Ray creates concept albums, self-contained works that are meant to be listened to as a whole, rather than dropping in on individual tracks.  That said, if, after listening you end up with a favourite track then hey…listen away!

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Music for Film

All tracks written, arranged and recorded by Ray Nelson.

A more classical feel than previous album releases.  Fully textured and rich with synthesiser backdrops and leads for a true alternative album.

Photography and artwork: Ray Nelson

Background: ‘Deep Field’ (NASA / Hubble)


All tracks written, arranged and recorded by Ray Nelson.

Empire 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 banks. 

Progressive Electronica.




Photography and artwork: Ray Nelson

Of Stars

All tracks written, arranged and recorded by Ray Nelson 

(Do Not Go Gentle: words 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 individuals, but also 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

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?


Where music, meets science, meets art.

Artwork: Ray Nelson

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© Ray Nelson 2017