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F.D. PROJECT - Moments of Life (cd)

 
F.D. PROJECT - Mountainway (cd)

 
F.D. PROJECT - T & Y (cd)

 
F.D. PROJECT - Timeless (cd)

 
F.D. PROJECT - Timeless II (cd)

 
F.D. PROJECT - Water and Earth (cd)

 
FABER - Pictures (cd-r/digital download)

 
FALSE MIRROR - Derelict World (cd)

 
FORREST FANG & CARL WEINGARTEN - Invisibility (cd)

 
FORREST FANG - Animism (CD/Digital Download)

 
FORREST FANG - Following the Ether Sun (CD/Digital Download)

 
FORREST FANG - Forrest Fang's Sans Serif: Unbound (cd)

 
FORREST FANG - Gongland (CD/Digital Download)

 
FORREST FANG - Letters to the Farthest Star (CD/Digital Download)

 
FORREST FANG - Phantoms (cd)

 
FORREST FANG - The Sleepwalker’s Ocean (CD/Digital Download)

 
FORREST FANG - The Wolf At The Ruins/Migration (cd/digital download)

 
FANGER & SCHöNWäLDER - Analog Overdose 4 (CD & DVD)

 
FANGER & SCHöNWäLDER - Analog Overdose 4+ (cd)

 
FANGER & SCHöNWäLDER - Analog Overdose 5 (CD/Digital Download)

 
FANGER & SCHöNWäLDER - Analog Overdose – The Road Movie (dvd)

 
FANGER & SCHöNWäLDER - Earshot (CD)

 
FAR EAST FAMILY BAND - Parallel World (LP/CD)

 
ALEX FARHOUD - (A + M)²” (CD)

 
ALEX FARHOUD - Nosso Nosso (Lp/CD)

 
RYAN FARISH - Beautiful (cd)

 
HOWARD FERRé - Journey's End (cd-r)

 
FILTER-KAFFEE - 100 (CD-EP/Digital Download)

 
FILTER-KAFFEE - 102 (CD/Digital Download)

 
TODD FLETCHER - Byzantium (CD/CD-R/Digital Download)

 
TODD FLETCHER - Star (CD)

 
JOHN FLOMER - Mysterious Motions of Memory (cd)

 
JOHN FLOMER - Night in the Vapor Jungle (cd)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Jaren (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Koude Handen (cd-r)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Los (Digital Download)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Maalbeek (cd)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Nocturne - Soundtrack for science briefings (Digital Download)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Sprook (Digital Download)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Tauern (Digital Download)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - The Tone T(h)ree (cd)

 
MATTHEW FLORIANZ - Wasteland Signals (Digital Download)

 
FOOD FOR FANTASY - Fresh Food (cd)

 
FOOD FOR FANTASY - Fruits of Fantasy (cd)

 
FORCE MAJEURE - Total Eclipse (cd)

 
FOREST FIELD - Floating on Air (Digital Download)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Alchemy (cd)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Alpha~Omega (cd)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Boundless (Harmonics Trilogy Vol. 2) (cd)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Essence (cd)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Infinite Octaves (cd)

 
ANDREW FORREST - One ~ Source Quartet Volume 1 (Digital Download/CD-R)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Presence (Harmonics Trilogy Vol. 3) (cd/digital download)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Resonance (Harmonics Trilogy Vol. 1) (cd)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Starseed (cd)

 
ANDREW FORREST - Stillness Moving ~ Source Quartet Volume 2 (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT FOX - Adonai (cd)

 
ROBERT FOX - Asfafa -a journey- (CD/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT FOX - Blue Mountains Suite (CD/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT FOX - Evergreen (cd)

 
ROBERT FOX - Short Stories (CD/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT FOX - Still Waters (cd/digital download)

 
ROBERT FOX - The Fire and the Rose (cd/Digital Download)

 
ROBERT FOX - Touching the Serpent's Tail (cd)

 
JOHN FOXX & HAROLD BUDD - Translucence + Drift Music (cd)

 
CHRISTOPHER FRANKE - Epic (cd)

 
CHRISTOPHER FRANKE - Klemania (cd)

 
CHRISTOPHER FRANKE - Pacific Coast Highway (cd)

 
CHRISTOPHER FRANKE - The London Concert (cd)

 
JOE FRAWLEY - Book of Dreams (cd-r)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT - British Aisles (cd-r)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT - Five Suns (CD/Digital Download)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT - Gent (cd)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT - Narrow Lane (cd)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT - Protoavis (cd)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT & DAVE BREWER - Ricochet Gathering Okefenokee 2000 (cd)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT AND GERT EMMENS - Legacy (cd)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT, BRENDAN POLLARD, HASHTRONAUT - Mind Out of Time (cd)

 
FREE SYSTEM PROJEKT, BRENDAN POLLARD, HASHTRONAUT - Time out of Mind (cd)

 
FREUD - The Journey (cd)

 
FRIPP & ENO - Evening Star (cd)

 
JEROME FROESE - Far Side of the Face (cd/Digital Download)

 
JEROME FROESE - Nightshade Family (live) (cd)

 
JEROME FROESE - Precooked Munchies (Ep)

 
JEROME FROESE - Preventive Medicine (Ep)

 
JEROME FROESE - Shiver me Timbers (cd)

 
JEROME FROESE - The Speed of Snow (Ep)

 
EDGAR FROESE - Pinnacles (Lp/CD)

 
FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY - Airmech (cd)

 
FRORE & SHANE MORRIS - Blood Moon (CD/Digital Download)

 
FROZEN THOUGHTS - Calm Before The Storm (CD/Digital Download)

 
DAVID FULTON - Hard Particles (cd)

 
FUTUREMUSICCORP - Etoile Nord (cd-r)

 
FUTUREWORLD ORCHESTRA - Regenerated (cd)


FORREST FANG
Phantoms
CD, Projekt Records, 2009
A couple of years ago, I was impressed by the album Forrest Fang made with Carl Weingarten, so it’s nice to see him now show up with a solo album, which took him eight years to finish.

Building on gamelan-influenced textures, "Phantoms" offers a multi-layered tapestry of rich, transparent atmospheres of fluid string soundscapes to which a wide variety of acoustic rhythms and instruments are added.
More than once, the sonic outcome has a strong hypnotizing effect, especially on the soft waves of "Little Angklung" (with its gorgeous electric violin) or the elevating, minimal textural realms of "A walk through the Clouds" with dreamy, mysterious undercurrents.

The mystic realms continue beautifully on the 23-minute ambient suite "The Hallucinations of Hung Tung" (inspired by the otherworldly paintings of a Taiwanese fisherman and outsider artist), of which the deep freeform atmospheres, mesmerizing gamelan sounds and assorted, multicoloured percussion make this track the highlight of the album.


The meandering, softly cascading soundwave textures return on the contemplative, 9-minute "Ebb of Winter", finding a nicely rendered ending in the minimal shapes of "Float".

"Phantoms" is a very fine release full of great in-depth atmospheres that any fan of Robert Rich, David Parsons or Steve Roach should absorb.
The excellent cd-mastering was done by Robert Rich.

Website: www.forrestfang.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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