disillusioned as his creative passion found no outlet.
Down and out, depressed, disillusioned with his life, he hit the psychological bottom of his life. But it was then that he realized that he had spend his entire life avoiding the very thing that he loved the most--music. So he sold his car and invested the proceeds from the sale into musical equipment. And within a matter of months, it soon became clear to him that his lifelong love of music was now ready to furst free; and now the music technology was available that would enable him to unleash his musical vision.
Although his music is in the New Age category, his sound has intensely romantic undertones with rich, multi-layered harmonic structures. Quite simply, he strives to create beautiful music that stirs us emotionally. In fact, he claims that his debut album, Angel Fire: Music for Lovers was inspired by angelic voices and melodies that he would hear in his sleep. But he regrets that the album is a faint echo of the beauty of the music that he heard in his dreams.
The ancient Hindu doctrine Nada Brahma: the World is Sound, underlies his musical philosophy--for according to this doctrine, Sound is the very creative structure of the universe. He hopes that his music is a small way of connecting to the Great Mystery. He currently resides in Santa Fe, NM.
NOTE: This album will be available for purchase as a digital download at AppleItunes as well as other digital download sites.