Emmasierra Songs presents the release of “Times When I Know You'll Watch The Sky”, the new and third full length album in two years, by Fran Dominguez and Forest Robots. With this album and the accompanying short film, “All Things Grow Faint With Great Adorn In Autumn", it is now clear Fran's goal all along has been to build a world of sound around these releases.
If the first album, "Supermoon Moonlight Part I" heralded the celebration of Spring, and "Timberline And Mountain Crest”, was a journey through the wonders of Summer, this latest release is a celebratory ode to Autumn. “Times When I Know You’ll Watch The Sky" is a representation of Stanley Horowitz’s quote about fall, where “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all”.
For this release, Fran brings the acoustic, orchestral, synth-wave, ambient and IDM sounds from previous efforts and elevates both the quotient and execution of the project's thematic message. Throughout the album, he threatens to break away from genre altogether with an intricate mixture of synthesizers and acoustic elements that has grown more complex without sounding laborious. Melodies grounded on celesta, glockenspiel and harp quietly envelop themselves with all manner of effects and beats, while vintage synthesizer sounds ooze a nostalgic sheen befitting Autumn.
"This is another superb piece of work from composer Fran Dominguez. He’s managed to forge an entirely unique niche with his nature-inspired ambient instrumentals" - The Faulkner Review
"Bright, lively, and emotive...this album is an avant garde and refined near masterpiece." - StepKid Magazine
"Rest assured that your year is not a complete one without this record" - Sleeping Bag Studios
"It is an album which is expertly conceived, deftly wrought and brilliantly delivered." - Dancing About Architecture
"Forest Robots sculpts a gentle electronic lullaby, one that wraps the listener in such gorgeous gauzy textures." - Beach Sloth
"Beautiful airy and ambient melodies...a blueprint for aspiring ambient-electronic musicians." - The Ark Of Music
"A short film or blanket of escapism that you can completely succumb to...an addictive and memorable highlight." - Stereo Stickman
"This release is a true trip, a voyage in sound to enjoy...you’re going to be in for something that will blow your mind." - The Bandcamp Diaries
released November 1, 2019
All composition, production, and design by Fran Dominguez.
supported by 20 fans who also own “Times When I Know You'll Watch The Sky”
did you walk along the ridge and find your self in the meadows of dream walking? where are we now? here? there? or where in this place we have found ourselves. imagine that place could be us. Armageddon_Speaking
supported by 16 fans who also own “Times When I Know You'll Watch The Sky”
Music from some other distorted dimension where this is all on the Radio One daytime A playlist .........I wanna go there now ! Straddles the line nicely between pumping Electronica and full on Hauntology. Absolutely love this . A second collection please . Kevin Grosvenor / Loopingstar