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 rock, pop, electronic and classical - intelligent, imaginative, thought-provoking…where music meets science meets art.
Being totally independent, the music is from me, heart and mind, creating a place where music meets science and art, where the listener can be immersed in sound and story.
Albums: Probabilty Wave (2015) - Of Stars (2016) - Empire (2017 release date TBA)
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.
Sculpture: ‘Pair of Walking Figures-Jubilee’ by Lynn Chadwick.
Photography and artwork: Ray Nelson
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?
Electronica - intelligent, imaginative, thought-provoking.
Artwork: Ray Nelson
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, OMD, Rush, Vangelis, Japan, Tom Waits, Bach, Mozart, The Jam, Nine Inch Nails…
Banner image: NGC602 & Beyond. Credit: NASA, ESA & the Hubble Heritage Team (STScl/Aura) - ESA/Hubble Collaboration