Michéal Castaldo Releases “Aceto” as a High-Resolution Digital Album in Celebration of Its 5th Anniversary

Jul 25, 2015 920

Award-winning songwriter, producer, and recording artist Michéal Castaldo announces the Fifth Anniversary release of Aceto as a high-resolution digital album. With the growing popularity of online streaming sites, high-resolution audio for music is able to deliver sound that is exceptionally better than standard CDs and MP3s.

Every sound created in the recording studio will be pristinely delivered to the listening audience in celebration of this beautifully inspirational album. It will be available on iTunes, Pono, Tidal, Amazon Music, and Spotify on August 18, 2015.


Aceto, which honors the artist's late father Pasquale, includes the 14 classic and two original Italian songs from the original CD whose themes evoke feelings of grace, healing, remembrance, and hope, plus six bonus tracks for a total of 22 songs. "The Aceto recordings offer elegant harmonic structures and flowing melodic lines," said Castaldo. "I chose them because they helped me heal and hope that they will put listeners in an introspective mood."


Castaldo collaborated with award-winning producers, musicians, and engineers Stein B. Svendsen, Isaac Raz, Chris Tedesco, Alex Alexander, Joe Mowatt, Jeff Carney, John Kiehl, Ric Schupp, and Jim Papoulis to make Aceto an outstanding collection of creative, innovative sounds and talent.


Some of the songs on the Aceto album are ones that have been heard before, but most were never performed in Italian before Michéal sang them. Unlike his peers who simply translate songs, Castaldo takes a different approach to his music. For Aceto, he carefully chose 14 classic songs that have withstood the test of time across many cultures and put his own creative spin on them to produce old songs with a fresh, new sound. The Aceto song list includes one originally written in 1779, which sounds like no rendition of this classic ever produced before. The high resolution audio simply takes Castaldo's music to another level of listening pleasure.


Michéal has received very positive feedback from colleagues in the music industry on his original creation, "Io Credo," and even turned down some major artists who wanted to buy the song to perform themselves.


Castaldo is an Italian-born Canadian and New York City resident who has been involved in music from an early age. He is an award-winning songwriter, producer, recording artist, and entrepreneur who graduated from the world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston. Castaldo's mentor was himself a protégé of the famed Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso. He has also been a producer and songwriter for José Feliciano and well-known artist Martha Wash.
He's sings everything from jazz, light Italian opera, Neapolitan songs, and pop standards. Castaldo has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, The Manhattan Center, The Rainbow Room, JVC Jazz Festival, and Shea Stadium. He has appeared before fans in countries as diverse as Japan, Poland, Norway, England, Taiwan, and Italy.


Castaldo is the founder and record label executive at Majestic Castle Music - Vital Records in New York City. He is also the founder of the New York City Olive Oil Coop and La Dolce Vita Foundation. For more information, visit www.MichealCastaldo.com.

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