Volume 3 (Andromeda) in the ‘Star System Trilogy’
An epic, beautiful instrumental space journey, transporting us home to our galactic origins. Trance-ambient movements, vast abstract textures and profound sonic experiments make this a cosmic music experience that deepens with each listening.
Instruments include keyboards, choirs, flutes, wind-chimes and samples.
“The sound he masterfully offers in Alpha~Omega is elegantly timeless, deliciously transporting, and certainly in an ecstatic category by itself. I joyfully recommend it!” Ariel Spilsbury, Author of ‘The Mayan Oracle: Return Path to the Stars’, USA
Vision Magazine – Alpha~Omega CD Review
Katie Gallanti, Editor
Alpha~Omega, created by Andrew Forrest, a reclusive English musician and painter of unique genius, is a composition that takes you on a journey to the infinite and beyond. Moody and emotional in tracks such as “In Search of Seraphim”, it soon explodes into melodies where the human voice becomes instrumental and communes with choirs of angels. Andrew Forrest has a gift that very few possess: the gift of an untainted mystical vision with an outstanding talent to match. Awe inspiring.
MY CHOICE: ANDREW FORREST ~ ALPHA-OMEGA
E-dition EM Magazine
Reviews by Music Critic Bert Strolenberg, Holland
Rating: 4 stars
Alpha-Omega is the final chapter of the Star-System trilogy, released in the year Andrew Forrest permanently moved to New Zealand. The album contains seven tracks making up 74 minutes of ethereal heavenly music. At times a bit reminiscent of the floating works of Michael Stearns, the music breaths a great sense of space and relaxation. “Lightyears” features a distinct use of sequences embedded in celestial atmospheres, sometimes balancing on the edge of New Age, while the second track merely contains choirs and isn’t that spacey to my ears. Great space textures and choirs lead the way on the third track before another highlight can be heard in the strong “Parallel Worlds”, which has a great celestial impact and synthesizer effects. “Dark Portal” sounds overall majestic with its nice flute additions, before we get to the title track of the album. This is without doubt the strongest track, with its deep space realms and uplifting soundscapes. The nice drifting “Heavenly Host” brings the album to a beautiful close. This album can definitely compete with its predecessor. Now we have to wait for the release on CD of the first part of the trilogy, “Infinite Octaves”.