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[The Night Shifters is] a fascinating ride. The voice feels a lot like Neil Gaiman. This is a huge compliment in my mind, and one not to be taken lightly.” - Melinda VanLone Reviews

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Taking the Lyre Into the Future . . .




Here it is, Michael Levy's new album! Follow the links!

"21st Century Lyre Music" - Out Now, on iTunes!

I am pleased to announce the release on iTunes today, of my ultra-experimental EP, "21st Century Lyre Music"! The aim of this EP, is to provide the wonderful lost lyre of antiquity with a brand new voice for the 21st century and hopefully, way beyond...

This highly futuristic album demonstrates that as well as being able to so vividly evoke the spirit of the ancient world, the timeless lyre has the magical quality of being able to transport the listener to our distant future as well.

The album features original compositions for solo lyre, transformed by a myriad of cutting edge, 21st century electronic effects - a magical musical space ship, to transport the listener on an epic voyage of intergalactic travel, to other universes, other worlds and alien landscapes...

The PDF booklet of the detailed album note can be freely downloaded here

The link to the album on iTunes is below:

Buy "21st Century Lyre Music" on iTunes!

The EP will also soon be available from all the other major digital music stores, including Amazon, Spotify and Google Play etc. All the purchase links will be posted in the section of my website devoted to this album.

NB! Each and every new digital music store album review posted & better still, online blogs about either this album or any of my other releases are literally like a libation to Apollo, in my efforts as an aspiring independent artist, to honestly promote my lyre music to the rest of the unsuspecting world...each and every one of them is like gold dust and is incredibly appreciated - many thanks, everyone!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Are You Ready For Ultra Experimental Lyre . . . ?



Tune in to some experimental music from the lyre master, Michael Levy! Follow the links . . .

More news - I am going to release my most ULTRA experimental EP album ever..."21st Century Lyre Music" - the world's first fusion of modern electronic effects and the lyre of antiquity! 

I have already independently released the EP on Bandcamp & the physical CD of the album from my Reverbnation Store:

http://michaellevy.bandcamp.com/album/21st-century-lyre-music

http://www.reverbnation.com/store/view_item_album/artist_1132710?utf8=%E2%9C%93&item_id=2016693

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sign Up, O Lyre Fiends!



As if you needed more incentive to subscribe to Michael Levy's mailing list, here's an example of the goodies that you get when you do. Pop over to his website and get yourself on that list!

Free Bonus Track For All My Subscribers!

As a big humungous THANK YOU to everyone who kindly subscribes to my mailing list, just for you, here is a download link for a 100% FREE bonus track, Inspiratio (Inspiration), not featured in any of my albums or singles - this 320kbps quality MP3 can be freely downloaded from here

Thanks once more for all your support in helping to "spread the word" about my lyre music (...and each and every new album review you find the time to kindly post on either iTunes or Amazon is like a libation to Apollo, in my efforts to honestly promote my lyre music to the rest of the unsuspecting world!).

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Great Unconformty (Even More Fabulous Than It sounds)




This post by Dr. Jack Share about the Great Unconformity and the Grand Canyon is so fascinating, I have to share it (and preserve it on my own log so I can come back and visit it). The photographs are amazing, and worthy of a textbook (for all I know, they ended up in one). Follow the link and wallow in Deep Time!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

S'cuse Me While I Kiss This Lyre



Follow the links below and listen to Michael Levy's alternate history take on modern music. What if the lyre had not been replaced by the fretted lute . . . ?

21st Century Lyre Music?

Sadly, in the Western world, from the end of the Dark Ages, the wonderful lyre of antiquity was gradually replaced by the fretted lute, until the guitar as we know it became the standard accompaniment to virtually all of modern Western popular music...

In my brand new series of somewhat surreal "cutting edge" Youtube videos,"21st Century Lyre Music?", I wanted to explore an "alternative Universe", in which what may have happened if it had been the fretted lute family of instruments which had fallen into oblivion in the West, and instead, the magical Classical lyre of antiquity had continued to have been played into the 21st century? These videos are therefore dedicated to dragging the lyre of antiquity kicking & screaming (in some cases, literally!) into the 21st century musical experience...

The video playlist below features performances of a selection of both my original compositions and a spontaneous improvision, using a palette of 21st century effects, ranging from FLANGER, AUTO WAH, DISTORTION & PHASER REVERB!! 

In this "alternative Universe", I wonder if the late great Jimi Hendrix might have, instead, SET FIRE TO THE LYRE??? Hope you enjoy the music...