Ray Blumen is a Puerto Rican music producer and soundtrack composer, recognized for his innovative and genre-defying approach to electronic ambient music. With his unique blend of minimalist, nuanced layers and experimental soundscapes, his sound is characterized by ethereal atmospheres and futuristic synthesizers, blending elements of electronic, modern classical, alternative R&B, and experimental music.
He believes that music is a form of storytelling and should be a timeless piece of art, not just a piece of entertainment.
Ray's musical journey began at a young age, growing up in a non-musical household in Puerto Rico. Despite this, he discovered his passion for music and taught himself to play various instruments by ear, showcasing his innate talent and dedication to his craft. After graduating high school, Ray pursued his passion by becoming a session musician, contributing his skills on piano, guitar, and other instruments to recordings, and immersing himself in the world of sound engineering.
In 2015, Ray graduated from college with a degree in sound engineering, and his career began to take off as he produced beats for independent artists and worked as a sound engineer. However, his interest in cinema led him to explore scoring original music for short films, and in 2020, he embarked on his journey as a soundtrack composer.
In 2021, Ray released his debut EP, "Not Perfect," a compilation of songs that showcased his raw and authentic talent. He also released "Not Perfect" (Live Sessions), a series of live recordings that highlighted his exceptional musicianship and electrifying performances. Since then, Ray has been in high demand as a composer for independent films, with his original scores being featured in national and international film festivals, earning critical acclaim and accolades.
Ray is also the founder of the independent music production and publishing company, Not Following The Wave, which embodies his vision of purposeful co-creation between film producers/directors, video game developers/publishers, brands, and artists.
Ray's upcoming project ‘ESCAPE’, set to be released in 2023, promises to be a thought-provoking exploration of escapism and the significance of self-care and mental health awareness. With his evocative music and profound artistic expression, Ray Blumen continues to captivate audiences with his distinctive sound and unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of music and storytelling.
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