Michael Valentino | Diary of a Libra

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Diary of a Libra

by Michael Valentino

Eleven rough and haunting piano-driven tracks blending simple melodies with ambient synthesized instrumentation.
Genre: New Age: Ambient
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1. October Moon
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2. Sands Of Time
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3. Forest Dawn
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4. Red Sky
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5. The Hall
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6. The River
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7. Glockens
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8. The Tower
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9. Horizon
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10. Release
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11. Mansion
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“It was finally time to sit down and vomit out all of these melodies from my head onto a CD.” So says Michael Valentino regarding his debut, Diary of a Libra. Released in the fall of 2008, Valentino’s Diary is a rough, unpolished, and amateur attempt consisting of eleven dark and mysteriously uplifting tracks which were written as Valentino puts it “...while hard at work lifeguarding under the New Jersey sun.” From a production standpoint, the album has many flaws but there are a few moments of delight and appreciation. October Moon, the albums strongest track, uses layers of distorted piano and synthesized strings to create a textured, haunting melody which is quite beautiful. Other tracks like Mansion, The River, and Forest Dawn take simple piano melodies, choral layers, and multiple change ups that create certain cinematic overtones indicating hints of theatrical background music, not of new age. All in all, Diary of a Libra comes across as a first draft demo tape, but a nice try. -WIlliam Hartford (Indi-Sounds)


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John


Awesome album!

Christina

Enya-like
These songs sound very similar to Enya but have more of a kick to them. My favorites are October Moon, Sands of Time, Release, and The Tower

Melissa

Live in a mall!
I saw him play in Nordstroms at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus years ago! I don't remember any of the songs he played then but these are excellent!

Tori


Beautiful melodies. Reminds me of a darker version of Enya.

Jennifer

relaxing
Surprisingly relaxing considering the dark undertone of the album. Highly recommended! :)

Richie Anderson

To Awesome
Vals music is beyond awesome. I have been enjoing his music for the past few years and find his musci to be among the best to listen to.