Welcome To rayjmusic.co.uk
I’m a scouser and an amateur musician and songwriter. I love music and sharing what I have created. Good or bad my songs are mine and I’m very proud of them. If you feel the same way about music (or art and poetry) I’d love to hear from you and share your thoughts, likes and dislikes. Peace to you all.
Hear my latest track below
Below is a review of the music from the film ‘Road To Perdition’ which was composed by my favourite composer Thomas Newman
Review Summary: When the music outshines the film.
Eyes were very much focused on director Sam Mendes after he gave us the 1999 hit, American Beauty, a film that brought very strong opinions in just about every direction. In spite of some maligned thoughts, the film went on to win Best Picture and four other Academy Awards. It’s rather curious then that Mendes brought us a gang/mafia-esque second effort in 2002’s Road to Perdition. Though the film was given a fair share of praise, much of this centered on how beautifully shot the film/cinematography was.
Have you ever been listening to a great piece of music and felt a chill run up your spine? Or goosebumps tickle your arms and shoulders?
The experience is called frisson (pronounced free-sawn), a French term meaning “aesthetic chills,” and it feels like waves of pleasure running all over your skin. I get this feeling when I listen to a beautiful piece of music.
Listening to emotionally moving music is the most common trigger of frisson, but some feel it while looking at beautiful artwork, watching a particularly moving scene in a movie or having physical contact with another person. Studies have shown that roughly two-thirds of the population feels frisson.
YouTube Links To Some Of My Favourite Artist Performances
Great Album From One Of My Guitar Heroes
Amazing Genesis Concert In Rome 2007
Ian Ethan Case
The Infinite Race
Fantastic Acoustic Concert From Above & Beyond
The Great Jon Anderson
Secret Kissing of Sun & Moon
River of Tears
There are so many more