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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
Animism
CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2012
On "Animism", Forrest Fang's ninth solo release to date, a large range of vibrant sounding acoustic instruments and a few synths are at play, melting the music culture of the East and the West in a fascinating, but most of all ingenious fashion.

In just an hour, Mr Fang takes his listeners into an exciting and multi-colored world where the exotic and the organic seamlessly melt.
The nine highly atmospheric compositions contain lots of energy along more subdued moments, and overall shows quite some similarities with the fine crafted world-music oriented output of Robert Rich (who was in charge of the sophisticated mastering of "Animism"), but also Al Gromer Kahn, David Parsons and Loren Nerell come to mind.

It’s the smooth soaring and elevating impact of the alchemy of sounds that makes the outcome sparkle and glow softly in the long run. "Tailing Wind" already makes a beautiful entrance to this well-crafted and hypnotizing electro-acoustic journey, but the third track "Island in the Sky" tops it by far, smoothly lifting things up and taking it into an even higher dimension.

Other ear-catchers are "Sleeping Snakes" and "Resting Point, found at the end of "Animism": both paint a warm, resonating and highly contemplative atmosphere.
The fact that several of the hybrid, electro-acoustic spaces on the release are graced with some mesmerizing electric and acoustic violin playing along tantelizing percussion, make me recommend "Animism" even more.

In addition to this recording, Forrest Fang has released the 26-minute Ep "Seeds Of Memory" with five past and present generative pieces, intended to complement the "Animism" release. It’s available for free in Flac and Mp3 format from the Treetrunk netlabel.

Website: www.forrestfang.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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