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Taffeta Patterns

Label: Azure Miles
Released: 2021
Track listing: Taffeta Patterns

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Michael Robinson's Piano Improvisation Series

Read "Michael Robinson's Piano Improvisation Series" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Keyboardist and composer Michael Robinson is well known for performing his genre-defying electronic works on his invention, the Meruvina. He is also an accomplished pianist who has released several solo improvisations, including three in 2021. A mix of originals and radically reimagined standards, each consists of three or four long tracks that fully reflect Robinson's individuality ...

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Michael Robinson: Taffeta Patterns

Read "Taffeta Patterns" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Composer and keyboardist Michael Robinson is as prolific as he is creative. Using his own invention, the meruvina, he creates unique electro-acoustic pieces that brim with spontaneity. His first release of 2021, the exuberant Taffeta Patterns, differs from his most recent discs in its infectious dance beats. A single track, lasting a little under ...

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Michael Robinson: Lotus-Pollen

Read "Lotus-Pollen" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Multi-instrumentalist and composer Michael Robinson utilizes a unique amalgam of acoustic and digital technology to create captivating sonic tapestries. His genre-defying pieces are crafted with the rigour of a classicist yet they brim with a dynamic jazzy spontaneity and eastern mysticism. On his fourth 2020 release, Lotus-Pollen, Robinson performs four kaleidoscopic and mesmerizing originals, each with ...

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Lotus-Pollen

Label: Azure Miles
Released: 2020
Track listing: Second Alap; Vilambit Gat; Madhya Gat; Drut Gat.

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Michael Robinson: One Man Orchestra

Read "Michael Robinson: One Man Orchestra" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


Composer Michael Robinson is a unique musician who is heavily influenced by the tradition of the Indian subcontinent. He is as prolific as he is creative having released 144 albums over the past 29 years. He uses an instrument he has invented that seamlessly incorporates acoustic and electronic elements into a digital platform. He calls it ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Michael Robinson: Where Composition, Programming & Raga Meet

Read "Michael Robinson: Where Composition, Programming & Raga Meet" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Los Angeles-based composer Michael Robinson's work is full of contradictions. It is produced via computer programming, a system which he refers to as “Meruvina." The name comes from the sanskrit word for musical instrument, “vina" and the name of the mountain where the Hindu gods reside, “Mount Meru," and consists of software, a computer, and a ...

Album

Spirit Lady

Label: Azure Miles
Released: 2019
Track listing: Spirit Lady.

Album

Dazzling Darkness

Label: Azure Miles
Released: 2019
Track listing: Dazzling Darkness.

Album

Tunis Phantom

Label: Azure Miles
Released: 2019
Track listing: Tunis Phantom; Stars Blossom.


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