Forrest Fang

Folklore

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Forrest Fang is a veteran ambient musician. Folklore is one of his landmark releases. That term -- "landmark release" -- is used frequently to describe Fang's releases. He has four or five releases and they are all landmarks of some sort or another. His signature style is to blend the folk music of his Chinese heritage with modern and electronic ambience. He combines traditional ethnic instruments with modern electronic instruments and techniques. The results are very deliberate and intricate atmospheres, some with edges and some smooth. Fang defines several moods with his melodies. His soundscapes are always descriptive. This is unique ambience. It compares favorably to the music of Thom Brennan, Blasdel & Uehara, and Stephan Baer.

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