They are always short, the lyrics, always seeming like mere snippets of deeper thoughts or poems. It works within these high energy, ever-shifting soundscapes. You’d know a Gonetcha record after spending even just a little time with these songs.
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.
A self-proclaimed rock star with a fondness for rap music, though that’s something of an understatement. A heavy project, skillfully crafted, with volume, depth & delicacy. Worth exploring as the summer months grow closer.
The overwhelming peacefulness of the audio, the way that it seems to stop time for you as you listen, allows you to really face up to the things that matter or that have been on your mind.
The instrumentation is brilliant, a live show would fill the room with peaceful energy & flawlessly skinful musicianship – with just a touch of electronic experimentation to keep a certain thread of alternative energy alive.
This underlying sense of joy & possibility goes from strength to strength. There are plenty of minutes of hypnotic rhythm, as well as freely meandering riffs that carry the story line as if you & it are one & the same; on the back of a surf board, riding the wave.
A single note soundscape, a splash of reverb, and a whole lot of silence make for something that leaves you completely lost in the chasm of your own thoughts.
Creatively the music on the project varies distinctly as N0va has collaborated with a number of different producers to build the project, however, there is a definite overall mood that keeps things relevant & easy to escape into.
The music feels distinctly expressive of certain human emotions, but it presents this in a notably electronic & industrial manner. The production is as free as can be, the audio encompasses you like some vast, unexplored desert.
Showcasing the best in poetic story-telling & musical prowess, this album – originally called “Trump Songs for Leonard Cohen” – gives audiences a relevantly Cohen or Dylan-esque playlist of uplifting darkness & provocative reflections on life.
Dark Lite’s message is strong – don’t let any one tell you that you can’t do something. If the dream is there, go after it. From Belgium to New York is his story; a well produced, creative & passionate debut album.
The creative freedom to explore & express whatever is of interest is unstoppable here, which makes for something loaded with individuality. A touch of Outkast comes through on occasion, as does a hint of Cypress Hill. Everything else feels completely new.