Author Topic: Forrest Fang news  (Read 5378 times)

ffcal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 880
    • View Profile
Forrest Fang news
« on: December 14, 2011, 10:06:55 PM »
Just thought I'd provide a brief update on my recent activities and releases.  I've just finished recording and mixing a new CD called "Animism."  It is sort of a hybrid of my more structured "Folklore" CD and the atmospheric layering in "Gongland," but with a prominence given to textures.  It may be out by June or July 2012, most likely on Projekt, but I'll update when I know more.

I also contributed a piece to Black Tape For A Blue Girl's 2nd CD for "The Rope 25" Projekt release--a cover version of "Hide In Yourself" featuring a bit of gamelan and palm harp.  Other ambient artists on the comp are Dirk Serries (Vidna Obmana, Fear Fall Burning) and Erik Wollo.  Here is a link to that release (which came out this month):  http://projekt.com/projekt/product.asp?sku=PRO00020

A demix/deconstruction I did for Barry Cleveland's King Crimsonesque "Hologamatron" album in 2010 is up at Bandcamp.  I think it can be streamed from there, for those who are curious.  I used mostly acoustic elements from different tracks in the piece, "Abandoned Mines," and mangled and stretched them a bit.  The really ominous sound you hear in that piece was originally a Michael Manring bassline.  The link to that piece is here:  http://barrycleveland.bandcamp.com/track/abandoned-mines-forrest-fang-remix

My last release, my second Sans Serif CD, "Unbound" has been out since this summer and is available from iTunes and from the Hypnos store.

Thanks for the continuing support and feedback,
Forrest
« Last Edit: December 15, 2011, 10:27:26 AM by ffcal »

Mark Mushet

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 370
    • View Profile
    • Mark Mushet Photography
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 10:42:31 AM »
Looking forward to this, Forrest!

ffcal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 880
    • View Profile
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011, 12:04:19 PM »
Thanks, Mark!  I hope not to disappoint.

Forrest

Jeff Sampson

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 58
    • View Profile
    • ethereal atmospherica
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 10:30:57 PM »
I really like your remix of Abandoned Mines. Your approach makes reference to the original (a fine track on a superb album) while giving me more of the feeling of being in an abandoned mine. I'm glad it was included on the original release.
"ethereal atmospherica"
http://www.jeffsampsonmusic.com

ffcal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 880
    • View Profile
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 10:13:50 PM »
Thanks, Jeff.  I was happy to contribute to Barry's album.  (Agreed, it's a fine album.)

Forrest

ffcal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 880
    • View Profile
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 08:36:59 PM »
As I mentioned in a related thread, my next CD, Animism, will be formally released by Projekt on June 19.  It is currently available for preorder http://projekt.com/projekt/product.asp?sku=PRO00274, and, for those who can't wait, is presently available from Steve Roach's website http://steveroach.com/store/store.php?item=478.  MP3 previews of tracks from the CD are up at both websites.  This release is probably my fullest realization to date of a hybrid electro-acoustic style.

Hope you enjoy it.

Forrest

hdibrell

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 644
    • View Profile
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 09:15:19 PM »
Wow!! This really sounds good! I have to start counting my pennies now. Must buy!
Never regret money spent on old books, old dogs or old friends.

mystified

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 405
    • View Profile
    • Mystified Homepage
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 05:37:37 AM »
Just ordered one!
Thomas Park
Mystified / Mister Vapor

mgriffin

  • Hypnos Founder
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6993
  • Life is a memory, and then it is nothing.
    • View Profile
    • www.hypnos.com
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 02:34:46 PM »
Looking forward to it, Forrest.
[ Mike Griffin, Hypnos Recordings ] email mg (at) hypnos.com | http://hypnos.com | http://twitter.com/mgsoundvisions

mystified

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 405
    • View Profile
    • Mystified Homepage
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2012, 02:02:35 PM »
Listening to "Animism" now, very nice work, full of energy. Highly recommended.
Thomas Park
Mystified / Mister Vapor

richardgurtler

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 477
    • View Profile
    • My Discogs profile and shop
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2012, 09:40:55 AM »
Just got "Animism" CD through Steve's webshop, a true virtuoso performance!!! You made may day, thank you so much, Forrest!!! Looking forward to more spins...

Richard

hdibrell

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 644
    • View Profile
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2012, 01:13:30 PM »
I agree with Thomas and Richard on this. Really a nice cd! Just got it yesterday and am looking forward to many more spins in the coming days. Good job, Forrest.
Never regret money spent on old books, old dogs or old friends.

ffcal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 880
    • View Profile
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2012, 08:13:32 PM »
Harry, Thomas and Richard--

Many thanks.  I really appreciate it.  You just made my day :)

Forrest

ffcal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 880
    • View Profile
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2012, 10:54:59 AM »
Been trying not to clutter up my mini-thread with too many posts about the same release.  For those who wanted hear at least one complete track from the Animism CD first, the second track ("The Chamelon's Paintbox) is at the tail end of Projekt's latest podcast that features the band Unto Ashes.  Here is that link through iTunes:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radio-projekt-projekt-podcast/id456619957

The album became available digitally this past week through iTunes, Amazon and eMusic.  Jeff Kowal posted a nice listener review at the album's iTunes page (thanks Jeff!):

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/animism/id518147061

Thanks,
Forrest

ffcal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 880
    • View Profile
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2012, 10:55:33 PM »
I recently completed two pieces for a Projekt holiday compilation called "Ornamental" that is in pre-order phase now (it's a bit early for that, I know).  The first piece is a cover version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen."  The second is an extended ambient remix of that piece.  One-minutes samples of both are up at Ornamental's Projekt page for those who are curious:

http://projekt.com/projekt/product.asp?sku=PRO00285

Also, thought I'd mention that for those who enjoyed my recent Animism CD, spreading the word (through Amazon, Facebook, etc.) is greatly appreciated.

Forrest

ffcal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 880
    • View Profile
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2012, 10:31:13 AM »
For those who may be interested, I appeared on Dean Suzuki's Discreet Music radio show on KPFA this past Sunday to promote my Projekt CD, "Animism," which was released in July. An audio archive of that interview can be found here:  http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/85406.  The interview is during the first hour.  The show will be up there until Sunday, November 4.  It's not a hi-fi archive, but I do premiere a new piece towards the end, a cover version of 'Warszawa' that I recorded for an upcoming Projekt CD tribute to David Bowie.

Forrest

drone on

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1736
    • View Profile
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2012, 05:08:19 PM »
Good interview.   Jorge Reyes anecdote especially interesting, although you stated he passed away "in the late 90's".  Wasn't it just a couple years ago, like 2010 or 2011? 

ffcal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 880
    • View Profile
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2012, 06:44:16 PM »
Good interview.   Jorge Reyes anecdote especially interesting, although you stated he passed away "in the late 90's".  Wasn't it just a couple years ago, like 2010 or 2011?

Hi drone on,  Thanks for listening.  Yes, you're right--looks like it was closer to 2009.  I was probably thinking of the last recordings I had heard from him.  I know he continued to perform in Mexico into the 2000s, but his visibility in the states seemed to slip after the 90s (I know he had health problems, and that probably didn't help).

Forrest

ffcal

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 880
    • View Profile
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2012, 10:30:03 AM »
Some reissue news of sorts.  Projekt will be reissuing my "Wolf At the Ruins" CD this coming year.  I don't have the timing nailed down just yet, but Robert Rich will be remastering it (the original master sounded rather crunchy, as it was recorded in the mid-to-late 80s and was pre-digital).

Forrest

richardgurtler

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 477
    • View Profile
    • My Discogs profile and shop
Re: Forrest Fang news
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2012, 10:56:45 AM »
Great news, Forrest!!! Even if I have the original edition of "The Wolf At The Ruins", I really look forward to Projekt's remastered reissue. All the best!!! :)

Richard