Michael Diamond is a veteran musician who has been playing guitar since the late 1960’s. He has played both rhythm and lead guitar in many bands covering rock, blues, funk, reggae, and more. His early influences include Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd among others. He later expanded his musical palate to include synthesizers, which have become a major part in the lush soundscapes he creates. He is also an innovator in the use of the guitar-synthesizer and electronic effects.
His current recorded music is in the genres of ambient, new age, and electronica with elements of rock and jazz. In addition, he performs both solo and in bands around the San Francisco Bay area.
Watch for 2 new releases in 2013:
- A Steven Halpern & Michael Diamond compilation of meditative soundtracks they have collaborated on from various projects over the past 10 years.
- A brand new Michael Diamond album that will be the follow up to his Indigo Moon CD. This will feature some major name guest artists, on Michael’s most upbeat rhythmic music yet, with lots of soaring electric guitar work on these ambient groovescapes. The album is planned to be mastered at the famed Abbey Road Studios in London.
Layers of mesmerizing synthesizer tones, ranging from deep space to deep sea blend with ambient guitar sounds that occasionally give way to soaring and melodic leads with rhythmic grooves on some songs. Featuring Michael Diamond’s artistry not only on guitar and synthesizers, but on sequences, samplers, and sound design. Along with very special guest Steven Halpern, whose record label distributes the album, Atlantis Rising is awash with intricate effects and lush textures that evolve, morph, and move around the soundscape, and was named “One of the best new releases of the year” by cdbaby.com.
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The sequel to Atlantis Rising features special guest appearances by Jefferson Starship and Rod Stewart keyboardist Pete Sears and ambient music pioneer Steven Halpern, whose label also distributes this CD. While always atmospheric and well-chilled, INDIGO MOON even more reflects the pulse of contemporary rhythms and electronica, with a touch of jazz, rock, and world music influences. Featuring guitar work that ranges from ethereal to electrifying, laced with layers of dreamy synthesizer textures, wisps of Enya-like vocals, and a variety of beats, INDIGO MOON is sonic alchemy.
To hear samples or order: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mdiamond2
Ethereal music painted in colors of sound. A collection of ambient electronic space-scapes. Perfect for chilling out or meditative inner journeys. Chroma Zone has received airplay on both Hearts Of Space and Echoes nationally-syndicated radio programs.
To hear samples or order: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mdiamond4
This is the musical score composed and produced by Michael Diamond for a clinically-based sleep program CD.
“Drifting Deeper” is one continual instrumental composition, which provides a flow of gentle ocean waves and a subtle sonic tapestry that becomes slower and quieter as it evolves. It may also be useful for deep relaxation or meditation.
To hear samples or order: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mdiamond3
Featuring the exquisite flute melodies of Deborah Martin, the grand piano and keyboard wizardry of Preston Scott, and Michael Diamond’s artistic touch on guitars and synthesizers, as well as being his debut release as a producer. Along with bass, drums, and percussion, the album blends atmospheric and jazzy sounds, with a touch of rock, on all-original compositions that range from languid and dreamy to more groove-fueled flights that highlight the song writing talents of Martin and Scott.
To hear samples or order: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mddmps