Music emerged from the people of Earth in an integrated holistic way. It came from the fabric of all aspects of life, from birth through death, the space between, acknowledgement of ancestors and the world we live in.
As individuals, cultures and as a species, music is a carrier for the "stories" that we tell ourselves. Through these "stories", we continually re-create our lives and the unconscious patterns that have been handed down to us through the generations.
Music can also provide an immersive context to lose oneself in, to lose one's sense of separation. It can open doorways into what it means to be human beyond our personal, cultural and historic definitions, carrying the listener/participant on a flight of becoming.
The links below will take you to new pages that represent Michael's music by category. Albums from Hearts of Space/Valley Entertainment, Spotted Peccary and Varese Serabande are linked directly to their pages at the websites of the record labels. Just click on the album cover that you are interested in to preview, order a CD or download. For previews/digital downloads and streaming of music on the Earth Turtle label, please visit Michael's BandCamp Page. For Earth Turtle CD purchases, click on the album cover.
IMPORTANT: CD fulfillment (manufacture, packaging and shipping) of titles on our Earth Turtle label is automated through our website and handled by the TrepStar company in Inver Grove, Minnesota. Because CD sales have declined so dramatically, it is no longer possible for us to order large quantities of replicated CDs, warehouse and ship them from our office in New Mexico. When you click on a cover to order one of Michael's CDs released on our Earth Turtle label, your are taken to a TrepStar ordering page for that title. You can order as many CDs as you like and they ship anywhere in the world. TrepStar duplicates CDs on the highest quality Taiyo Yuden mastering grade blanks (these are the same blanks used to master CDs in the process of manufacturing replicated CDs). Our CDs are no longer replicated, they are duplicated individually to your order. Because of this, ONCE YOU PLACE THE ORDER, THERE IS NO WAY TO CANCEL IT and the CD can only be returned if there is a defect in manufacturing. Here at the office, we have CDs duplicated on Taiyo Yuden blanks that go back two decades. If you take care of them, as you would a vinyl record collection, they will last for many years.