Andrew Forrest | Resonance: Harmonics Trilogy, Vol. 1

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Resonance: Harmonics Trilogy, Vol. 1

by Andrew Forrest

Resonance is comprised of three long movements, each over 20 minutes. Very powerful instrumental soundscapes are followed by delicate, quiet, melodic and intricately woven passages. This is Andrew’s most classically inspired ambient space album to date.
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1. Harmonic Resonance: 1st Movement
ANDREW FORREST
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2. Harmonic Resonance: 2nd Movement
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22:29 album only
3. Harmonic Resonance: 3rd Movement
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20:25 album only
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“This recording is amazing! The ethereal soundscapes are artfully weaved into an intricate and richly textured sound experience. It relaxes the mind and body while giving flight to the spirit. Because of the depth and richness of sound, each experience reveals a sonic surprise previously missed.
You sir, compose like no other musician. This is your best work yet. I am amazed that you continue to surpass your own excellence.
BRAVO MR. FORREST, BRAVO!”

Linda Whitlock, USA



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Bert Strolenberg/SonicImmersion

Cosmic Splendour!
Despite the hard times to survive by putting out hard copy releases nowadays, independent electronic sound painter Andrew Forrest once more has found the faith and guts to let his creativity prevail above all.
The idea of a harmonics trilogy surfaced a few years back from now, as Andrew always had been fascinated by the word harmonic, especially in the obviously musical sense. It is his vision all of life is harmonic in a sense, everything vibrating at different frequencies and holding a unique resonance. When something resonates, it feels like there is an unspoken harmony, a kind of 'in-tune-ness' or equilibrium. This resonance seems to be a communication that is beyond words, beyond the mind, beyond time/space limitations. To sum it up: music is such a wonderful and natural medium for resonance to be expressed creatively.
While sculpting the body of work that would become the three movements of "Resonance", Mr Forrest soon had the feeling the outcome was going to be very powerful and magical. At the same time, it proved it would break some new sonic ground too.
The music also soon revealed a traditionally classical approach to form.
First of all, it contained themes at the start of each movement echoing later on towards the end of the same movement. Secondly, Andrew very much enjoyed developing the crescendo idea in each movement, exploring musical tension and release through a very slow build up that eventually resolves in a massive peak, usually followed by a more subtle, gentle passage. The sonic discovery eventually found Andrew exploring the many (if not endless) ins and outs of musical dramas of apparent opposites...melting light and shade, peaks and troughs, melody and abstraction.
"Resonance" marks the kick-off for the new "Harmonics"-trilogy of celestial space music, in which Andrew invested over 12 months of exhausting and challenging work along over 100 mixes of the music. The 66-minute work consists of three expansive, textural movements with occasional sequenced passages.
There’s a great ebb and flow of both massive and subtle sound pads that make up an in-depth and passionate journey. On this behalf, Andrew likes to state the listener will be immersed in a resonant harmonic sound field that will potentially cleanse, open and heal, hopefully leaving you feeling a sense of renewed inner- peace and well-being.
I personally feel immersing in the soft and highly imaginary core of "Resonance" and riding its neo-classical/ethereal waves is a celebration of pure beauty and wonder. Its spacious, grand design simply washes over you in a hugely comfortable sense, feeling honest and so much alive in all its calmness. The sparkling and at times awe inspiring outcome is most rewarding and satisfactory, creating a different and quiet mind set.
Hat’s off once more to you, Andrew!

Richard Gurtler

Magically fascinating deep space exploration!!!
Highly gifted ambient composer and painter Andrew Forrest, born in the UK, but since 1998 residing in New Zealand, has returned during the end of 2011 with his 6th full length album and the first part of "Harmonics Trilogy", entitled "Resonance" and packaged in elegant 4-panel digipak. Andrew Forrest is definitely one of those well-hidden and strongly underrated artists journeying through gorgeous deep space realms. "Harmonic Resonance" is the sole track title, presented in three longer movements, all clocking between 20 and 24 minutes. "Harmonic Resonance - 1st Movement" reveals with slow-motion drones, venturing across various, richly textured and evolving phases, from more deeply drifting and powerfully colossal drama through slightly more lighter and melodic paths to heavenly peaceful washes, but always preserving Andrew Forrest's identifying ethereally tranquil sound sculpting, which easily holds the attention of each journeying listener throughout the entire lengthy composition. A brilliantly entertaining and harmonic soundscape!!! "2nd Movement" floates through beautifully grandiose open spaces, masterfully enriched by celestial choir-like sounds and tenderly tinkling bells, before swelling into more intense and progressing sonic cascades. Again brightly colored in depth and spaciousness, always amazingly evocative and filled with unmeasurable majesty and grace. Hauntingly magnificent washes lead "3rd Movement", ornamented with assorted bell sounds, fragilely swirling around listener's ears. Stunningly immersing composition that again advances into other, spectacularly dramatic and cinematic deep space domains, precisely highlighted also by additional angelic choirs. Purely eternal sonic bliss is here!!! And a splendid conclusion of this magically fascinating "Resonance"!!! In case you are not familiar with Andrew Forrest's discography, act now, it's highly recommended to all aficionados searching for thrilling deep space explorations!!!

Richard Gürtler (May 24, 2012, Bratislava, Slovakia)

Chris Thomas

Master of sublime landscapes and spacescapes
I only discovered the music of Andrew Forrest a few months back via the Sonic Immersion electronic/ambient music review website. I'm already proud to say that I now own the complete collection of his musical output to date. If you like music in which to totally immerse oneself, then this is for you! Put on a good pair of headphones, switch off from the world,and relax. Let the serene soundscapes, ethereal and floating layers of exquisite pads, augmented from time to time with subtle sequencing, take you to other realms or wherever you may wish to journey. Sometimes abstract, sometimes grand and cinematic, sometimes heavenly or celestial, and sometimes simply quite beautiful and uplifting. The music is well crafted, excellently produced, mixed and mastered. I'm certainly looking forward to future releases from this talented artist.
Chris Thomas (Mirrored Meridian)
February 2014

SonicImmersion/BertStrolenberg

Cosmic Splendour
Despite the hard times to survive by putting out hard copy releases nowadays, independent electronic sound painter Andrew Forrest once more has found the faith and guts to let his creativity prevail above all.
The idea of a harmonics trilogy surfaced a few years back from now, as Andrew always had been fascinated by the word harmonic, especially in the obviously musical sense. It is his vision all of life is harmonic in a sense, everything vibrating at different frequencies and holding a unique resonance. When something resonates, it feels like there is an unspoken harmony, a kind of 'in-tune-ness' or equilibrium. This resonance seems to be a communication that is beyond words, beyond the mind, beyond time/space limitations. To sum it up: music is such a wonderful and natural medium for resonance to be expressed creatively.
While sculpting the body of work that would become the three movements of "Resonance", Mr Forrest soon had the feeling the outcome was going to be very powerful and magical. At the same time, it proved it would break some new sonic ground too.

The music also soon revealed a traditionally classical approach to form.
First of all, it contained themes at the start of each movement echoing later on towards the end of the same movement. Secondly, Andrew very much enjoyed developing the crescendo idea in each movement, exploring musical tension and release through a very slow build up that eventually resolves in a massive peak, usually followed by a more subtle, gentle passage. The sonic discovery eventually found Andrew exploring the many (if not endless) ins and outs of musical dramas of apparent opposites...melting light and shade, peaks and troughs, melody and abstraction.

"Resonance" marks the kick-off for the new "Harmonics"-trilogy of celestial space music, in which Andrew invested over 12 months of exhausting and challenging work along over 100 mixes of the music. The 66-minute work consists of three expansive, textural movements with occasional sequenced passages.
There’s a great ebb and flow of both massive and subtle sound pads that make up an in-depth and passionate journey. On this behalf, Andrew likes to state the listener will be immersed in a resonant harmonic sound field that will potentially cleanse, open and heal, hopefully leaving you feeling a sense of renewed inner- peace and well-being.

I personally feel immersing in the soft and highly imaginary core of "Resonance" and riding its neo-classical/ethereal waves is a celebration of pure beauty and wonder. Its spacious, grand design simply washes over you in a hugely comfortable sense, feeling honest and so much alive in all its calmness. The sparkling and at times awe inspiring outcome is most rewarding and satisfactory, creating a different and quiet mind set.
Hat’s off once more to you, Andrew!

Katie Gallanti

Outstanding
Once again, it has been a great pleasure to listen to Andrew Forrest’s new CD Resonance, Volume 1 of the Harmonic Trilogy. While I was listening I was thinking about how amazing all of Andrew’s compositions are and how surprising it is that his music is not better known, as every piece Andrew pens is a sophisticated classic, musically impeccable, full of depth, meaning and Soul.

I have been enamored with Andrews music from the first time I heard his CD Starseed, and fifteen years later, I find myself in love once again as I listen to this latest gem. There is a lightness of touch in the opening of Resonance that brings to mind a magical clearing populated by fairies. It gradually deepens into more potent tones but without losing in enchantment, eventually expanding into the broad soundscapes that are the signature trait of Andrew’s work. It is here that the heart expands and we are propelled into the higher dimensions of being, third eyes and crown chakras ablaze. If you are energy sensitive, it is literally hard to catch breath, as the energy transmission holds such high frequency. From this point onwards the music is a guide that opens doors to the higher worlds and magnificently paints with colored brushstrokes images of the infinite. Consciousness soars and our spirit merges with the One. And we become lost into the vibration of the transcendent, a journey in which all is found.

In many ways this CD should have been called Reverence, as this is the feeling it inspires, the reverence experienced when in the presence of the pure essence of all. Imbued with love in every note, this is an album that will be enjoyed by all old souls nostalgic of the vibration of home, as we are lead, one note at a time, into the arms of “The All”. Once again, outstanding.