Michael Joseph | O-Glepi

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World: Native American New Age: Ambient Moods: Type: Acoustic
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by Michael Joseph

Haunting, evocative flute combined with tracks of energetic, relevant guitar and various percussion.
Genre: World: Native American
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ancestor's Song
4:42 $0.99
2. Gourdhead
3:38 $0.99
3. Redrock
4:12 $0.99
4. Traditional (flute Solo On Hand-made 5-hole)
2:11 $0.99
5. Red-on White
4:26 $0.99
6. Mohave' Lullaby
6:05 $0.99
7. Sequoia Boogie
3:01 $0.99
8. Time With You
3:07 $0.99
9. Anpo'wie
3:56 $0.99
10. Contemporary (flute Solo)
2:12 $0.99
11. Rosebud
2:23 $0.99
12. Sparrow
6:44 $0.99
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Album Notes
"If music is truly from the heart it should have the ability to move you." It was in search of music that may invoke that very cord, that inspired the diversity of sound and culture implemented into this current release.

This music is a representation of one of the cultural cross-sections of America. A mixed heritage ranging from Native American to the farmers of Kentucky, to the hills of West Virginia. Michael never consciously decided to bring out these roots in his music, although, as he has learned our roots are inevitable. By embracing these roots, you help keep your ancestors alive.

"Michael Joseph has put history to music and he has done it well...a tranquil homage to the past..."
RJLANNAN, The New Age Reporter. (Full review posted at www.mjosephu.com)

"O-GLEPI captivates you from the very first track and gets better." WAWL, Chattanooga, The Flyingman

“….O-Glepi begins with folky acoustic guitar chords under a Native flute melody called "Ancestors Song." Then a hit of acoustic blues guitar with flute on "Gourdhead." Humble and refreshing, O-Glepi is a sweet taste of contemporary acoustic music with Native (and other) roots.”
Scott Stevens - Spin the Globe, KAOS

“….hauntingly beautiful and sad at the same time. Sometimes you can hear the cries of the Native American …. There is no doubt Michael has perfected his craft it shows on every song. There are also influences from other cultures, like the Spanish influenced Red on White ....It is truly worth your time to sit down and listen to the beauty of this music.“
Ken Hamlett, publisher - UNSIGNED MAGAZINE, 5.0 stars

“…. my love of music has dominated my life in ways that I wouldn't have dreamed of when I was younger. And yet it has always fed my soul and enriched my life beyond measure; just the right album will do that for you. O-Glepi is such an album.

…. With the haunting washes of flute that define this music, one is tempted to label it "new age" but Joseph's former life as a punk rocker cancels out any hints of bloodlessness often associated with "new age" music.

There is a feeling of spiritual calm ….all evokes a sense of peace, grace and beauty that gives one a feeling of hope.

All the material here showcases Joseph's masterful guitar skills, and often recall his previous punk rocker roots, especially on "Gourdhead", "Red On White (Blood On Snow)" ….Not a note out of place or a moment wasted; music for the heart and the head.

…. "Sparrow" will leave you a glowing feeling long after it's done. O-Glepi is nectar from the gods that should be sipped and savored--allow it to feed your soul.”
Gina Morris - E.O.M.Entertainment-4.5 STARS!

"Sparrow brings out the down-to-earth composer and guitarist in Michael as he does a bit of magic and turns a tiny bird into a soaring eagle." RJLANNAN, NAR

“...the Native chants seem to exist well after they actually appear...so much of what occurs is implied rather than actually recorded... We hear what we want to hear, because we think it needs to be there; it feels like it shouldn’t actually be audible for the masses...you’re summoned into the music...yet, able to give your own input rather than being forced into participation.”
Indie Review- Chase Scott

*The next album is already in the works; it includes more use of odd time signatures, more finger-style picking, it’s dynamic and a lot more structured. Yet, it includes an even more diverse cultural feel with different ethnic music. However, it still pulls off the heart and soul that is presented in O-Glepi.



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You touch souls. Reminds one of things loved and lost forever...


O-glepi a true work that reaches the spirit in all
Need a break from the loudness of life? Michael Joseph’s sophisticated and earthy guitar and Native American flute stylings will transport you to a different place and time. Michael’s music will gently touch your soul and your yearnings for simplicity. A great gift, too, for friends who seek the pure sounds that honor culture, our world and the goodness life has to offer.

CD Baby

Featuring the warm, melting tone of Native American cedar flute, supported and anchored by mellow, acoustic guitar and soft drumming, "O-Glepi" by Michael Joseph fuses folk styles from rock to folk blues with indigenous music and a calm but directed new age approach regarding accessibility. Similar in ways to the Carlos Nakai and Peter Kater collaborations, Joseph's work is always grounded and earthy, easy to digest and relax to. A very fine album.


Finally! A CD for big people. Keep them coming!

Rodnea Brunson

The flute music is haunting and evocative, inviting serene transcendence. The combination of guitar, drum and flute yields sensuous, lyrical, rich music. The fluttering echoes and natural rhythms are ethereal and at the same time earthy, leaving me with a melancholy longing for a past existence in simpler times. I will recommend the CD to friends and family.

Meredith Martin

The music is great! As good as or ...than Nakai/ Eaton!
The music is great! As good as or ...than Nakai/ Eaton!
SunBear Studio


O-Glepi is pure passion! Acoustic guitar with an ENJOYABLE rythm, yet it's not so darn complicated that you can't enjoy the melody! I can't wait for the next release.


O-Glepi is a great release. My listeners have enjoyed the sweet mix of flute and guitar, as have I.


What a great CD!!
I recently heard this CD played at a party I went to. I had to have it! I love the changes in tempo, mood and culture.

Kitty & Creek Norris, Iridium, kzyz

This album is fantastic. One of my personal favorites which I play for my own pleasure, in addition to sharing it on the air. (A terrifically skilled musician with great depth of feeling.)
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