© Candyrat Records / Ray Montford 2010
Critically-acclaimed Canadian guitarist-composer, Ray Montford, unveils his sixth album, a fragile balance, his most cinematic to date. Inspired by a series of unforeseen events, this is a soulful exploration of life's journeys, highlighted by Montford's buttery blues/rock electric tones and deft acoustic fingerstyle work.
Beginning with the haunting melody of Honour This Land, the album builds to a peak of orchestration in the epic When Darkness Takes Flight, propelled by powerful drumming and a gorgeous cello arrangement. Dynamically recorded with sparse arrangements and great sonics, the result is a cohesive tale of a mature artist. This is instrumental music that commands to be heard - at a healthy volume - offering a depth that will reveal new insights with each listen.
Live sessions, captured on HD video and recorded in Ray Montford's Soundhole Studios, puts on display Ray Montford's hypnotic compositions and beautiful guitar phrasings on his chosen instrument. Ray Montford's narrative style is melodic, powerful and haunting. He has released six albums of original music that fuses rock, world, folk/country and blues/jazz into a dynamic concert repertoire.