Forrest Fang – Forever Cascades


Release data: Forrest Fang – Forever Cascades CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2021 For “Forever Cascades”, multi-instrumentalist Forrest Fang created ten rhythmic-driven, minimalist aural surroundings with an Oriental edge, blending synthetic textures with world instruments such as violin, gamelan, dulcimer, and the clavinet as well as assorted acoustic and metal percussion. The core inspiration came through walks near the San Francisco Bay where the composer was drawn…

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Forrest Fang – The Book of Wanderers


Release data: Forrest Fang – The Book of Wanderers CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2020 On all previous albums of Forrest Fang I’ve encountered so far I’ve much enjoyed a rather complex style of music merging elements from Non-Western and Western music elements sophisticatedly. Being confined in his home studio during the Covid lockdown in spring and summer 2020, Forrest felt the urge to create an…

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Forrest Fang – Ancient Machines


Release data: Forrest Fang – Ancient Machines CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2019 Every recording by multi-instrumentalist and sound creator Forrest Fang I’ve listened to has been an enchanting, mystifying and intriguing experience. In the creative process of molding and shaping “Ancient Machines”, the composer acknowledged the early sounds and influences of minimalists Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and Terry Riley. Furthermore, Mr Fang refers to a…

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Forrest Fang – The Fata Morgana Dream


Release data: Forrest Fang – The Fata Morgana Dream CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projekt Records, 2019 In my opinion composer Forrest Fang has delivered some very well crafted, evocative ambient art the last five years previous to this one. The high quality is extended on “The Fata Morgana Dream” (again mastered expertly by Robert Rich) offering a fine and spacious blend of acoustic and electronic sounds from…

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Forrest Fang – Scenes from a Ghost Train


Release data: Forrest Fang – Scenes from a Ghost Train CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Project Records, 2018 Until now, the electronic creations by most talented multi-instrumentalist Forrest Fang have proved a surrealist blend of processed ethnic instruments and minimalist, ambient soundscapes. “Scenes from a Ghost Train” finds its inspiration in the phantom train of urban folklore that appears and disappears without a trace. In the composer’s view,…

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Forrest Fang – Following the Ether Sun


Release data: Forrest Fang – Following the Ether Sun CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Projektt, 2017 Besides synthesizer, violin and an assortment of hand-based percussion instruments, Chinese-American sound-sculptor Forrest Fang also plays some far lesser known and uncommon stringed instruments on “Following the Ether Sun”, once more blending a refined hybrid of Western and Eastern influences. This time around though (and contrary to his previous recording “The Sleepwalker’s…

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