Face to Face
Face to Face is the third solo piano recording by Michael Halaas. It includes the much requested tracks of 'Wingspan' and the 20 minute intensely engaging 'Self Portrait'. Enter Michael Halaas' musical world, and you might get the feeling that you're in the presence of a phenomenon. His unique brand of richly-layered compositions evidences the deep stirrings within.' -Eluusive Magazine Halaas' playing seems to require a much louder, denser instrument than the acoustic piano -- and yet he makes due with it, playing with the same juggernaut intensity as Vladimir Horowitz' -Intermission Magazine [Halaas] has transformed sound into a powerful art form, capable of forcing listeners to look deeply into themselves. -Stanford Daily Nobody plays with as much thunder and imperative. -Amazon.com review A great composer of our time. Michael easily ranges from ferocity to tranquility with amazing adroitness. -Amazon.com review A Brilliant Pianist' -Bayscene.com.