MP3 Allen Bruce Ray - Under Watchful Skies
Melodic instrumental music featuring multiple Native American flutes together with acoustic 6 & 12-string guitars, Mellotron sounds, Native American percussion, & numerous other VSTi synths & World instrument samples
16 MP3 Songs in this album (62:04) !
Related styles: World: Native American, New Age: Contemporary Instrumental, Instrumental
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This album represents the culmination of a year''s efforts in selecting the right songs, recording & sometimes re-recording them, adding accompaniment, & refining the arrangements. The title was inspired by the unadulterated New Mexico sky photo that graces the cover, taken by me, which appears to closely resemble a large eye in the sky. "Under Watchful Skies" features not only the sumptuous sounds of 16 different Native American flutes but also those of a variety of other world instruments. I''d long wanted to incorporate Mellotron strings, flutes, and harp sounds into my music as well as 6 & 12-string guitars, so it was a pleasure to finally be able to do so. I also played Native American percussion in real-time and added lots of touches with a wide variety of World instrument samples. The project took shape while moving my residence several times over very large distances: South Korea to New Mexico to Ohio to New Mexico again & finally back to Ohio! Written after reflecting on both the end of a relationship & the death of my father, the emotional distances covered are also quite large. It was a long time coming, but I''m happy with the results & am pleased to present them to you now.