Archive for April 20th, 2018

Michael Alan – Distant Worlds

As a saxophone student at Berklee College of Music, Michael Alan was exposed to all types of jazz and fusion by various teachers and fellow musicians. His interest in using computers to create music inspired him to get involved in using synthesizers, MIDI, and hard disk recording when the technology was still very new.

Allan comments: “Knowing that I still have a healthy obsession with music technology sheds some light on my debut album. Distant Worlds features plenty of synthesizers, loops, keyboards and drum samples. It also contains a smattering of real guitars played by me, Michael Vince and Tony DePaolo and, of course, lots of saxophones, flute and EWI.

I had a good idea of what I wanted Distant Worlds to sound like before I began recording. My intent was to incorporate some of my favorite genres with melodic compositions, pop style arrangements reminiscent of the ’70s and early ’80s smooth and progressive jazz and combine it all with modern production. I’m happy that it turned out the way I envisioned it and I hope you enjoy it.”

Distant Worlds is to find on