Majestic, powerful, healing, searching, evocative celestial soundscapes. Layers of rich, subtle textures and melody weave into a unified sonic alchemy! A sacred marriage of heart and soul, enveloping the listener in enormous, slowly evolving layers of sound; the journey concludes with a feeling of harmony, spaciousness and deep peace. Includes exquisite musical contributions from Nigel Shaw (celtic whistle) on ‘Sacred Marriage’ and Brian Abbott (glissando guitar) on ‘Liquid Light’.
Vision Magazine – ALCHEMY CD Review – 2003
Katie Gallanti, Editor
Andrew Forrest’s long awaited new CD, his first release
since 1998, is finally available to the public. Picking up from where his last composition ‘Alpha~Omega’ left off, in the first track we find again the deep epic instrumental sound-scapes that lead the way on an inner journey into remote space and timelessness. But as we journey further into ‘Alchemy’ we find that the soul sweeping harmonics and trance-ambient movements so characteristic of Andrew’s work are intermittently blended with a new intimate and heart centred tone. We find the melodies of a traditional piano and the sounds of shamanic voices, earthly signatures amidst cosmic harmonies, creating the feeling of a true bridge between heaven and earth.
This is an alchemy of soul and heart, of cosmic and earthly, a sacred marriage that, bringing light into matter, transmutes ordinary consciousness into gold. As we are transported along waves of light, emotion and masterfully crafted music, we too are sucked into the current of this alchemical river of sound. A river from which we emerge transformed.
Andrew Forrest has yet again created a musical jewel that transcends words, an inspiring and truly beautiful work of the heart.