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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
Gongland
CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2000
Being an avid fan of ethereal ambient music, the smooth shifting atmospheres and exotic-flavored textures found on Forrest Fang’s classic album "Gongland" is still a release to cherish in this genre.

The eclectic outcome of hypnotizing, slow morphing soundscapes with world music elements is poured into 13 vaporous tracks, which melt the sense of elevation with the intimate atmospheric. The echoes of Gamelan and Eastern music shimmer through, putting a psychedelic, hallucinatory nod to the result occasionally. Then again, the spacious textural layering mapped out here is subtle, while the assorted organic elements in the mesmerizing sound design are always nearby. Of all takes, the cosmic outings "Sonosphere" and "Sierpinski Plain" (both clocking over 11 minute) still stand as my personal favourites.

All in all, "Gongland" might not be that special at first listen, but give it several more spins – especially the two highlights I mentioned previously- and you will definitely be touched by the glowing, captivating and deeper sound current grabbing your attention as you ascent and dwell in its enchanting realm.

Website: www.forrestfang.com

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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