Amongst A Landscape Of Spiritual Reckoning

by Forest Robots

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Richard Hare Difficult to choose an individual track as this is such a complete work. Elegant and poignant, this is a big evolution from previous releases, more subtle and more focused. Favorite track: A Weak Mind Will Never Defeat A Strong Soul.
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ZZG Dense and richly layered, Amongst A Landscape Of Spiritual Reckoning is a beautiful album that defies easy categorization. Billowing synths and rich, deep piano combine with all manner of interesting sounds to create a unified, emotional album that's well worth your time. Favorite track: A Weak Mind Will Never Defeat A Strong Soul.
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Nu Jazz Sounds Groundbreaking doesn't cover it.

This music takes everything we previously might have pigeon-holed as minimilist, ambient, contemporary classical & electronica and creates an entirely new genre all of its own.

Inspired, cathartic & transcendental.

Congratulations, Fran. Favorite track: A Church Is Religion, A Tree Is Spirituality.
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thebrokencradle A beautiful story that fuses ambient, jazz, and other elements to create music that is somehow both sparse and lush. I love the message here and, being a father, have pondered about what I will leave my children. For me, Fran's purpose in making music is something I connect with and it's easy to listen to and love. Favorite track: We Only Die Once, But Can Be Grateful Every New Day.
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Willebrant The sound is intimate and close on this record, the intertwined creates a sense of oneness present throughout. The path is clear and the guidance is real inviting you into this spiritual landscape. Inspirational!
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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


released April 2, 2021

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered November 2020-January 2021.

Album Artwork by Howie Wonder.

All composition, production, and design by Fran Dominguez.

© & ℗ All Music copyrighted and published by Emmasierra Songs & Forest Robots™. Forest Robots (™), is a registered trademark of Emmasierra Songs and Francisco Javier Dominguez Pennock. Unauthorized use is an infringement of copyrights, trademarks, or proprietary rights.


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Forest Robots is a love letter to my daughter about the wonders of nature-a collection of photos & music written to accompany them. This is a glimpse to the music side of it.

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