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Something I wasn't expecting this early--Just learned that my new CD on Projekt, "Phantoms," is now available digitally from iTunes or in the traditional CD format directly from Projekt.

iTunes link:

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=316533678&s=143441

Link to Projekt page (for ordering CD and MP3 samples):

http://www.projekt.com/projekt/product.asp?sku=PRO00230

The actual street date for the album is July 28.  I'll be making an unreleased track from my sessions for the album, and a 9-minute ambient deconstruction of elements from the album, available for free download around that time.

Thanks,
Forrest

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Re: Forrest Fang "Phantoms" CD (now available from iTunes and Projekt)
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2009, 04:29:38 PM »
Whoa, another disc I must order right away... 8)

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Re: Forrest Fang "Phantoms" CD (now available from iTunes and Projekt)
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2009, 08:05:29 AM »
Yep, very good news indeed, 9 years after the wonderful Gongland.
The few Mp3 samples deliver a more acoustic music than previous Gongland.
This sounds charming (especially the hallucinations of hung tung)

Can't wait for the CD release.


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Re: Forrest Fang "Phantoms" CD (now available from iTunes and Projekt)
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 09:18:37 AM »
Got my copy this morning...reserving it for some deep listening later on.

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 01:56:55 PM »
"Phantoms" is truly excellent. Yes, there is more acoustic instruments and it sounds in general brighter than "Gongland" but it still has that electronic mystical aura and some nice processing on the percusions and strings. "The Hallucinations Of Hung Tung" is pure musical opium, an intoxicating and exhilarating ride in different parts that remind me a bit of an extended "Sonosphere" from "Gongland"  but more developed.
A magnificent journey and the most originals sounds i've heard for a while. Well worth the wait, "Phantoms" is that all too rare cd.


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Re: Forrest Fang "Phantoms" CD (now available from iTunes and Projekt)
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2009, 11:24:54 PM »
Hey sio,

Thanks!  I'm glad you liked it.  Couldn't help myself with the "Hallucinations" track.  The proghead in mine likes long tracks.

Forrest

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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2009, 08:21:31 AM »
I agree, this is a great disc! And so atmospheric; even when the drums and percussions kick in, you're still stranded up there in the stratophere. 8)

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Re: Forrest Fang "Phantoms" CD (now available from iTunes and Projekt)
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2009, 08:26:15 AM »
forest! this is an awesome cd! amazing atmospheres and deep tones and drones - cooler than cool!
all the best and God bless
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Re: Forrest Fang "Phantoms" CD (now available from iTunes and Projekt)
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2009, 08:47:00 PM »
Thanks for kind words, Joe and Jim.  I really appreciate it.

Forrest

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Re: Forrest Fang "Phantoms" CD (now available from iTunes and Projekt)
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 01:36:43 PM »
This is a really enjoyable cd. I've only been able to listen a couple of times, but am sure it will be in rotation alot on my system. I like the fact that it's dedicated to two of my favorite artists, Jon Field and Tony Duhig.     Harry
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« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2009, 09:57:20 PM »
Hi Harry,  Many thanks for the feedback.  I'm glad that you enjoyed the CD.  Field and Duhig's 4 mid-70s Island albums as Jade Warrior were a huge influence on me musically, and continue to be.  I'm still amazed at how seemingly effortless they had incorporated so many influences into their overall sound.

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Re: Forrest Fang "Phantoms" CD (now available from iTunes and Projekt)
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2009, 08:49:08 PM »
I finally got to order Phantoms and am waiting with much excitement for its arrival. The samples were captivating, but hearing it in full is going to be an event. Can't wait to throw in my two cents about this album.

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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2009, 06:11:58 AM »
Been enjoying this one a lot. Looking forward to sitting down with it for my review-listen and really immersing in it. It's certainly made my morning commute pleasant lately!
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Re: Forrest Fang "Phantoms" CD (now available from iTunes and Projekt)
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2009, 12:03:11 AM »
As promised, to mark the formal release of "Phantoms" this week, I've uploaded to the audio page of my website an unreleased track ("Isthmus") from my sessions for "Phantoms," as well as a 9-minute ambient deconstruction ("Swimming In the Fourth Stream") that is based on elements taken from "Phantoms."  Here is the direct link to the audio page:

http://users.value.net/ffcal/FFANG5.HTM

Hope that you enjoy it.

Forrest
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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2009, 11:18:15 PM »
Bought this over the weekend in SF and it was by far the best of the batch of my purchases. A truly stellar release!  Easily on my Top 10 of 2009 list.  I'm still trying to figure out what that thing is on the front cover, though.  (a log, block of wood???) Another photo inside looks like a light switch but couldn't tell you what it is, either.  Guess it goes with the music--mysterious and ethereal...

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« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2009, 11:51:41 AM »
I'm still trying to figure out what that thing is on the front cover, though.  (a log, block of wood???) Another photo inside looks like a light switch but couldn't tell you what it is, either.  Guess it goes with the music--mysterious and ethereal...

I guess by telling you, the effect would be lost! ;)

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Re: Forrest Fang "Phantoms" CD (now available from iTunes and Projekt)
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2009, 09:06:49 PM »
Mark's right.  The mystery must be preserved!  ;)

Joseph (9dragons) and Drone on--Glad that you liked the CD.  Thanks for the listen.

Forrest


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Re: Forrest Fang "Phantoms" CD (now available from iTunes and Projekt)
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2009, 07:00:46 AM »
Hi,

To me, "Phantoms" is one of the most refined realizations I've been listening too for a long time.
Subtle drums and beautiful textures, ghostly and scintillating in the meantime.

"Swimming In The Fourth Stream" is really nice, along with "Isthmus".

Any possibility to release both in a CD single or MCD ?
Could Projekt afford it ?  ;)





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Re: Forrest Fang "Phantoms" CD (now available from iTunes and Projekt)
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2009, 01:22:59 PM »
Hi nuun,

Thanks for your comments.  I'm glad you liked the music.  The CD single is a nice thought, but don't hold your breath!:)

Forrest

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Re: Forrest Fang "Phantoms" CD (now available from iTunes and Projekt)
« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2009, 09:03:48 AM »
I recently picked this up via steveroach.com's site.  I've been able to give it a really good listen now and I must say I think it's your finest work.  Excellent work Forrest! ~ Jesse