||Rise CD (2009) |
Michael Riser albums "THE SOUND!STUNNING, THE WORDS!SPECTACULAR" "RISER'S VOCALS, WRITTEN AND SUNG ARE FANTASTIC"
"IT'S FRESH...A CD THAT IS GREAT FROM START TO FINISH"
Catherine L. TullyIndie-Music
Supported by music that is powerful and haunting, the melodies and topics of Michael Riser's songs cut deeper than the usual cliches, touch on the common threads of emotion we all share, and reflect the multi-dimensional depth of a life filled with experience.
"I've done a lot of things and lived a lot of lives in a short time", the singer explains, "and I think those experiences helped me to gain some different perspectives, which I don't hide from in my music. I take pride in being honest with myself, and I hope that kind of honesty is felt through my writing".
And like Michael Riser's topics, many of his songs and melodies also reflect a strong crossover appeal, and are equally at home with Rock, Country or Adult Contemporary audiences.
With musical and lyrical moods ranging from volcanic songs like the passionate "While I'm Gone", in which he blends intense vocal and instrumental aggression with a fiery squadron of flamenco styled gypsy cellos, to his growling power ballad, "Real Love", with its lyrics conveying forgiving appreciation of the desperate conditions that lead a single ...