the pioneer of techno Electronica,
played techno 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 techno style. With sales in excess
of 2 million albums, Lynch is one of the pioneers of the techno
music world. While some have referred to Ray's music using such
terms as "techno-ambient" and "techno-pop",
Ray defies categorization, but limiting Lynch to a single category
may be a mistake. Over the past fifteen years the classically trained,
multi-talented musician has crafted a sound and style that transcend
the narrow limits of the techno genre. A classically trained guitarist
and lutenist, Ray Lynch was also one of the first serious techno
artists -- one might say, a techno artist with class (and classical
training) -- embracing early on new musical technologies, and pioneering
their application in combination with a full range of acoustic instruments,
to create melodic, highly emotional musical recordings.
Three time Billboard
winner Ray Lynch comments on techno electronica:
"The technological changes
in the mid-80's so increased in velocity and scope that they became
as much of a burden as a boon. The appearance of Midi, powerful
digital audio, etc., etc., all promised "unlimited possibilities"
for the composer. The steep learning curve required to use such
technologies was ignored, as was the fact that "unlimited
possibilities" is the worst thing an artist can be faced
with if he or she wants to get any real work done. Despite the
frustration and wasted time, exciting things were happening, and
the expanded technological means at my disposal reinforced the
desire I already felt to "stretch" musically and not
simply repeat what had proved to be successful".
Ray is a meticulous techno-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 " No Blue Thing
" required eight months to complete
-- more than 1200 hours in the studio!
Though he's one of the most influential
artists in "new-age pop" and adult-alternative circles,
Lynch has extensive formal music training. . . . Growing numbers
of listeners seem attracted to his vibrant electronic textures
and heartrending melodies.
Linda Kohanov, All