forrest fang - gongland
to prepare myself for Forrest's upcoming PHANTOMS CD on Projekt :-)
Forrest can you tell us something about this release? i'm anxious for this one!
Well, jim02, it's about 70 minutes long, a sort-of second cousin to Gongland, maybe twice removed. There are more instruments on this one, so it's kind of a cross between Gongland and a much earlier album, The Wolf At The Ruins. There is one long (23 minute) piece that was inspired by the otherworldly paintings of Taiwanese folk artist Hung Tung, and that is also a loose tribute to the side-long suites of 70s progressive band Jade Warrior. I started the album way back in 2001, but recorded most of it this past year. I'm very excited about the release, as I think it contains some of my best work. The artwork is by none other than Mark Mushet, a frequenter of this forum.