GET INTO “DAYDREAMing MODE” BY WATCHING CLOUDS
Watching Clouds is the latest release by Michael Church featuring a mosaic of mindfulness; this is meditative music that inspires you to live in the moment.
“I call this ‘Mindfulness Music’ – it creates a calming, healing effect.”-Michael Church
(WHITBY, ONTARIO, CANADA) JULY 1st, 2015 – Watching Clouds is the latest release from Canadian studio artist and composer, Michael Church. The album is a follow-up to Church’s Ice Painting Project. Both projects encompass two pieces of an eventual trio of works that focus on the various physical states of water. The ten tracks feature a mosaic of mindfulness and meditative music. It is composed to awaken you, and to inspire you live in the moment. Watching Clouds is an ethereal new-age experience.
Michael has a history of pushing the creative envelope, “I’ve always seen myself as an innovative composer … a sort of visual artist,” he says. As a teen, aside from learning various traditional instruments, he invented instruments in his father’s shop. Through three decades as a musician, he has chased style and sound. Beckoned by his muses, he has progressed from playing in vogue-folk and pop bands to where he is now with Watching Clouds.
In both The Ice Painting Project and Watching Clouds, Church has evolved musically through genres into composing what he now calls “environmental soundscapes.” Church’s influences derive from almost every genre of music. This amalgam of exposure helped him to create this latest trilogy, which includes Watching Clouds. For each track, Church has created a music video, “This three-part-series, combined with their visual counterparts, create a meditative, healing effect … I call it Mindfulness music.”
Key tracks on Watching Clouds include, “Daydreaming Mode” with its Zen-like ambiance. “And Time” and “My Heart” are calming compositions with introspective instrumentation. “La Di Di” features soothing guitar riffs and hooky lifts, creating the perfect “scenery of sound” that Michael Church has mastered. The human brain is more than seventy percent water, Michael’s three part series based on this element resonates – quite literally - with the mind of his listeners. Indeed, you can get into “Daydreaming Mode” by just Watching Clouds with Michael Church.