I would like to introduce you to Ric Laue. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Ric now makes his home in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. At 52 years of age, Ric has had a rich history of work as a musician in various bands over the years, but he has always tried to stay true to his classical training, and it is this attention to classical music theory that is most apparent in his compositions. Ric's approach to his unique style of music reflects his philosophy that music is the panacea, the answer to all things, that will eventually bring all people together under one flag. In his words, 'Music has been with us for thousands and thousands of years. It has been used for anything and everything under the sun. I believe it is a universal language of peace and comfort, with eternal meaning. That is why I write. I am compelled to do it, and compelled is the operative word; day in and day out. People hear the music that I write and they say the same things, 'it is so relaxing', 'it makes me feel peaceful.' What can be more meaningful than that? A time is coming when all of humanity begs for meaning and wishes for the music that helps them remember that peaceful feeling.' I find myself agreeing with this philosophy and the people who find relaxation and peace in his music. It seems to me that today's music is looking for a new direction, a new genre. I feel that Ric Laue's music fills that need, creates a new genre, a 'New Classical' style that the world is ready to welcome. We both hope you enjoy his music, and find those relaxed, peaceful feelings. Thank you very much! Albert Sekely.