My music is a blend of many styles - classical, impressionist, expressionist, world fusion and choral. I draw my inspiration from the power and joy of nature and feel my music could give a fresh and new approach to the cinematic and contemporary...
My music is a blend of many styles - classical, impressionist, expressionist, world fusion and choral. I draw my inspiration from the power and joy of nature and feel my music could give a fresh and new approach to the cinematic and contemporary classical scene.
I have two goals: #To reach that niche audience which will respond to my music through CDs and web downloads. The desire is to share a musical experience with those seeking that same experience. #To present my music to the Film Industry as a fresh approach to the cinematic contemporary classical scene. My musical inspiration is always visual. so I am strongly drawn towards soundtrack composition.
The Music of Michael Horsphol: Lu'Ella Unveiled: A by Target Audience Magazine Michael Horsphol brings us originally composed music in his 8 track CD entitled Lu'Ella Unveiled: A New Earth Rising. He gives his inspiration to nature, the countryside of Northern Tasmania,...
The Music of Michael Horsphol by SKOPE Magazine ichael Horsphol brings to the public his creation of 11 compositions that runs just over an hour. During those 60 minutes, you get to hear no singing but just TRUE music. Hailing from the land down...
The Music of Michael Horsphol: Lu'Ella Unveiled: A by Target Audience Magazine Michael Horsphol brings us originally composed music in his 8 track CD entitled Lu'Ella Unveiled: A New Earth Rising. He gives his inspiration to nature, the countryside of Northern Tasmania, Australia. Michael is inventive, using digital multi sampling of acoustic orchestral, ethnic instruments and choirs. Artwork, composition, mixing, and production is done solely by Michael who has completed soundtrack work for film productions.
The first track "Lu'Ella Unveiled" is an orchestral vocal journey seated in a dimly lit theater simultaneously roaming the wilderness. Michael incorporates that soundtrack "feel" with additions of flutes, orchestra and vocals. It is reminiscent of nothing I have heard.
Gloria Natura" is by far my favorite. This is a modern twist to the classical Ave Maria. This is the most calming peaceful song. Instead of taking away from old themes, as most modern does, Michael ADDS to this, bringing forth a "New World" quality that is missing in the original.
Blue Wings" is stunning. This IS the gift of flight through music. The bass is full and rich, with a surround sound quick tempo as if you are in front of an orchestra. Listening to this sets me faraway over craggy embankments, on turbulent seas; to transcend this plane, inside a science fiction film, a forest glen, the sky. "Blue Wings" is a masterpiece.
Visit Michael at http://www.michaelhorsphol.com and check out Lu'Ella Unveiled: A New Earth Rising. The jacket is phenomenal, emblazoned with a majestic sunset overlooking the vast sea. This CD is multi educational/cultural. It can be used for meditation, education in schools, college level digital track courses, and most definitely, for all spiritual enlightenment.
Lu'Ella Unveiled: A New Earth Rising is THE next soundtrack for a Major Motion Picture. This is fresh, exciting. It IS . . . Earth meets Cinema.
Review by Susan Marie
The Music of Michael Horsphol by SKOPE Magazine ichael Horsphol brings to the public his creation of 11 compositions that runs just over an hour. During those 60 minutes, you get to hear no singing but just TRUE music. Hailing from the land down under, Horsphol adds a digital quality on this record that can be best described as picturesque. All the tracks are composed, mixed and produced by Horsphol not to mention all the art work as well. This one-man-show brings a superb piece to the ears and minds of people from all walks of life.
The music on this album definitely has major classical elements along with worldly sensations. The sound has a very powerful effect on the listener and that is due in big part to its cinematic approach. The twists and turns mixed with dramatic spins can all be heard by the way this Australian native composed these numbers. Makes sense that Horsphol has already done soundtrack work for small productions in Australia and the United States. Soundtracks for major motion pictures seem to be Michael Horsphol’s calling card, just from what I hear on this record.
Right away when I pushed play, I picked up on the movie soundtrack vibe. Just has that feel of watching a movie and this being the music you want to hear to compliment the flick. Couldn’t help but think back to Tim Burton’s Batman and how Danny Elfman’s music score jived perfectly with the movie. I think Horsphol’s recent composition here would also blend in tremendously with a motion picture of that caliber. I would even say perhaps an Action/Suspense/Mystery thriller would be right up Michael’s alley as well.
The 11 titles on this record offer up a magical and mysterious sound that can even be perceived as majestic. The suspense is played upon by a climactic effect that Horsphol likes to incorporate into his music. This composer is taking you on an exciting journey through the lands of ClassicVille, World-Fusion Place and finally departing at Motion Picture Boulevard. Only question I have is what movie this score would go to and if Roger Ebert would give both the movie and Michael Horsphol’s arrangement two thumbs up. I give The Music of Michael Horsphol a standing “O” and hope to see many movies in the future with Michael H as the Score Keeper.
For more on Michael Horsphol as the man behind the music, SKOPE out www.michaelhorsphol.com.
By Jimmy Rae