Release Date: 11/04/22
Ethereal atmospheres grounded in Asian instruments from ambient space music veteran Forrest Fang.
The lush ambient space music of veteran Bay Area composer Forrest Fang explores the tactile nature of sound. On his latest,The Lost Seasons of Amorphia, he brings electronically-treated Asian instruments such as gu-zheng, kim and Javanese gamelan to the fore, subtly complementing them with hypnotic processed electronics in a manner that evokes his explorative sensitivities. Over four decades, Fang developed a distinctive style deeply informed and inspired by his studies of electronic music, minimalism, and Asian traditional musics of Indonesian Gamelan, Chinese classical music, and Japanese Gagaku court music.
The compositions are varied in mood, perhaps reflecting the 'seasons' lost when our states of mind change during especially difficult times (such as the current one). 'When I recorded the pieces, I tried to avoid being expressly programmatic,' says Fang. 'However, the ups and downs of this past year probably had an indirect effect on what I created, and these pieces were my way of making sense of what have been strange and uncertain times.'
The Lost Seasons of Amorphiais a classic Fang release. Its ethereal atmospheres are grounded in primal Asian instruments that seek balance in the sometimes unpredictable darkness and light of our interior seasons.
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|Run Time: 68:44 mins|
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