CD VERSION OF THE ALBUM IS NOW AVAILABLE AT WORMHOLE WORLD RECORDS:
Emmasierra Songs and Wormhole World Records are delighted to introduce to you the fifth full-length album by Fran Dominguez as Forest Robots, 'Amongst A Landscape Of Spiritual Reckoning'. This collection explores themes of spirituality, existentialism, and ethics and how each relates to the experience of parenthood amidst great global cultural instability.
Throughout the album's ten compositions, Fran compares different aspects of nature’s cycles to our own spiritual and philosophical cycles, and draws an analogous parallel between our external surroundings and our internal state of being in hopes of bringing to light a more empathic way of understanding our struggles in life.
Much of the album draws musical inspiration from Jon Hassell, Gigi Masin, Weather Report, Nick Drake and channels similar energy signifiers as John Coltrane’s 'A Love Supreme', Pharoah Sanders’ 'Thembi', and Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s 'Prepare Thyself To Deal With A Miracle' in exploring his own spiritual journeys with his daughter.
"Will wash all over you with its ambient, spacious sound waves." - Louder Than War
"Dominguez does not disappoint our expectations, further sealing the majestic gracefulness that characterizes his style." - Nova Music
"No doubt cements Dominguez’s reputation as one of the most creative and interesting ambient music visionaries of the past few years." - Monolith Cocktail
"A masterclass in how a minimalist style that mirrors the pace and expanse of nature can be so emotionally resonant" - The Faulkner Review
"Ambient, delicate, meditative – a breath of calm in a world of chaos." - Stereo Stickman