Fran is the artist, the master of building soundscapes within which the natural and industrial worlds collide and collaborate in equal parts. For this project, however, we see a notable shift in style.
If vast and profound escapism is the required artform, Forest Robots, this album in particular, has it mastered.
Ambient, delicate, meditative – a breath of calm in a world of chaos.
A beautiful gift for ambient music fans far and wide – embrace the outdoors from the comfort of your home.
The opening moments immediately put the listener at ease – here comes that fine fusion of retro electronica and the sounds of the natural world; here comes the dreamland, the ethereal bliss.
To break this down to its underlying sentiments, the song for the most part addresses personal difficulty – struggle, regret, looking back. And yet, in line with that you get a surprisingly uplifting & hopeful arrangement, and by the end the song offers a similar level of possibility; ‘Regret can’t be something you take with you everyday’.
Always one to throw in more than a few subtle curve balls, Forest Robots proves there is no limit to his creative reach – no hill too high to climb, no sound too unusual to approach & master with professionalism & care.
Hone your personal sound around what feels the most true to you. Your surroundings, where you grew up, where you travel to, the places & people you reach out to for inspiration or enlightenment, the feelings you experience. All of these things shape who we are.
The project in full is where the true beauty & strength exists. Forest Robots is a perfectly fitting name for an artist who crafts these kind of considerate & conscious arenas of music.