Ray Leonard records as Ray. Ascend to Love, his second CD, is a classic in the "healing space music" style. That term has several different meanings depending on whether "space" is used as noun or as an adjective. So, it can mean music for a healing space or space music for healing. Either meaning fits this set. Leonard's emotional style is refreshing and cathartic. Deep listeners will go on several journeys into the inner self. The atmospheres -- even the mournful ones -- are full of warmth and love. Suzanne Doucet, a leading practitioner of the holistic new age, co-produced the album. It will appeal to fans of Jon Jenkins, David Helpling, Suzanne Ciani, and Jonn Serrie.
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AllMusic Review by Jim Brenholts