one of the godfathers of ambient music, has often said that ambient
music stresses sound
Lynch played ambient music before
it was even hip . By fusing the multi-layered
instrumentation of symphonic music with the dynamics of the electric
keyboard, Ray Lynch constructed an innovative and unparalleled ambient
style. Ray Lynch was also one of the first serious ambient artists
with a classical background that embraced the new musical technologies
for writing ambient music. He's an ambient artist with class (and
classical background ). Ray embraced the newly emerging musical technologies
early on, and pioneered their application in combination with a full
range of acoustic instruments. The result -- highly emotional musical
recordings that integrate highly textured, feeling soundscapes
that capture the listener's heart.
is the communication of deep and profound feeling, at once sensual
and transcendent, that lies at the heart of Ray Lynch's musical sensibility.
His compositions proceed with elegance and balance, structured in
the classical sense rather than improvised. And yet Ray freely experiments
with unconventional electronic sound samples and ambient textures
and tonalities, which he combines with his unique mix of superbly
recorded acoustic and electronic instruments.
is a meticulous craftsman who polishes and refines each musical phrase,
every voicing and every nuance, separately recording and thoughtfully
comparing alternate phrasings and structures, and always insisting
on the highest standards of quality. He spends long hours in the studio
perfecting each piece of music he creates. For example, The
True Spirit of Mom & Dad on
Thing required eight months to complete
-- more than 1200 hours in the studio!
many ambient albums can claim that they have sold over 168,000 copies,
but Ray Lynch's first commercially released album has as Ray first
experiments with electronic ambience. Soft Tibetan bells are accented
by rich, evocative strings that are full of rich, sensual melodies.
The mood is meditative and soothing, with heightened tonal space.
Promoted by word-of-mouth-alone, this ambient album became an underground
success. With sales in excess of 168,000 abums it is still widely
used for meditation, relaxation, and all healing therapies. Also features
flute, piano, guitar, recorders, cello, and electronic keyboards.
On his influence by fellow electronic-ambience artist, Brian Eno,
ambient music at its best. Apparently many thought so, as
was also New Age music's first Independently released Gold album.
(It would later go Platinum.) This album is, in every sense, a
classic of ambient music. Even if you don't recognize the name,
you've probably heard music from THE classic Ray Lynch album.
It's exuberant and uplifting, rich with romantic, melodic themes
and playful arrangements It has since sold in excess of 1,256,000
albums. Features viola, piano, guitar, flute, and electronic keyboards.
Like every artist of electronica, Ray delights in the discovery
of new technological possibilities for ambient music wizardry,
and Deep Breakfast
reflected his enthusiasm:
Ray's use of synthesizers
in The Oh of Pleasure
represented a breakthrough in the history
of ambient music. You probably will recognize Celestial
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Ray's most recent
album. Here you'll find nine truly great (and digitally remastered!)
pieces from Ray's prior four albums, plus two exquisite, new
masterpieces of electronica, " Ralph's
Rhapsody " and "
The Music of What Happens
Lynch Best Of is included
in Express.com's Top Ten New Age albums of all time:
Each composition begins with
clear, evocative melodies that gradually unfold, revealing a wide range
of strength and beauty. No Blue Thing
is an uplifting and moving musical odyssey,
whose motif is neo-classical ambience, and whose theme is the play between
masculine and feminine elements. This upbeat ambient album has sold
in excess of 374,000 albums. This album jumped quickly onto Billboard's
New Age Chart, stayed there for 122 weeks and won its award for New
Age Album of the Year in 1989. That same year, and again in 1990, Ray
won Billboard's Award for New Age Artist of the Year. Features guitar,
violin, flute, viola, oboe, cello, English horn, and electronic keyboards.
Ever wonder what an electronic-ambient
symphony might sound like? Find out by listening to The
True Spirit of Mom & Dad, the
climax of the album.
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