Release Date: 08/13/13
A visionary blend of space music, hypnotic minimalism and earthy polyrhythms with a Far Eastern bent.
Billboard:âFangâs compositional stylings applied to the genre of space music with exceptional results.â
Projekt opens the archives with two formative ambient works. Originally released in 1989 and 1986 respectively,The Wolf at the Ruins and Migrationhave been out of print for over 20 years. Theyâre from the period when Fang began his own fusion of electronics and traditional non-Western instruments into a modernist blend of electronics, ambient and world music. Re-released with two bonus tracks per album, and remastered by Robert Rich, this limited edition 2CD is the definitive way to experience Fangâs early visionary blend of space music, hypnotic minimalism and earthy polyrhythms with a Far Eastern bent.
These releases incorporate tape delay techniques first popularized by ambient pioneers Robert Fripp and Terry Riley with a broadening palette of influences from non-Western folk to ambient music.The Wolf At The Ruinswas a significant album for Fang that brought him to greater prominence with extensive airplay on nationally syndicated radio shows Music From the Hearts of Space and Echoes.
âThese albums were really a turning point for me, musically,â says Fang. âWith my exposure to traditional Chinese music and other non-Western forms such as Balinese gamelan, I was seeing and hearing new colors and textures that seem to form their own sound and language.â
Synth & Sequences: âThe Wolf at the Ruins / Migration is a nice initiative of Projekt which addresses to those for whom the music is a front door to a universe without borders. If I can draw a parallel, it would doubtless be with Vangelis and his album Earthbecause of the eclecticism and of the spirit of contemporary Bohemian which surrounds the personality of Fang and which spatters on its music. If you love Steve Reich, Philip Glass and Terry Riley, you will be in pleasant company.â
2CD in 4-panel ecoWallet. Limited edition of 300.
|Run Time: 126 mins|
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