Celebrating the many moments that make an ordinary life special, A Day Like Any Other is a delightful and positive work, overflowing with hopeful energy and infused with the distinctive Darshan Ambient style. Multi-instrumentalist and composer Michael Allison, aka Darshan Ambient, gifts the world eleven new tracks filled with beauty and wonder on A Day Like Any Other, his eleventh release on Spotted Peccary Music; it is available everywhere today. Sadly, Michael Allison died last Thursday January 9, 2020 in Modesto, CA, according to a statement released by Spotted Peccary with their regrets on the Spotted Peccary Facebook page. Music fans, radio DJs, filmmakers and writers from around the world have been sharing their sentiments and tribute shows over the past week.
Press release by Beth Ann Hilton
Elegant and upbeat, A Day Like Any Other is generous with rhythm and up-front percussion, providing a positive mood and easy-going feel that keeps the music moving forward throughout the album’s eleven-track journey. The music percolates with life as carefree melodies weave their way through rhythmic synth patterns, pulsing strings, electric guitar, piano, and ambient textures. The charming and authentic Darshan Ambient style is clearly recognizable in the adept use of multi-layered percussion, synth atmospheres, bass, and guitar grooves, and like previous Darshan Ambient works, A Day Like Any Other is focused and accessible, with an emphasis on melody and structure that results in an effortless and deeply enjoyable listening experience.
With its delightful atmospheres and pleasant orchestrations A Day Like Any Other paints a marvelous musical picture, and from the glorious easy groove of the album’s opener “City Of The Seven Hymns”, through the triumphant final notes of the closing track “The Republic Of Dreams”, the albums musical journey washes over the listener, soothing the mind and lifting spirits to a realm of brighter dreams and better days.
All music written, recorded and mixed by Michael Allison, and mastered by Ben Cox at Syndrome Studio. A Day Like Any Other — is available for physical purchase in CD format and in 24-BIT AUDIOPHILE, CD QUALITY LOSSLESS, MP3 and streaming formats. The CD version of A DAY LIKE ANY OTHER is in a factory sealed 6-panel gatefold package that includes all artwork, liner notes, and a 4 page booklet. Package design by Daniel Pipitone.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Michael Allison’s family, friends and fans on 2/1/2020 @ 11:00 AM at Soul Harvest Worship Center, Modesto, CA 95356. There will be a reception immediately following on site. Michael’s family asks for privacy at this time, but attendees are encouraged to RSVP on a Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/775845056250601/
Spotted Peccary Album page: https://spottedpeccary.com/shop/a-day-like-any-other/
Album unboxing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5VLqWw6fys
Official Facebook – Michael Allison: https://www.facebook.com/michael.allison.7792
Spotted Peccary Artist Page: https://spottedpeccary.com/michael-allison/
YouTube Album Unboxing: https://youtu.be/a5VLqWw6fys
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