Forrest Fang

Release Date: July 28, 2009
Produced by: Forrest Fang
Format: CD



Matt Rowe


Forrest Fang is an instrumentalist of many colours and notes.  On his latest album, Phantoms, he has singularly created a sound of Eastern influence, under-girded by his eerie treatments on the synthesizer to produce an enchanting tapestry of songs.

Phantoms sets a dark mood throughout it's eight individual tracks.  The longest piece is a 23-minute peek into a dream aptly called "The Hallucinations of Hung Tung". The song is an opium-drenched soundtrack to a clouded mind that is walking within the borders of strange places.  The song that precedes it is the 11-minute "A Walk Through the Clouds," a paced music that accompanies a traveling thought.

I throughly enjoy the themed "Ebb in Winter," a titled rapture of the beauty and desolation of a greyed winter day (or night).  There is nothing to fear within the blanket of haze and snow, but rather a joy at what nature has put in our lives.

There are plenty of gorgeous sound compositions within the catalogue of Phantoms.  You'll find much beauty in them, plenty to fuel your dreams of other things.









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