The OO-Ray

The website for Ted Laderas, aka The OO-Ray, cellist, composer, and photographer.

Recent News

Remembering Brian Young

on August 3, 2018

Last Friday I found out that Brian Young (also known as losingtoday) committed suicide. I’m pretty devastated by this. Brian was a wonderful member of the Portland ambient music community, documenting our shows with his careful eye. He was never less than kind and passionate about our music, sharing his latest musical passions on Facebook. I currently use his photos from a show as my press photos. His entry on discogs shows how much album art he contributed to the community.

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Tiny Fugues out today on Audiobulb

on July 3, 2018

Hello everyone - I’d just like to announce that Tiny Fugues, my follow-up to Empty Orchestra, is out now on Audiobulb. It’s a little more acoustic, and a little more symphonic than that album. I hope you enjoy! Many of the tracks are based on improvisations using my Pure Data software called the fuguelooper that converts my ambient improvisations into more rhythmic material, allowing me to change my sounds across octaves and speeds, stretching and compressing my material into unexpected directions.

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Food Reviews from the Apocalypse: MRE Video Reviews

on January 14, 2018

I often go through strange cycles when watching YouTube channels. I like cooking videos, I like travel videos, I like videos about Japan. My latest obsession is MRE Review videos. Why do I find these videos so appealing? They are a nice mix of survivalist mentality and food reviews. I think everyone has post-apocalyptic fantasies, and somehow watching these reviews make me feel like I am a little more in control of my future.

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New Website

on January 7, 2018

Welcome to the new website. I apologize for not updating the blog with any posts, but I have been having a really terrible relationship with the Tumblr version of this site. It’s annoying, hard to update, and frankly slow-loading. I’ve moved the website over to Hugo and hosting it on netlify, which frankly works much better than Tumblr. I’m not importing the Tumblr photos. I will probably clear out that theme but leave those photos up on Tumblr.

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