Latest News from Southern View Sound & Music


Serenity Magazine Feature

SVS+M getting underway

By Paul Vastola - November 19, 2016

I'm proud to have been featured in September 2016's "On That Note" the wonderful feature on Evergreen/Conifer area musical people. Corey Colombin wrote a 2 page description of me (Paul) and the services I will be providing to the foothills musical community. I have received many great compliments from Senerity readers. Corey really captured what Southernview Sound and Music's vision is.  I hope you get a chance to see it.

"The Wisdom of My Shadow"

BREAKING NEWS!! (I've always wanted to say that...) "The Wisdom of My Shadow" has been accepted in TWO ADDITIONAL categories on the first round ballot for the 59th Grammy® Awards!! Best Engineered Album - Non-Classical, AND Best Instrumental Composition (for my piece, "The Dragon Within!!") Congratulations to my sound engineer, Paul Vastola and to Al Jewer & Andy Mitran at Mitran Mitran Studios!!

Robots Among Humans

E P release

By Paul Vastola - September 19, 2016

                                              Robots Among Humans
I’m thrilled to announce the release of the long awaited E P “High on Sounds and Science” that we finished in mid 2016 at Rocky Mountain Recorders, Denver. The electro alt pop music features vocalist Rebecca Henry and guitarist Danyl Gee. The songs and the band are unique and powerful. You can learn more about the band at  Check them out!

Lisa Downing now #4 on Zone Music Reporter

Wisdom of My Shadow on the move again

By Paul Vastola - September 1, 2016

The joint solo piano project between Paul and Lisa Downing "Wisdom of My Shadow" has hit the Zone music reporter top 100 list at #4 for "spins" or plays among new age music radio stations. The album was only released in July and has already had great reviews. Additionally, the entire album has been added to Pandora radio. Lisa is pleased and surprised by the popularity of the album. Her composing and playing are in a class or their own. Check her out!

Lisa Downing #5 on Billboard

Wisdom of My Shadow

By Paul Vastola - August 5, 2016

              Lisa Downing’s “Wisdom of My Shadow” shoots up Billboard Chart
The latest collaboration between Paul Vastola and Colorado’s own world renowned piano artist Lisa Downing debuted on July 25, 2016 at her CD release event at Denver’s Classic Pianos. Sales of the album began at that event and in just 2 weeks, the album reached #5 on Billboard’s New Age music chart! The reviews of the album have been absolutely stellar! Lisa’s recordings have been frequent inclusions in the Billboard New Age music charts.  One of her works is included on “The Best of Reviews New Age Piano” album. This is the 3rd joint recording project that teamed Paul Vastola’s recording and production skills with Lisa’s unique and stunning piano performances. Her “Christmas for Two” and “A Delicate Balance” also received similar rave reviews upon their release. Learn more at about her entire catalog at Southern View Sound and Music is proud to be associated with Lisa’s success.