By Al Conti, 2007-05-07
<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE </p><p>"...A feat that Al has pulled off and which even some established musicians do not always manage is to create an album of consistently enjoyable tracks. There's not one I dislike or want to skip over. Permeating the album is a lovely humanity and positive spirit."<br />Dene Bebbington - Melliflua / Audion Magazine - December 2006, UK </p><p align="center">**Al Conti's 'SHADOWS' makes the October 2006 New Age Reporter Top 20 list at MTPR** </p><p>Al Conti's debut album SHADOWS has been hailed as healing, soothing and uplifiting. One thing has become certain, all who have listened have wanted more. Reviewer Serge Kozlovsky noted: "The SHADOWS album brings out clearly that new age music is successfully developing and improving. And listening to inspired, full-of-life compositions of Al Conti you just rejoice in sensing of another spiritual reality. And again you fully appreciate that our world couldn't exist without it." </p><p>Take a journey into shadows and the darkest corners of the heart, where no one can go but yourself. With touching piano compositions 'Asleep in Your Arms,' 'Roland’s Heart,' 'The Touch,' and the title track 'Shadows;' the more upbeat ambient / ethnic 'Oblivion' and haunting ‘Reflection,’ to the relaxing ‘Longing for You’ and ‘Whispers,’ let your heart take the emotional journey into your own shadows and back.... </p><p>Title: SHADOWS<br />Artist: Al Conti<br />Genre: New Age<br />Availability: Some stores include CDBaby, iTUNES, Amazon.com, Borders.com, Target.com, CD NOW, Rhapsody, Sony Connect.<br />Wholesale orders: 802-872-9148 or e-mail:email@example.com. </p><p>Contact: Eddie Hamilton - Publicity/Marketing Coordinator<br />e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Phone: 802-872-3568</p>
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Al began seriously working on music 17 years ago, but it was not until after he had a near death experience a few years ago that he undertook music full time. For the last few years he has divided his time between acting and music. Al worked in many theatre productions as well as many television commercials with celebrities such as Pete Sampras and productions such as CBS' ‘As The World Turns.’
“Shadows” is Al’s debut CD. It is comprised of melodies with many different energies, all creating one journey. “Many of the songs on this CD are very meaningful to me, and some come from much pain and growth. It was from seeking deep within my own shadows that I arrived where I am today and it was not easy. I think this CD is a result of that. I also like instrumental pieces. I cannot tell you what to feel. It is up to you. New Age instrumental music allows the listener the freedom of their own interpretation.”
One sentiment seems to be the same for all who listen to Al's music: the feeling of healing. “It was amazing when I started getting feedback about the music. People would keep saying how healing and peaceful it was. Now, it seemed strange to me because a song like ‘Oblivion’ is not exactly lullaby material! But, in the synergy it becomes a steppingstone, a rite of passage, if you will.” And so it goes...