"Dramatic, passionate, soaring and epic. This is the epitome of
classically-informed new age where sophistication and artistry are
held no less important." - CDBaby"
"Thunderous, well-composed, and skillfully played. The Lucidity Project manages to range over a plethora of moods while maintaining, through the mountain-air clarity of the piano, a sound of its own and a distinct artistic vision." - Stephen Fruitman, Sonomu.net
Enter Michael Halaas' musical world, and you might get the feeling that you're in the presence of a phenomenon. His unique brand of richly-layered compositions evidences the deep stirrings within."
#1 track [Passing Ships]. Love FM (76,1MHz Fukuoka/82.7 MHz Kitakzyushu/82.5 MHz FukuokaNishi) - Fukuoka, Japan
Halaas' playing seems to require a much louder, denser instrument than the acoustic piano -- and yet he makes due with it, playing with the same juggernaut intensity as Vladimir Horowitz"
[Halaas] has transformed sound into a powerful art form, capable of forcing listeners to look deeply into themselves.
Nobody plays with as much thunder and imperative.
A great composer of our time. Michael easily ranges from ferocity to tranquility with amazing adroitness.
A Brilliant Pianist"