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Michael Allison (born August 7, 1958) is an American born singer, musician and composer.

In 1992 after several years as bassist, guitarist and vocalist for groups like Nona Hendryx & Zero Cool, Richard Hell And The Voidoids, China Shop and Empty House he began a successful solo career.

In 2008 his CD From Pale Hands To Weary Skies won Best Ambient Album for the NAR Lifestyle ... Read more in Amazon's Darshan Ambient Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 20, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: December 20, 2004
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: lotuspike llc
  • ASIN: B00076V754
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,988 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Winner of the Zone Music Reporter Best Ambient Album award for 2008.
While still a wonderful ambient experience, there is a very different feel to
Autumn s Apple that can be traced to Michael Allison s love of soul records he
collected as a child. That, and the very distinct chill-out lounge flavor of the
CD, give this release a fascinating meld of soul-groove and ambient electronica.

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A brilliant recording ... I highly recommend the disc. --Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire

A fine example of chilled elegance and it s fast become one of my favorite
releases of the year. --Rik Maclean, Ambient Visions

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By AmbientWorld on January 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Autumn's Apple
Darshan Ambient
Lotuspike

First things first. I mean talk about big shoes to fill!?! I gushed over the organic, multi-instrumental, world-ambient artistry of the inaugral Lotuspike release, The Gate by Terra Ambient, so my expectations were very, very high going into Autumn's Apple by Darshan Ambient(Michael Allison).

Would this record create its own voice? A voice as memorable and penetratingly original, as its label's predecessor?

In a word, yes.

In fact, I walk away firmly believing--I suspected as such on Darshan Ambient's self-released gem The Zen Master's Diary--but now I can honestly say: No ambient artist out there today has better understood and internalized the most influential ambient record of all time (IMHO), Brian Eno's 1978 release Ambient I: Music for Airports then Michael Allison.

This kind of discreet precise approach to note selection and soundscaping cannot be taught. And Allison demonstrates this once again with his simply virtuosic playing and composing on this release; not a single note on it is wasted or excessive.

What is even more impressive is that this is by no means Eno-redux (i.e., boringly minimalist music that drones on and on like musac). To the contrary, Allison caresses the listener with luminescent notes that circulate in, around, and through very dynamic, percussion infused arrangements...

One of the many pitfalls of this kind of music, of course, is that the rhythmic elements can swamp the piano thus undermining what is truly ambient about the work (I have heard many releases when this is the case and the songs invariably become forgettable and thus forgotten in the heap)...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Addison Dewitt VINE VOICE on July 9, 2008
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I'm a painter and need long tracks to listen to while I paint, in order to keep a groove going for at least as long as a track lasts... (often looping one track if it hits the right nerve and keeping it going for over an hour). This CD is GREAT to paint to... a tiny bit repetitive but still very good.

If you are a painter and know what I'm talking about, there are other great CDs to buy that do this as well, Steve Tibbetts (a fantastic, somewhat obscure musician and highly underrated) being one of the best examples as some of his are just one long continuous journey that you can get lost in. He has many CDs here as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Joe Mugsy on October 5, 2008
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Are they CRAZY for discontinuing the manufacture of this cd?!?! This cd is a classic. It is one of the most PERFECT Autumnal cds I've ever heard. One can just smell the burning leaves & envision a pumpkin fields & geese flying ahigh while playing this cd. Get it while you can by any means possible!
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This is a beautiful album. Without a doubt one of my favorites of all time and my personal favorite from Darshan Ambient. I'm not going to comment on the album itself as this is already been done by and expressed beautifully by previous reviewers. What I am going to comment on is the outrageous prices that rip off sellers are trying to get for this out of print album. I've seen it go from $134 all the way up into the thousands. I just wanted to let people know who would love to buy this album that it is available in other countries very inexpensively. It can be purchased through vendors that deal in import CDs. I've seen it available from Greece, Spain, Russia and Germany. Try Discogs.com. I paid $26.60 for mine shipped. Hopfully the CD will be available again domestically. This is a beautiful album that all should be of be able to afford.
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