'The Third Ray', the third track on Viridis, is a pleasantly drifting electro-ambient piece that I originally sketched out back in late 2007, that happens to have three distinct sections.
The title is based on one of the many philosophies surrounding the theory of the Seven Rays. Depending on which Seven Rays philosophy you happen to subscribe to, the Third Ray might be represented by the color yellow, or pink, or rose, or emerald, or for my purposes, green. It seems that there are many interpretations of the Seven Rays, and the Third Ray being green connection was the first one I came across. Conversely, green is also attributed to the fourth and fifth rays of different philosophies.
Regardless of color, the Third Ray can be characterized by intelligence, communication, higher mind, sympathy, adaptation, evolution, creative ideation, comprehension, and others. The Third Ray can also represent astrology, magnetic forces, the Earth or Saturn, the constellations Gemini or Libra.
If the Third Ray is your personal spiritual guide then pay attention to the teachings of Paul the Venetian or Mahachohan, Tuesday is your most powerful day, and make sure to take a retreat to either the Temple of the Sun in New York or Chateau de Liberte in the south of France.
Enough of the metaphysics, back to the music. 'The Third Ray' uses primarily the impOSCar2 from G-Force software. Other instrumentation is provided by the Logic ES1 synth, a Logic EXS24 piano patch, NI Absynth 5, and drums from the Dark Pressure NI Maschine set.
Thanks for listening!
from Viridis EP,
released October 30, 2013
All production and mastering by Jim Furey at The Robot Junkyard.
Published by MixiM Music
Copyright 2013, Jim Furey