Michael Diamond | Atlantis Rising

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Atlantis Rising

by Michael Diamond

Layers of synthesizer textures and guitars create ambient atmospheres and sensual soundscapes interspersed with rhythmic grooves. Atlantis Rising features special guest Steven Halpern adding to the magic.
Genre: New Age: Meditation
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Merlin's Garden
5:05 album only
2. Shamballa
6:54 album only
3. Suspended Animation
6:55 album only
4. Sun Dance
4:22 album only
5. Atlantis Rising
5:06 album only
6. Molecules Of Emotion
4:10 album only
7. Deep Blue
6:19 album only
8. Dream Flight
3:10 album only
9. Echoes In Amethyst
5:08 album only
10. The Hero's Journey
5:02 album only


Album Notes
Michael Diamond was born and raised in Philadelphia, and later lived in New York, Boston, Denver, and Boulder, Colorado, before settling in Northern California in 1987. He picked up the electric guitar while in college in the late 60"s where he studied psychology, continuing on to recieve a Master's degree. He was deeply influenced by the great guitarists of the era such as Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, and others, and has played in many rock bands over the years.

Although guitar has been his main instrument, he has become fully immersed in the world of synthesizers and electronics, and often combines the two by playing the guitar-synthesizer, Sustainer guitar, and Ebow. In addition to being a musician, he is also a music producer and owns a recording studio where he lives in Marin County, California, just 10 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge. While still maintaining a love for rock, blues, jazz, etc. his musical focus has shifted more towards ambient New Age music. Years of study in metaphysics and holistic health have given him an appreciation of the healing effects of music and sound. He is currently recording and performing with one of the pioneers in this field, Steven Halpern.

In addition to playing music, Michael Diamond has had a 20 year career as a music journalist and monthly columnist for a variety of nationally-published New Age magazines. In that time he has written numerous articles and reviews of artists as diverse as Enya, Tangerine Dream, and Kitaro, to name but a few, as well as conducting interviews with well-known musicians such as sitarist Ravi Shankar, Jon Anderson (of the rock group "Yes"), and many others.

He is currently working on a variety of recording projects including albums and soundtracks for video and DVD, as well as specializing in pre-production consultation. "Atlantis Rising", with special guest Steven Halpern, showcases Michael's talents, not only as a musician, but also as a sound designer, featuring intricate layers of synthesizer textures and sonic atmospheres.

A sample of media reviews:

"Although this is Michael Diamond's debut release, it is a conceptually mature work that signals the arrival of an important new artist you'll want to add to your personal library. With intricately detailed compositions and lush electronic textures that evolve, morph and move around the soundfield, the listener will experience a delightful journey to magical realms."

Leading Edge Review Magazine

"I love your CD so much I'm going to feature it on the front page of CD Baby. We're REALLY picky about what goes on the front page. We get about 75 new albums a DAY coming in here now, (about 30,000 total), and yours is one of the best I've ever heard."

Derek Sivers - CD Baby

The compositions of veteran guitarist, writer, and producer Michael Diamond have backbone and depth; the aural air of his music resonates with color and texture; the themes range from meditative to playful. Take a journey through his universe; yours will be expanded.

Matt Kramer, SongPeddler



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Visionary music
Ok, i confess i got an mp3 version in first place, and i am so in love with this music (esp. #4 and #10), i got the original one from CD baby! and now, its just a everyday playlist in my meditation room.

If you like meditation, yoga, manifestation, energy healing etc. You will defintely love it!


~ Sonic bliss, a gem ~
WARNING ! you may experience extreme sonic pleasure from this disc ! Atlantis Rising is a lovely musical experience. From the rippling arpeggios of Merlins Garden to the compelling melodies of The Hero's Journey, Diamond's sweet guitar and synth performances sculpt a voyage of the heart ... captivating, peaceful ... true sonic bliss for ambient sound lovers ... well done Michael.

CD Baby

With special guest, Steven Halpern, Michael Diamond bridges new age, progressive rock, and meditative soundscapes, combining swirling layers of expansive, synthesizer textures circling around guitars, rock grooves and an otherworldly echo. If you're looking for direction to your mental drift and want ambient music with a little more substance and momentum, Atlantis Rising is your pick.

Lisa P. Ottawa, Canada

Amazing! Great sound, professional quality and very spiritual!
This is the real thing,just listening to the samples put me in an altered state, great for meditation and journeying to other dimensions. I highly recommend this CD for anyone looking to expand thier consciousness and to re-connect to source...