Ray Blumen is a Puerto Rican music producer and soundtrack composer known for his genre-defying approach to electronic ambient music. He pushes boundaries in the genre with minimalist, nuanced layers of detailed electronic soundscapes rooted in experimental and ambient sensibilities. Deep emotions, delicate melodies, and honesty are at the core of his sound. Ethereal atmospheres and futuristic synthesizers, blending elements of electronica, modern classical, alternative R&B, Soul, Post-Rock, and Trap.
Growing up in a non-musical household in Puerto Rico, Ray discovered his passion for music at a young age and taught himself to play various instruments by ear. After graduating high school in 2013, he became a session musician, contributing piano, guitar, and other instruments to recordings. He studied sound engineering at college and graduated in 2015. During this time, he worked as a sound engineer and produced beats for independent artists. His interest in cinema led him to begin scoring original music for short films, starting in 2020.
In 2021, he released his debut EP, "Not Perfect," which is a compilation of songs that were in their "rough" format. He also released "Not Perfect" (Live Sessions), a series of live recordings of rehearsals and performances. He has since had the opportunity to compose original scores for independent films that have been screened, nominated, and awarded at national and international film festivals.
Ray is the founder of the independent music production and publishing company, Not Following The Wave, which focuses on purposeful co-creation between film producers/directors, video game developers/publishers, brands, and artists. He plans to continue releasing new music, with his upcoming project "ESCAPE" set to be released in 2023. This project explores the feelings of escapism and the places or activities people do when they want to disconnect from reality, creating awareness of mental health and the importance of self-care.
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