Digital is always available. If you  want a CD please email me at michele@micheleari.com and I will be sure to save one for you from the upcoming shipment.  Happy to add an autograph as well. 

Uncharted Territory

Michele Ari

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The release of the first single Uncharted Territory prompted British press to feature Michele on the front page of Subba-Cultcha London who had this to say: “With Michele Ari it’s her seamless changes of direction, the genuine desire for making music she was born to. That's the moments that remind me how accomplished she really is...Intimate, confessional and bittersweet. Maybe music like hers never existed until right now - but regardless, here it is, and it sounds like something new to me."

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Want to play along or create your own cover versions? Music charts included!

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mal a' propos

Michele Ari

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"mal a' propos" is a heartfelt and passionate no-holds barred collection of songs. Modern new wave music calling to mind Blondie when punk was sexy.

The title mal a' propos is a French word meaning "out of place" or "not fitting," which described not just Ari's journey at this time, the one that came in between her first record and her second, but Ari herself.

"These songs ring true (even if you are a guy and therefore on the wrong side of the fence) and that makes the post punk songs on this EP all the more resonant. With so much faith placed in transitory fame these days, it's a relief to encounter an artist who tells it straight. It's actually difficult to do but Ms. Ari neatly avoids the pit of angst and self pity and makes it all real for us. I've never even met her and I already like her."

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Want to play along or create your own cover versions? Music charts included!

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85th and Nowhere

Michele Ari

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"Ari has a bittersweet vocal style that is at once enigmatic and revealing... heartbreaking and astonishing." Whisperin and Hollerin. U.K.

"This album fills a void in today’s top ten, infusing it with some much needed sophistication and thoughtful songcrafting... think more performance art poetry than pop charts."- Indie-Music.com

"This is a subtle, emotionally powerful record that is personal and addicting. Keep an eye out for this lady; she is going places." The Wig Fits All Heads, Seattle

The debut EP. Recorded on analogue, produced by Hillbilly singer/songwriter Ronny Elliott and featuring the crème of the crop in Tampa Bay musicians. A record clearly made with love.

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#TeaM.Ari

Kick Ass! KC, Austin

 

Your music makes me think of something that I might have heard coming from Club 57 on St. Marks Street in the East Village on a spring night in 1984. I would of course then be drawn into the club and be entranced. SR, NYC

 

"NYC punk -Attitude-Enlightening-Unique-Beautiful voice-Original and honest-Passionate-Edgy-Playful-Serious-Original-Quirky-Listenable" Stephen

 

With a sound that ranges from Rock ballad to Early Punk Rock, from 70s rock to modern pure liquid awesome, Michele Ari is the unsung Hero (no pun intended) of the musical industry. If you haven't heard her music, then you need to... Right now... Go on, I'll wait...  GS, Nashville

 

Your messages are very clear and you are very lovely. It takes a lot of courage to do what you do.  HA, Boston

 

I love that I can hear and understand the lyrics! I love singing along and bouncing to your rhythms. JY, Turkey

 

Such a beauty and so talented. Love your music! MS, South Carolina

 

Your music is fab - and, over here in London, we LOVE YOU TO BITS. David, England

 

Forget mentioning Michele in the same sentence as DH, this lady deserves her own sentence. Keep feeling the love and keep writing

...With Admiration, GB

 

I get such positive vibes even with dark, edgy love stories. I love it! So many good things I could say about your emotional music. Very aesthetic, energetic and exciting!  IE, Sweden

 

Well written and very heartfelt. Its nice to see that Michelle hasn’t fallen into the mainstream but appears to be forging her own path. Kudos for keeping it real and being true to herself! Love the guitar work on 1,000 kisses. Mike Langone

 

I love you more than a fat boy loves chocolate. I love your music even more than that.  Anon.

 

You are one of the most talented songwriters and singers out there in the world today - or any day, for that matter! You have a voice, and a sound, that I could sit back and listen to you sing for hours - maybe days... hell, who really knows how long. Your voice soothes my soul and flames my passion!

First I listened to "85th and Nowhere." Then I listened your recent work. The evolution - in content, and voice, was unbelievable. I went from being blown away by what I was hearing, on the CD, to melding into the headphones and being transported to another place while listening to the mp3s. 

I know you have been compared to Debbie Harry, who I knew back in her heyday as Blondie. I can tell you without any reservation, that - as good as Debbie was, and still is, she cannot hold a candle to the voice and style of Michele Ari.  

-DF, Nashville

 

Just downloaded Uncharted Territory ... looking forward to hearing where the muse has taken you since 85th & Nowhere.  DD, Tampa

 

Forget mentioning you in the same sentence as Debbie Harry, you deserve your her own sentence. Keep feeling the love and keep writing...Downloaded Uncharted Territory yesterday, as I sit here this morning I'm playing it for about the 32 time!!! Once again you have cleared an ever rising bar with ease.

Delivering her unique style via The Smiths and The Jam, on Little wars and Elvis Costello on Real. Uncharted Territory is just a fantastic listen, people owe it to their ears to hear this record, I listened to 85th and no where a couple of times last night while i was working on a few bits, it melted its way in to my dreams. You were being inducted into the Rock n' roll hall of fame, you did Nevermind, then Please with Iggy Pop along side you on Vocals. needless to say it was a very cool dream with a kick arse sound track! With Admiration  GG, Liverpool

 

I was listening to Sandy Denny.  A wonderful singer like you. You deserve to be recognized  JB, Devon UK

 

As the long lost Richey Edwards once wrote 'all we want from you are the kicks you've given us' The 'kicks' are the great songs you bring us - and all we want from you is more of the same. Uncharted Territory fits that category, thank you. Don't go changing. Purrrr  BA, Europe

 

Loving the music I purchased  Michele! Keep up the incredible work! RH, New York

 

I cannot get Uncharted Territory out of my head! I totally love it. If the number of times I've hummed it is any measure of success, this one is a complete winner! PB, Detroit

 

Wonderful music! QP, NY

 

 

It's great to know we've still got rock solid emerging singer/songwriters out there like you! (As opposed to the 'manufactured' talents that seem to get so much air time, living almost totally on auto-tune and a big PR machine) You're a gem with a VERY bright future ahead of you! No question about it!  PS, Kentucky

 

 

I am very impressed ...love Uncharted Territory, and waking up listening to 6am (mal apropos)!!!  I love your style. I know you have been through alot on you journey. Great job Michele!   TM, Louisiana

 

What a great new song! High energy, superb production and yet still has Michele's own brand of poetry intact. It'll make a terrific opener for your next record. (I'm old so I can still call it a record.) Way to go, kiddo!  BR, Tampa

 

Xoxo luv u. VG, Cali

 

I've got to tell you that you've got an awesome voice. It is beautiful. Sometimes you look like an angel singing. JR, Spain

 

 

You definitely do things your way.  Very powerful and what a great voice! Lots of 'fu' in your songs but yet still somehow positive. WK, Canada

 

I think your music is amazing. 85th and Nowhere is an incredible album. I cant begin to tell you how much I like it! Would love to see one of your live shows one day. Take care and have a good one. DP, Texas

 

I heard and love your song "Nevermind." I love it! I'm a fan now .  Ray, LA

 

Your music makes me feel connected. I find it easy to get into your messages, feel real love and empathize with each story on a deep emotional level. LO, Charlotte, NC


 

I've got to tell you that you've got an awesome voice. It is beautiful. Sometimes you look like an angel singing. JR, Spain


 

Love this! Can't wait to hear more! CH, Nashville

 

Your music makes me think of something that I might have heard coming from Club 57 on St. Marks Street in the East Village on a spring night in 1984. I would of course then be drawn into the club and be entranced. SR, NYC


 

What a great new song! High energy, superb production and yet still has Michele's own brand of poetry intact. It'll make a terrific opener for your next record. (I'm old so I can still call it a record.) Way to go, kiddo!  Effervescent indie pop-punk decadence with a gloriously home-grown DIY sparcity. Michele Ari is constrained only by the shackles of a tight budget. If she was given just a fraction of the cash that's chucked at unimaginative slabs of marketing garnish like Lady Ga Ga she'd quite possibly deliver a fantastic specimen of an album - with world gripping freshness included. To ignore people like Michele in favour of hyperbolic nonsense makers is a deep psychological bruise on the ass of America's music scene. BT, England

 

Wow. Freakin' amazing, girl. Love all of this. The site and especially the tunes! Glad to see you have a great product out there. Best of luck (not that you need it with that talent, JW, Nashville

 

I cannot get Uncharted Territory out of my head! I totally love it. If the number of times I've hummed it is any measure of success, this one is a complete winner! PB, Detroit

 

Great music. You rock. Ur destined for great things.  JT, Brooklyn

This a must have for every collection awesome talented and soulful. David

 

It's great to know we've still got rock solid emerging singer/songwriters out there like you!  (As opposed to the 'manufactured' talents that seem to get so much air time, living almost totally on auto-tune and a big PR machine.)  You're a gem with a VERY bright future ahead of you! No question about it!  PS, Cincinnati


I had the pleasure of being around Michele as she nurtured this project and followed through until it was available to the world. But I write as a fan, not as a performer... 

Michele is a very versatile writer, but on this album the focus is very cerebral, earthy, indie rock, thoughtful songwriter friendly. I know it's been said in reviews, but I will say it again. Michele is much more in tune with the classics of yesterday: Natalie Merchant, Stevie Nicks, even Nico sometimes...than with the dull product that's out today. That's a good thing. There's an earthy genuine feel to all these songs.

One of the best positive aspects of this album is the versatility in the songs. Each track has its own mood/feel. One song will have you rockin', then the next almost has a Stevie Nicks "Leather and Lace" feel to it. "Pretty" is a slow burning bluesy number.

The best performers/artists are people who aren't afraid to be flawed sometimes. The singers who aren't afraid to go off pitch in order to capture a moment. Kim Carnes herself said it's the "rough edges" that make true art, and truly moving music. On this album, Michele offers a nice balance between refined craft with some genuine grit still intact. And that's essential. Buy this CD.  Jeremy Gloff, Tampa

 

This CD was enlightening and entertaining. I could hear the experiences of the past resonating through every note. I would recommend it to everyone I know. Kim, Michigan

 

At least once a month I have Michele Ari day and listen to her over and over again. To say that Michele Ari wails is understatement. To say that she rocks would simply be not enough. How can I convey the essence of Michele's voice, work, words, music in this small box? Michele' voice is majestic and gripping. Her music and lyrics weave you into her clutches forever to be a fan - Larry, Clearwater, Fl. 

 

The music you'll find here is a rare find - gutsy, hip, folky, haunting, bittersweet and refreshing. A real gem on the album for me was "1,000 Kisses" a song which was at once light and whimsical while deep and soulful, with an overall sense of playfulness and experience. It's one of those songs you want to listen to over and over again, each time shedding another layer of smiles and sighs. Try listening to it just once and you'll see what I mean.- Victor, Los Angeles

 

Michele Ari's music is fresh and captivating, while calling upon some of the most sonically pleasing elements of rock and roll's past. Her work draws inspiration from the sweet, impeccable melodies of 60s pop, as well as the left-of-center, intelligent writing and sounds of new wave and early alternative rock. In the same vein of pioneers such as Debbie Harry and Ronnie Spector, Michele can deliver an unforgettable melody and compelling lyrics, all the while looking too cool to care in a pair of black boots.

Her debut release, "85th and Nowhere," goes down like sugar and leaves its listener hungry for more. Her vocals are relaxed and unpretentious, exuding ten times more emotion and fragility than any of mainstream radio's current pop crazes. The smoky, sexy "My Sleeping Beauty," and the jangling, pretty pop gem "Please" start the disc with a bang. The title track and "Nevermind" are a bit more straightforward and aggressive, setting off the dreamier numbers nicely. "Pretty" has an epic, almost paranoid feel, and is entirely captivating. The sweet, vulnerable "1000 Kisses" is immediately irresistible and serves as a pleasant closer. The album as a whole reveals an artist with true knowledge and respect for those who came before her, and who has one main concern -- bringing inspired new music into the world. Frank, Chicago

 

I wish I hadn't put off buying this CD as long as I did. I deprived myself of some excellent music and incredible talent. If you were to put Stevie Nicks, Deborah Harry, Patti Smith, and some R.E.M. DNA into a gene-splicer, Michele would be the love child that'd pop out, owning only the best qualities of all the donors. This woman knows how to take you down a blues road, turn a ballad corner, then take off on a classic rock freeway. She really DOES "get it" when it comes to writing intelligent, sensitive, and infectiously hummable songs.

Do yourselves a favor. BUY THIS CD! No matter what genre of music you lean toward, you'll appreciate if not love this addition to you collection. Lovok

                           

What do you do when you gave your \"85th And Nowhere\" to Debbie Harry at a concert? Simple: you support the artist (and your deprived ears) and get another copy! This CD is worth repeated listenings, and we (meaning I, other fans, and the public at large) need to hear more of Michele. As for a review, my original one is under \"Lovok\". Bottom line, this CD is worthy of a repeat purchase. -Roger

 

What an awesome refreshing cd. Drawing from a list of influences that include Joni Mitchell, Patti Smith, The Church, The Turtles, The Ronettes and plenty more this cd sounds very emotional and unique. The lyrics hit right to the bone.

Some of the songs seem to be about fallen friends or failed relationships and Michele comes out on top watching from a distance. My Sleeping Beauty has some great guitar work, the keyboards and strong beat of Please will keep in your head for days.

Michele mixes styles up a bit with great success Pretty is slow and bluesy. the cd ends on a positive note 1000 kisses the only song she had a co-writer on. Its slower, optimistic and more acoustic based.

The cd leaves you hungry for more and Michele is currently in Atlanta working on new material and getting her new band together. I look forward to the next release. Steven

 

Michele Ari's album 85th and nowhere is a fine collection of original tunes for the discerning consumer of music.Michele has proved with this album that the art of writing good songs is alive and well and for the time being, living in Florida.Expect to hear a lot more from Michele in the near future. Julie, England

 

Michele Ari is a gifted artist and her latest release is a short yet sweet ep that should win her many new fans. 6 am is a depiction of a one-night stand that sees her chant to a Blondie-like tune. Ari’s vocal is sweet but has an edge here. Atom Bombs is an appealing song with Ari’s singing at its best. The rockin’ tune is a bit like the Pretenders at their best. Don’t Go is a tough, seemingly poppy track with Ari at her most confident and sweet. Her ep’s a real treat and hopefully she’ll make a longer record soon. Anna, Sweden (one of many reviewers who also bought music!!)

 

All the things you love, from another view.                

This is the first album in a long time that made me want to listen to it again and again! like a to new friend with a fresh look on the things you love. Jangly guitar, understatedly bass driven with a vocal that's so nearly Deborah Harry yet not far from Chrissy Hynde,while not trying to be either, this album has so much more than "Pretty", the only let down for me was the backing on "Please" isn't Iggy Pop! To quote a line from the closing track "1'000 Kisses "this could be something", something more than an album worth a listen! Gary Green, England

 

100% of listeners can't be wrong.                                        

Mix the best bits of Maria McKee and Kasey Chambers, add a dash of Chrissie Hynde, and then garnish with a sprinkle of Debbie Harry, and you've got the voice of Michele Ari.

Already making waves, having won Moray Firth Radio's 'Shandy Showcase' with 100% of the listener vote (yes, that's right - EVERYONE who voted that night voted for Michele), 85th And Nowhere will, if there's any justice in the world, be one of those albums that end up being sold on ebay in years to come for the price of a small African village, because if there's any justice in the world, Michele Ari's name will be one you'll hear a lot of.

Musically, the title track and Please both bring back memories of REM when they were good (remember that?), while Pretty wouldn't be out of place on any of the established 'classics' of the rock canon. As for 1000 Kisses, the fact that Michele hasn't yet had her door beaten down by someone from Hollywood, desperate to include the song on their latest rom-com soundtrack, proves once and for all that the movie industry really is full of people with no sense and no ears.

Lyrically, the album varies between beautiful poetry and every day universal themes (is there anyone out there who can't identify with the story behind Nevermind's 'Woke up in last night's make-up, wearing last night's dress'?), and it's this combination of the lyrics, the musicianship, and, most of all, the voice, that makes 85th And Nowhere a joy to listen to.

The most remarkable thing about the CD is the songs that AREN'T on it. Anyone who's regularly visited Michele's Myspace page over the past year or so will have heard songs that are easily the equal of any of those that made the final cut, which other artists would have earmarked as singles. Michele Ari merely leaves them to one side and teases us with them.

My only complaint about the album would be that it's too short. I want more!

Always leave them wanting more, they say.

Beat the rush and get in now before she's huge, I say. David, England

Awesome!!!!                          

I think this is very tasteful music!! I am very impressed, and will hopefully be able to see Michele Ari perform in person soon. I love her style, it's a sound that attracts people from all walks of life, all ages. Tammy

As the long lost Richey Edwards once wrote 'all we want from you are the kicks you've given us' The 'kicks' are the great songs you bring us - and all we want from you is more of the same. Uncharted Territory fits that category, thank you. Don't go changing. Purrrr - BA, UK

Down loaded uncharted territory yesterday, as i sit here this morning I'm playing it for about the 32 time!!! once again Michele has cleared a ever rising bar with ease. Delivering her unique style via The Smiths and The Jam, on Little wars and Elivs Costello on Real. Uncharted Territory is just a fantastic listen, you owe it to your ears to hear this record -GG, UK

And then from GG as well!

I listened to 85th and no where a couple of times last night while i was working on a few bits, it melted its way in to my dreams. You were being inducted into the Rock n' roll hall of fame, you did Nevermind, then Please with Iggy Pop along side you on Vocals. needless to say it was a very cool dream with a kick arse sound track!

Loving the music I purchased on your website, Michele! Keep up the incredible work! RH, NY

Can’t wait to meet in person one day. All the best! ❤️🐧 WG

I was listening to Sandy Denny. Do you know her stuff? A wonderful singer like you. You deserve to be recognized. JB, UK

Hi Michele! Just writing to say that I think your music is amazing. 85th and Nowhere is an incredible album. I cant begin to tell you how much I like it! Would love to see one of your live shows one day. Take care and have a good one. DP, Texas

I heard and love your song "Nevermind." I love it! I'm a fan now. Ray, LA

Love this! Can't wait to hear more! 

 

Hi everyone, i just wanted to leave a post about my friend Michele. I am very impressed with her work...love uncharted territory, and wake up listening to 6am (mal apropos)!!! i not only greatly enjoy her music, but on a more personal level I enjoy interacting with her, listening to her viewpoints,and i love her style. She has been through alot on her journey, i hope she has smoother roads ahead...great job michele. TM, Texas

What a great new song! High energy, superb production and yet still has Michele's own brand of poetry intact. It'll make a terrific opener for your next record. (I'm old so I can still call it a record.) Way to go, kiddo! BR, Tampa

Effervescent indie pop-punk decadence with a gloriously home-grown DIY sparsity. Michele Ari is constrained only by the shackles of a tight budget. If she was given just a fraction of the cash that's chucked at unimaginative slabs of marketing garnish like Lady Ga Ga she'd quite possibly deliver a fantastic specimen of an album - with world gripping freshness included. To ignore people like Michele in favour of hyperbolic nonsense makers is a deep psychological bruise on the ass of America's music scene. AB, Scotland

Wow. Freakin' amazing, girl. Love all of this. The site and especially the tunes! Glad to see you have a great product out there. Best of luck (not that you need it with that talent JW,, Nashville

 

Hey Michele...Great music. You rock. Ur destined for great things.  JT, NYC

 

Love the new music and always knew you would make it. Keep your spirits high and thank you for such enjoyable music. CM, Michigan


 

 

 

 

 

 



 

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