The Fata Morgana Dream

by Forrest Fang

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kevbird There are unidentifiable sounds. The drone pads are covered with intrigue. The cold blue forest actually beckons. Favorite track: Night Procession.
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rikm Glistening, shimmering, beautiful, The Fata Morgana Dream finds Forrest Fang at his very best, bringing rich reveries to life, a soundtrack for wandering, dreaming, and more.

Truly inspired work...
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Berkdrums Oh man...and this year is still so young.. Forrest Fang’s music was already among my favorite ambient anyway (and what a name.. what can go wrong if your name is Forrest Fang?!!), with this album he shoots another masterpiece into the endless universe... Forrest is a multi-talented musician and creates arts of sound and nothing less.. This album just has it ALL... from deserted flows of space-ambient, to ‘Bruno Sanfilippo-ish’ piano-melodies, the always present, and stunning drones with beautiful Eastern instruments on top, gongs and singing-bowl sounds, it’s just too much to mention here.. I urge you to take this dive into the soundworld of this maestro!!! And if you’re there you’ll want to grab any work he has ever created I’m sure! By the way: I want to say thank you to Sam @ Projekt for their distribution network in Europe.. This means despite the crazy shippingcosts from the US to Europe, as Europeans we can still follow our passion as collectors en support the artists and labels by buying the physical products at an effortable price! This CD for example has such stunning artwork, grab it while you can!! Meanwhile this is one for my yearlist of 2019... Thanks Forrest!!
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Frank Inzan Owen (Hidden Mountain) A haunting recording... Favorite track: Night Procession.
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Scott the last thing I see
through ripples in the water
her fading image

This album is a wonderfully melancholic journey created from a rich sonic palette. My CD arrived today, and it was the perfect accompaniment to a cold, dark, snowy evening. The vertically-oriented package was a good choice for this cover art. Favorite track: Her Fading Image.
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Over the course of seventeen solo albums and three-plus decades, Bay-area ambient/electronic musician Forrest Fang has cultivated his surrealist blend of electronically-transformed ethnic instruments and minimalist aural environments. Fang’s pieces reflect his uniquely personal universe of influences, mysterious objects and undefined phenomena. Gently layered drones combine with slow-moving piano themes, violin, as well as subtle Eastern string, wind, and percussive elements.

A ‘Fata Morgana’ is a special form of mirage that makes objects appear to float in air. On Fang’s latest Projekt album, The Fata Morgana Dream, his sonic world suspends time with accents and undertones that seemingly emerge from the subconscious.

“For this album,” Fang reflects, “I created a series of atmospheric pieces that are connected by a nocturnal and free-floating spirit that allows different instruments, treatments and effects to interact in a malleable space. The overall mood comes from somewhere between sleep and wakefulness where the familiar might reappear in an unfamiliar way because of the dreamlike state.”

The album begins with “The Mouth of the Ocean,” a layered and subtly-textured piece with strings and echoing electronic tones marking the commencement of a colorful journey. A visit to the dense tropical landscape of “Matted Leaves” follows, leading the listener to a “Night Procession” of gamelan-flavored polyrhythms that are accompanied by looping violins. Two contemplative keyboard-based pieces follow — “Her Fading Image” and “Lullaby for a Twin Moon” — that are complemented by Fang’s electronic clouds suspended in the realm of thought. The next piece, “Remembrance Point,” is a highlight of the album with its echoing piano riding just above a bed of electronic strings. The album makes a gradual and gentle return with its final two pieces. “Dream of the Last Fisherman” features Fang’s Balinese and Burmese gongs and a Japanese Palm Harp, while “To the End and Back” features his violin, a sea of overlapping synthesizer drones and a small, resonating sound sculpture (built by visionary designer Harry Bertoia) that Fang strokes with his fingers.



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Projekt is America's premier independent label specializing in passionately intense introspective music in the ambient, electronic, ethereal & darkwave genres.

39-year-old Projekt is home to Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo, Michael Stearns, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Aurelio Voltaire and many others. The label continues to nurture the careers of its select roster of artists.
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