QuietMelodies is now open!

15 06 2009

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As many of you might already know, the new portal is finally open!!!!!  I am so sorry that it has taken so long to happen, but I do hope you find it worth the wait.  Some of the new features you will be able to enjoy are being able to message any member & being able to post your own favorites.  There will also be a forum added so that requests and such can be made there.  Eventually hope to in essence mirror this blog there and of course have new content available.  The new music available should be substantially more than here as there will be multiple people posting =-).  Please stop by and join your NEW home for QuietMusic – www.quietmelodies.com!

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Ray Lynch – Deep Breakfast

24 04 2009

600x6001Ray Lynch – Deep Breakfast
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 39:59 min | 1984 | 151 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Even if you don’t recognize the name, you’ve probably heard music from THE classic Ray Lynch album. It’s playful and uplifting, rich with romantic, melodic themes and playful arrangements. This is the first independently produced album to be certified Platinum by the R.I.A.A. Ray and Kathleen had sold over 50,000 copies of Deep Breakfast from their little apartment in 1984. Includes the popular Celestial Soda Pop; with  The Oh of Pleasure, recently included in the highly popular video game, Grand Theft Auto IV. Viola, piano, guitar, flute, and keyboards.

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Ray Lynch – The Sky Of Mind

24 04 2009

600x600Ray Lynch – The Sky Of Mind
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 45:27 min | 1983 | 115 MB | 10% Recovery Record

The Sky of Mind was created after I realized that there was a small (but robust and growing) alternative market for something called “new age” music. I wasn’t sure what that was, but  SKY  seemed to fit in okay. Aside from the fairly obvious “classical” connections, this album was influenced to some extent by the ambient music which began to appear in the late 70’s (especially Brian Eno’s work). I also drew on much of the music which I had originally created for the devotional culture which had formed around Samraj Adi Da during the 70’s. Of my five albums,  SKY  probably fits most comfortably into the assumptions that are made about so-called “new age” music. However, I think that those who respond to it do so not because it is “laid back” or “meditative”, but rather because they can feel both the devotional and the melancholy qualities that were so much a part of my life at this time.

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Ray Lynch – Nothing Above My Shoulders But The Evening

24 04 2009

cover13Ray Lynch – Nothing Above My Shoulders But The Evening
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 44:20 min | 1993 | 234 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Nothing Above My Shoulders but the Evening  was both very difficult to make (even more so than  No Blue Thing) and, at the same time, unique in what it achieved. Many were surprised by its “classicism” (or, more accurately, by its classical structures and lyrical/romantic content). Its title is even more uncompromising than the music and serves, I think, as an analogy. Many, far from merely not understanding the title, can’t even remember it; and some related to the music similarly, that is, without much understanding (the media critics seemed especially puzzled). Fact is, this album is more difficult, more serious and uncompromising, and less accessible than  Deep Breakfast  or  No Blue Thing; in a word, challenging, like the title is challenging. (“Headlessness”, ego-transcendence and the “experience” of consciousness, to which Samraj Adi Da’s beautiful poetic phrase refers, is not automatically grasped by many contemporary minds.) But it is worth the effort in my estimation.  Nothing Above My Shoulders but the Evening has a musical depth and emotional richness that both summarizes my classical roots and marks the completion of a chunk of my career.

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Ray Lynch – The Best Of

24 04 2009

ray-lynch-best-of-frontRay Lynch – The Best Of
MP3 @ 256 Kbps | 1:09:10 min | 1998 | 149 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Ray Lynch has quite some talent! This “Best of” CD features 10 of his most loved compositions, plus two brand new tracks and a remix of his most well known piece: “Celestial Soda Pop”.
His music is highly melodic. Foot-tapping stuff indeed! The two new tracks are excellent, and it goes without saying that the other compositions are top-notch. The only surprise is the absence of “Ivory”, a track many regard as Ray’s most beautiful piece.

Ray’s music is hard to describe. He uses a great assortment of instruments and produces a huge range of sounds; some very conventional, other really unusual and original. Everything, however, blends together really well and this is the sort of music you’ll find yourself whistling at work. It’s addictive stuff!

If you enjoy melodic, catchy rhythmic music that’s full of life and energy, you’re sure to enjoy this CD.

Very highly recommended.

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Ray Lynch – No Blue Thing

24 04 2009

ray-lynch-no-blue-thingRay Lynch – No Blue Thing
MP3 @ 320 Kbps | 39:24 min | 1989 | 120 MB | 10% Recovery Record

Engagingly lyrical and upbeat melodies with Clouds Below Your Knees, Here & Never Found, Drifted in a Deeper Land, Homeward At Last, and others that have delighted over 400,000 listeners and earned 2 Billboard Awards, one for the album and one for Ray as Artist of the Year. Guitar, violin, flute, viola, oboe, cello, English horn and keyboards.

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