About

Ray Nelson

Independent musician, composer and producer of original electronica material.

Taught classical piano and theory and playing for many years either on bass or keyboards. Now focusing on the production of original music.  An alternative blend of progressive rock, pop, electronic and classical - intelligent, imaginative, thought-provoking.

Being totally independent, the music is from me, heart and mind, creating a place where music meets science and art, where the listener is immersed in sound and story.


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

Select your album choice from the left, then choose your track from the right.  The selected track will start to play automatically after a few seconds of loading from player host, CD BABY.

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

This album is loosely based on the book ‘Flash Boys’ by Michael Lewis (The Big Short, Moneyball), which provides an insight into the inner workings of Wall Street, the banks, exchanges and data centres, as well as the lengths these kinds of corporations go to, to secure additional profit at the expense of others.   No one wins it seems except the banks...the markets are rigged.  In the midst of what seems like total, unseen, unknown corruption, one capitalist in the midst of it all, finally figures out why the market on his screens, are not what they seem…and sets upon a quest to put things right and restore some trust back into the system.

Progressive Electronica - intelligent, imaginative, thought-provoking.

Photography and artwork: Ray Nelson

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

(Do Not Go Gentle: Words by Dylan Thomas)

Navigating through such concepts as contemplation, our place in the universe, betrayal, tribulation, life, love, death, risk and eventual success with our failures littering the path behind us.  Alternative, thematic and cinematic in it's scope, Of Stars attempts to span all aspects of humanity, including the need for us to take risks, to risk failure in an attempt to improve ourselves as a species...we must learn from our mistakes in order to survive.  

Source of main image 'NGC 602 and Beyond’:  NASAESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) - ESA/Hubble Collaboration

Sculpture: ‘Pair of Walking Figures-Jubilee’ by Lynn Chadwick.   

Photography and artwork: Ray Nelson

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

(Prelude: J.S. Bach)

Probability Wave is an instrumental concept album that portrays human existence, from experiencing the pressures of life, the highs and lows, into calm reflective periods and further still into triumphant returns.  The album concludes with humanity coming to terms with it’s lonely isolation in a cold and uncaring universe and starts to value its humanity, intelligence, scientific discoveries and progress, its movement out of dark ages as unique and as such, of enormous value and worthy of protection at any cost.  After decades of searching for interstellar intelligence, an answer eventually comes our way……will there be anyone there to hear it?

Progressive Electronica - intelligent, imaginative, thought-provoking.

Artwork: Ray Nelson

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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...

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