ABOUT THE ARTIST
Green Sun is a chill-out, new age electronic musical project whose sole member is Israeli producer and composer Michael Hefetz. Michael was born in 1978 in Belarus and in 1990 moved to Israel. He started writing music at the age 16, when was introduced by one of his classmates to MOD tracker music. The first attempts to compose music on computer were done with Scream Tracker in 1994. Since Michael had no music education it was not easy. By following the ‘trial & error’ method he learned a little about music theory. At that period he was hardly influenced by Jean Michel Jarre and early 90’s dance bands like Dr. Alban, Snap and more.
A few years later he found a world of midi music and had understand that this is the way to create real music. In 2000 Michael purchased his first serious equipment - Roland XP-30 synthesizer. During all that time he had also improved piano playing skills by self teaching. At this period the muse come mostly from Vangelis and Enigma.
In 2000 Michael joined www.mp3.com community and his music was ranked pretty high on the charts. Unfortunately, in 2003 the site was shut down by CNET, after purchasing the domain name.
All the music was written with XP-30 and Voyetra Digital Orchestrator Plus until 2003, when Michael in addition to Roland started making music with Steinberg Cubase and VST plugins. He is working with this equipment till now.
These days, in addition to composing, Michael is learning to play piano and guitar because he believes it is the bottleneck in his music writing.
In the beginning of 2008 Michael upgraded his small studio with Virus B synthesizer and it became his main instrument for the latest tracks.
Green Sun a.k.a Michael Hefetz in his commercial release "Dream Elements" creates a portfolio of sound and emotion a fan of the Electronic & New Age genre will want to make a pillar of his personal collection for years to come. Invigorating and inspiring, the songs on this CD are pensive, meditative and reflective. It easily summons its listener to a faraway magical retreat where the hustle and bustle of everyday life disappears in favor of an unending blitzkrieg of sensual and mood-relaxing delights...
“Dream Elements” amply displays Green Sun's strong blend of reverbed piano, bubbly beats, expert layering of assorted keyboards and chill-out/electronica effects, as well as production that is flawless in every respect. The music is upbeat, even when it takes a time out to contemplate. It is inspirational in feel, and the compositions are worth taking the time to appreciate. Fans of this type of music will find themselves spirited away to a world of audio delights certain to erase stress and move the soul. As in all New Age music, this CD can be a focal point, or a soundscape for your personal space. A must have for your New Age collection.
- AMAdea Records, BULGARIA