The Rainforest jam

by Ray Parkes

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I live on the edge of a temperate rainforest in the South Island New Zealand. This track was inspired by a massive thunderstorm that started while I was recording. It made it to the track. The cover is the view I have from my studio.


released February 2, 2013
Featuring Kathy Rose on flute and vocals



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Ray Parkes

My music expresses my love for wild places but I use a mix of synthetic and natural instruments interwoven intimately together. I am unbiased as to how and what sounds I use. Imagination is the key. I like to mix the traditional with the avant garde, ancient with very modern. The hybrids this process creates are emotive and interesting. ... more

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