Ray Lynch, the pioneer of Electronica, played electronic 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 style in electronic music. Ray Lynch was also one of the first serious electronic artists with a classical background that embraced the new musical technologies.
classic. 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 electronic playful arrangements. With sales in excess of
l, 256,000 albums worldwide, Deep
the best in electronic music. Features viola, piano, guitar, flute,
and electronic keyboards. Like every artist of Electronica, Ray delights
in the discovery of new technological possibilities for electronic music
wizardry, and Deep
his enthusiasm. The fact that this album is certified Platinum by the
R.I.A.A. reflects the pleasure of its listeners.
comments: " DEEP
BREAKFAST (1984) was possible because
I had already done 'THE SKY OF
MIND ', and
new technological tools had become available.
part of my character had been summarized and expressed in the previous
work and I was ready to do something different - something more energetic
and less "controlled." I didn't "plan" or prefigure
the album as a whole (I never do this). I simply started writing pieces
which were interesting or moving or fun, or any combination of the above,
and when I had enough pieces I spent a fair amount of time sequencing
them until they seemed to work together. Technology played a significant
role in this album: I had acquired an affordable 16 track tape recorder
(so that I could work and record in my "home" studio) and,
equally important, a Yamaha DX7 synthesizer which, when combined with
the Korg Polysix and Arp Odyssey I already had, gave me the variety
of sounds needed for a predominantly "electronic album." I
had wanted tools like these for 15-20 years and the exuberance I felt
from their acquisition spilled into the music I was creating."
use of synthesizers in " The Oh
of Pleasure " represented a breakthrough
in the history of electronica. You probably will recognize "
Celestial Soda Pop."
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
" Ray 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 electronic
musical odyssey whose theme is the play between masculine and feminine
elements, and the emotional beauty of the music is truly uplifting.
With sales in excess of 374,000 albums this is electronic music
at it's best. 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
free electronic music