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A track from my new album

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Here is the track Unexpected Destiny, off my new album If You Were Here.

New album release: If You Were Here

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Ladies and gentlemen:

I present to you my newest album: If You Were Here. I started this album back in August of 2013, and composed six of the tracks within the last 4 months. Click the album cover to listen to the album now.

If You Were Here

Here is the tracklisting:

1. Unexpected Destiny
2. A Certain Truth
3. Rise and Fall
4. A Longing For
5. Melancholy Melody
6. Story of Dreams
7. If You Were Here
8. Innocence
9. Beauty of the Forest
10. Summon the Dawn
11. Secretly Enchanted

I’ll be posting a track weekly so that you can take a listen. The album will be posted to iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3, and the likes within the next two weeks. My deepest gratitude to all my fans for sticking with me, and to my one true inspiration for all I do.

A track from City of Lights: Oriental Magnetism

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Take a listen to one of the full tracks from my new album, City of Lights. The name of the song is Oriental Magnetism. I’m sure that by listening to it, you’ll know why I named it such.

The inspiration behind this song was actually quite a surprise to myself. I didn’t realize I had ideas or feelings like the ones I did, and it manifested into this song.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it!

Reflecting on year…and announcing new albums

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As yet another year comes to a close, let’s take some time to reflect.

The past few years have been highly difficult. I’m surely not the only one that can say something like that, and not one to say things were really bad for me. I’m certain that others have had much worse. I am grateful and thankful for the things that I have, and am reminded each day to work harder, as nothing should be taken for granted.

2013 was, for all intents and purposes, a good year to me, by comparison to recent times. It is my hope that 2014 is an even better one. I’ll strive for it. We should all.

To close out the year and bring in the new one, I am announcing the titles of my two forthcoming albums. As mentioned in recent posts, I have actually been composing for almost three years, and have never stopped, since the release of my previous album, One and Only. The result is two brand new albums, filled with brand new, original material between them. There are no covers or remakes; it’s all new.

Without further ado, here are the titles of the albums:

Title: Let It Rain (The Great Sadness)
Composed: 2011 – 2012
Tracks: 15
Title: City of Lights
Composed: 2012 – 2013
Tracks: 12

Artwork has been completed for City of Lights, with the artwork for Let It Rain to follow closely.

Stay tuned for music clips and general availability, which should happen in the beginning of January.

Updated site

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I updated some pages on the site and fixed the Music page. I noticed that some of the music was not available in its full format, which would have conflicted with the album on Bandcamp, so I reuploaded all of it. You can listen to or buy in its full format over at Bandcamp now. Also, I’ve begun artwork on the first of the two new albums to be released later this year.

2 albums done

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Believe it or not, I just finished yet another album. I had one waiting in the wings, but couldn’t stop the creative ocean. Needless to say, there are over 20 brand new songs spread over both these albums.

I’m now going to stop creating and start promoting. I think I’ve got enough material to keep me busy for the next two years. I’m totally serious.

Stay tuned. The best is yet to come.

Just a quick update…

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Migration over to the new website has been fully completed, with email and all. In the meantime, I hope you all are enjoying the new song. I promise the new album will be worth the wait. Thanks for all your support; it helps drive me to keep pushing forward.

New song from upcoming album

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Here is one of the bonus tracks from my upcoming album. The name of the song is This Mystery.

This song features a coalescence of two prominent Oriental instruments, the Koto and the Shamisen. I tried to capture a mysterious atmosphere and infuse it with violin/orchestral tracks, and the result was this song. I think it is a very good effort, and I certainly hope you will be pleased with it. Enjoy…

I’m still here. For the long haul.

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I admit it’s been a while since I updated the site. Sometimes life becomes convoluted and takes up so much of our time that we forget the important things. I haven’t forgotten.

The music never stopped. As a matter of fact, I’ve since finished another entire album and am again halfway through a new one.

If one thing is constant, it is the pain that all of us feel. It is part of who we are, why we do what we do. It helps to drive us. The problem is that a lot of us do not know how to control it and it drives us to do all the wrong things. And hurt each other in the process.

I wish I could stand here and tell you life is peachy. It’s not. Everyone is searching for that inner (and outer) peace, but it is ever elusive. We are all just pulling shades over our eyes to temporarily mask the sadness. It doesn’t work. You need an outlet.

And this is the reason for my music. It’ll continue.

I’m in the process of moving back to this site, as it’s improved, and quite frankly is a better platform for publicizing my music. I will continue to release more information on the new album, which will be coming out in a month or two.

Thanks for all your support and kind words. I will reward you in the best way, and with the best music.

New website finally up…check it out!

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http://www.nuwrayn.com

So how do you guys like the new site? It was hard to put together, especially since I have so limited resources (shhh, don’t tell anyone!). It’s quite hard to be a one man show, especially when you want to just make music. I now know why music artists need management.

At any rate, since you read the News section and there is a huge splash intro as well as on the front page, the album is named One And Only. It has a much more modern, punchier edge to it. I wanted to make this album reflective of current genres of material out there while maintaining the classical touch. I like this effort. It’s very diverse, and I hope you find the same about it.

At any rate, please, if you have ANY difficulties with the site, please let me know, so that I can fix it before the album launch. In the meantime, enjoy the new site, and please stay tuned for the new album, which will be hitting very soon!

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