About

Ray Nelson, independent musician, composer and producer of original modern ambient, instrumental electro compositions.

Ray had an early introduction to music, learning the piano throughout his early years. It was this, then playing bass and keyboards in various local bands, a healthy eclectic diet of music, 'The Old Grey Whistle Test’ along with technological developments, that helped Ray to eventually forge his own musical path through to composition and recording.

Today Ray Nelson continues to work as a composer and producer from his home studio in Lincolnshire UK, producing under his own label The O Studio.  Ray produces instrumentals that are an alternative blend of progressive rock, pop, electronic, modern classical and ambient.  Encompassing in their soundscapes, rhythms and melodic meanderings - intelligent, imaginative, thought-provoking,  creating a place where music, meets science, meets art...where the listener is immersed in sound and story.

Following on from his first solo album ‘Probability Wave’ in 2014, Ray went on to produce again with ‘Of Stars’ in 2016 and again in 2017 with ‘Empire’.  

Ray is currently working on his fourth album ‘Music for Film’.

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Albums:    Probabilty Wave (2015) -  Of Stars (2016)  -  Empire (2017)

Singles:    Arturian Sun (2017)

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Sélectionnez votre album de choix à partir de la gauche, puis choisissez votre piste à partir de la droite et la piste commence à charger et à jouer. Patientez quelques secondes pour chaque piste à charger lorsque le lecteur ci-dessus est hébergé chez CD Baby.   Wähle dein Album von der Wahl von links, dann wähle deinen Track von rechts und der Track beginnt zu laden und zu spielen. Bitte warten Sie ein paar Sekunden, bis jeder Track geladen wird, da der Spieler oben bei CD Baby gehostet wird.   Seleziona l'album in uso a sinistra, quindi scegli la tua traccia da destra e la traccia inizierà a caricare e giocare. Si prega di attendere alcuni secondi per ogni traccia da caricare come il giocatore di cui sopra è ospitato al CD Baby.   Selecteer uw gewenste album van links, kies dan uw track van rechts en het nummer begint te laden en afspelen. Wacht even een paar seconden voor elke track die moet worden geladen, aangezien de speler hierboven op CD Baby wordt gehost.   Vælg dit valgte album fra venstre, vælg derefter dit spor fra højre og sporet begynder at indlæse og afspille. Vent et par sekunder for hvert spor at indlæse, da afspilleren ovenfor er hostet på CD Baby.   由於上述播放器位於CD Baby,所以請稍等片刻加載。從左側選擇您選擇的相冊,然後從右側選擇您的曲目,曲目將開始加載和播放。  上記のプレーヤーがCD Babyでホストされているため、各トラックがロードされるまで数秒待ってください。左から選択したアルバムを選択し、右からあなたのトラックを選ぶと、トラックが読み込まれて再生されます。  Seleziona l'album in uso a sinistra, quindi scegli la tua traccia da destra e la traccia inizierà a caricare e giocare. Si prega di attendere alcuni secondi per ogni traccia da caricare come il giocatore di cui sopra è ospitato al CD Baby.   Επιλέξτε το άλμπουμ επιλογής σας από τα αριστερά και στη συνέχεια επιλέξτε το κομμάτι από τα δεξιά και το κομμάτι θα αρχίσει να φορτώνεται και να αναπαράγεται. Περιμένετε μερικά δευτερόλεπτα για να φορτώσετε κάθε κομμάτι, καθώς ο παίκτης που βρίσκεται παραπάνω φιλοξενείται στο CD Baby.   Velg ditt eget album fra venstre, velg deretter sporet fra høyre og sporet begynner å laste og spille. Vennligst vent noen sekunder for hvert spor å laste som spilleren over er hostet på CD Baby.   Välj ditt eget album från vänster, välj sedan ditt spår från höger och spåret börjar ladda och spela. Vänta några sekunder för varje spår att ladda när spelaren ovan är värd på CD Baby.   Seleccione su álbum de la opción de la izquierda, después elija su pista de la derecha y la pista comenzará a cargar y jugar. Espere unos segundos para que cada pista se cargue, ya que el reproductor de arriba está alojado en CD Baby.   Seleccioneu l'àlbum d'elecció des de l'esquerra, a continuació, escolliu la pista de la dreta i la pista començarà a carregar i reproduir. Si us plau, espereu uns segons de cada pista per carregar com el jugador anterior està allotjat en CD Baby.   Vyberte své volby zleva a vyberte skladbu napravo a začne se nahrávat a přehrávat. Počkejte prosím několik vteřin, než se nahraje každá skladba, protože přehrávač je umístěn na CD Baby. 

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Arturian Sun: Written, arranged and recorded by Ray Nelson.

A track devoid of complexity in order to focus on the simple, sometimes dark and emotional content and feeling produced by the music.

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Empire: All tracks written, arranged and recorded by Ray Nelson.

Concept album loosely based on the book ‘Flash Boys’ by Michael Lewis (The Big Short, Moneyball).

Progressive Electronica - intelligent, imaginative, thought-provoking.

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Of Stars: All tracks written, arranged and recorded by Ray Nelson.

(Do Not Go Gentle: Words by Dylan Thomas)

Alternative, thematic and cinematic in it's scope, Of Stars highlights the need for us to take risks, to risk failure in an attempt to improve ourselves individually and as a species.

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Probability Wave: All tracks written, arranged and recorded by Ray Nelson.

(Prelude: J.S. Bach)

Progressive Electronica - intelligent, imaginative, thought-provoking.

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Influential musical styles:  Rock, Progressive, Punk, R&B (trad.), Classical, Jazz, Ambient, Soundtracks etc.  

Influential artists: To name but a few and in no particular order...David Bowie, Mike Oldfield, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Genesis, Gary Numan, It Bites, Rush, Vangelis,  Japan, Tom Waits, Bach, Mozart, The Jam, Nine Inch Nails/Trent Reznor, Philip Glass...

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