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The Body Begins

by Chris Way

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  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Your money comes straight to me and lets me keep doing what I do for you. Thanks for your support! Also -- this album is meant to be heard in its entirety, and so no individual tracks are for sale.

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"The Body Begins" (2012) is Chris' seventh release. It's a 60 minute set of seven meditative, minimalistic works for classical guitar & occasional synth.

This record came about through talks with New York-based massage therapist Gwen Guarino (, specifically about composing music to accompany massage that's a little different from what's currently out there.

What resulted was something more than just mood music, or massage music. It's a collection of seven ambient works made to bring you to the present moment. This is spacious, minimalistic music, but it's also music with tension & subtle melodic development. Music to relax to, as background, or music to listen to closely in and of itself.

**As played on WFMU (, June 2013



released April 25, 2012


* All music composed, played, recorded, produced & mixed by Chris Way in his apartment studio
* Synths on "Facing West" by Andrew Parsegian
* Production, mixing & mastering assistance by Andrew Parsegian (
* Cover photo & layout design by Chris Way

Thank you: Gwen (for sparking this project into existence), Michelle, Andrew, Robert, Father, Mother, Allison, Estella, Ricardo, Melissa, Sophia, Anthony, Jason, Jess Hotchkiss, Rebecca, & everyone else who has been there as a friend, listener & supporter. I am grateful to you all.

All songs (C) 2011-2012 Chris Way / Right Through The Years Records, BMI
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Chris Way New York, New York

Composer & guitarist living in New York City. I make songs for guitar + voice, sometimes just guitar. Sometimes folky, sometimes poppy, sometimes classical. My work's been played on WFMU radio & sites like Looking for collaborators, please get in touch! ... more

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