Forrest Fang previously released The Wolf at the Ruins, an intriguing mixture of styles, from eerie Eno-esque terrain to multifaceted ethnic colorings. Now Fang has created the fascinating World Diary, a further exploration of non-Western influences, drawing on his Chinese heritage. Forrest is joined on a couple of tracks by musicians from Tibet and China, while using instruments from Bali, Kenya, Syria, Bolivia and the Far East. From ominous rumbles to rich drones, Fang builds fertile backdrops for his conveyance of the dark beauty and focused intensity at the heart of his intriguing compositions.
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