Born in Hamburg, studio musician Ray Bach began his musical
creative period in the advertising industry. Working as an Art
Director he also composed jingles and sound dips, but soon developed
a deeper aspiration. In 1989. the beginning of his solo career saw
the album The Book Of Movie Scores, released in 1991 on the
label IC / Digit (Independent Composers I Innovative
Communication) by Mark Sakautzky and Michael Weisser. This label,
which supported the particular music genre of New Age and New
Instrumental, described the music as “Light
Jazz Urban Grooves″ better known in America
as smooth jazz. At that time, as the music lovers understand the
value of music, especially
in the aspect of the CD the music business and the labels had no
effort to spread the music.
Ray Bach released his music under the moniker Freeze Frame. While
he produced his debut album in a short time, his second album The
Crossover (1992) breathed jazz and featured the singer Gabi P.
affording Bach to spend more time in the studio.
Early 1994 Bach released Loving Life which radiated pure
joy of living with a natural beauty on the cover. These positive
vibrations that reflect holiday memories are found in the music
throughout the entire album.
With Feeling So Good (1996), the combined scores in lust
for life continue. This album is a peculiarity insofar as it
contains a CD-ROM in addition to the audio CD. This consists o
additional media elements that are a realization of the graphic
artist Ray Bach.
The album A Balanced World (1999) is based on the
collaboration with bassist Stephan Gade, who contributed with his
own compositions to the success of the album.
After a long hiatus. Ray Bach made his comeback in 2006 with the
album Transition, an album that clearly showed Bach's musical
evolvement while maintaining continuity. Taken from this album is
the song 'Lincoln Park*, which also gives this compilation its name.
The album was released on the label Lantern Phonograms, chosen by
Freeze Frame for further musical collaboration.
Colors Of Summer (2009) consistently continued the familiar
style of the formation: Ray Bach was supported by well- known
musical companions such as the guitarist Stephan Gade. bassist Lars
Slowak and trumpeter Niels Karsten. Just like at the beginning of
his career Bach realized this album with the software Cubase by
Steinberg (which he expressly mentions in many of his albums).
The Score Of Movie Books (2012) is linked conceptually to the
debut album, which was developed in a creative frenzy that lasted
four weeks. Again Bach was free and unfettered to work which made
his journey into the past a great success.
The EP The Smooth Shore followed in the same year, on
which memories of the old IC / Digit times can be acknowledged from
the cover's graphic design. This album featured the singer LIZA, who
had a guest appearance on the previous album. Early 2013 sees Freeze
Frame s EP Best In Life, which connects to the album
Transition with the song 'Return To Lincoln Park." Stylistically
Bach remains true to his earlier works.
Experience (2014) was the most expensive production with the
participation of a large number of musicians and of unusual playing
time. New influences and inspirations nourished this experiment.
The Works announced itself in 2015 with a laughing and crying
eye. Bach announced this to be his last album and a worthy
conclusion. On his website, he explained the reason for ending the
Freeze Frame project at the sinister work of Spotify, making it
impossible for him to continue this musical endeavor. Appearances on
this album next to Bach are a variety of other musicians, of which
especially the gifted singer Konstanze Arens should be mentioned,
which has decisively supported the project Freeze Frame with her
label Lantern Records.
Now another album is yet to be released, as requested by the many
fans of Ray Bach. Lincoln Park - The Best Of Freeze Frame
is a thank you to all friends of his music, who have remained loyal
over the years. It contains a selection of Bach's songs from all
periods, they not claim to be representative collects,
but contains exactly what made his music so popular: the Groove!