The New Album from Ambient Music Master Plus Two-Time Emmy Winner!
“Kiss The Quiet” is the new album from the very talented Michael Whalen, and it’s Michael at his most beautifully, romantically and melodically gorgeous best. Every track is filled with passion and feeling as Michael uses a combination of his ambient piano, synthesizers and electronics on his most satisfying recording yet.
Michael Whalen is a two-time Emmy winner, a BMI award winner, and an Emmy-nominated composer and music supervisor with more than 700 TV and film scores, thousands of commercials, and numerous TV themes and video games to his credit. Michael is also a prolific internationally renowned recording artist and producer with 30 solo and soundtrack recordings to his credit.
His song “I Have Loved You For A Thousand Lifetimes” has over 30,000,000 streams on Spotify and millions of views on YouTube. He released his first album on the Narada label back in 1993 and his music was included in a number of Narada and Windham Hill compilations in addition to his own albums.
Michael Whalen’s New Album “Kiss The Quiet” is subtitled “meditations on life & love” and is a very soulful exploration of both. The ten tracks on Kiss The Quiet are an ambient and full of character combination of acoustic and electric piano, synthesizers, electronics, and processing - all performed and composed by Michael. The piano melodies are simple but very expressive, and Michael’s very effective use of reverb and layered background sounds often creates the feeling of open space and solitude.
In this album, Michael transforms a period of heartbreak and healing into music , and in doing so, solidifies his role as one of the foremost Ambient/New Age composers and artists of the last 20 years. While his original album, My Secret Heart, set the bar high, Michael raises it even higher with this album, Kiss The Quiet: meditations on life & love.
This is a very relaxing and evocative album, it flows beautifully and showcases this master of ambient music perfectly, Michael Whalen’s “Kiss the Quiet” is wonderful and highly recommended listening!
Watch the official video for “Heart So Full of Joy”, from the album “Kiss The Quiet”