Digital EP + one LP is out and another album is to be released at the end of August 2019!
The brand new FORFAX EP – “Inanna’s Descent Into the Underworld” AND the first full-length album “The Haunting Nightmare” is now available on Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, iTunes, Google Play Music and YouTube Music.
A second digital LP is to be released during August. But before we move on, we’d like to explain both the project as such and the three releases because there is some stuff that needs to be clarified before you head on!
Let me introduce you to FORFAX
Please, take ten minutes of your life and read my words, I ask you because I believe that you actually may gain something from it no matter which music you normally listen to.
Project FORFAX was born during spring 2018 in Rånäs, Norrtälje outside of Stockholm, Sweden. It consists of me and one secret person. This person is a big driving force behind FORFAX creativity and wishes to remain unknown. All the while I create all the music – all of the natural influences and the sole architecture of FORFAX playground is being prepared by the “silent” member. I will now talk about the music.
Some new kind of strange music has found its way out of my bizarre brain from the same source that Eucharist’s riff-making comes from. It is not metal and not techno. Its music is mainly instrumental Ambient but in so many different forms and shapes that it creates a whole world of different audible impressions which in turn affect the mind in an often meditative way. More about this later. FORFAX’s tracks are also long, repetitive and are built on monotonous rhythmic that can be truly mesmerizing when focusing on the music.
I will give you a tip: you are meant to listen to these instrumental tracks, ideally with headphones, and with your eyes closed and when you have the time to really focus on the music – just the way you would when listening to, let’s say, Frédéric Chopin‘s nocturnes, i.e. Classical music. This material has a potential meditative effect on the mind if you just close your eyes and focus on its tones and rhythmic. You should not zap through the tracks when your immediate instinct tells you that the tracks are too long (it is kind of a part of the treatment) – but rather stay where you are at and, if needed, withstand or endure the length of the tracks even though you may find its content disturbing, perhaps a bit psychotic or too repetitive or if the tones are too dark and depressive. Another reason to keep listen is that often after a long start the architecture of the tracks often change and thus the soundscape. Honestly – it pays off to focus and stay on the track! And don’t forget to close your eyes before this hypnotizing journey begin because that truly increases the experience.
The FORFAX Experience
Listening to FORFAX is more of an experience than a normal listening because it will take you through a wide artistic environment where no rules or limits apply but the imagination of – through this “silent” person – my own enhanced creativity.
If you decide to embark upon the FORFAX journey, mysterious things may begin to happen inside your mind on a spiritual level. Listen to how dampened, devilish horns and trumpets of madness are being blown from the depths of the burning underworld and are being mixed with sounds and different instruments to create a vast and highly meditative soundscape where tones of depression, sadness and melancholy meet obscure darkness in a demonic maze of monotonous, repetitive rhythmic. A place where horror, grief and despair but also beautiful harmonic tones will interact and stream into your soul like the current in a river that cuts through a fantastic and dreamy, mysterious landscape which will serve as the playground for your imaginative interpretation of the musical content of FORFAX – my pride and joy.
The EP entitled “Inanna’s Descent Into the Underworld” has five tracks. These tracks are of a mixed source or it has both the disturbing, dark and hypnotic elements but also tones of beautiful sadness and harmonic melancholy. They do not represent and are not a part of the two forthcoming albums!
Two Full-Length Albums
A year has passed since the start of this project and over 80 tracks have been produced. Out of them, we have chosen 12 tracks for one album and also 12 tracks for the second album. Here are a few words about the albums…
The first album – “The Haunting Nightmare” (digitally released) – contains the first part of the production year and we have gathered for this album the tracks that are dark, demonic, to some even musically disturbing and they are almost all very monotonous tracks that tend to build up from a very calm breeze in the beginning to a more powerful storm, so to speak. The tracks deal with sorrow, depression, darkness and despair.
The second album (unreleased – no title given yet) on the other hand, contains more mellow and more melodic tones and it is very hard to categorize the music because we feel they are in-between genres. The tracks are full of expressive feelings and emotions.
Every track is unique in its architecture and differs in tonality, sounds, instruments and the emotions which it evokes. While some tracks may really intrigue you others may not appeal to you at all or the opposite. This is our intention: to challenge the ear and mind of the listener. We dare to take pride from what we think is an amazing result! A result we now pass on to you!
We have done our bit – now it is time to succumb your souls with the jaws of insanity and the beauty of the darker, bizarre sides of the human being.
Thank you very much if you have read all the way down to here! It is greatly appreciated. You are also very welcome to leave feedback using comments here; both negative and positive, of course!
And psssst…. if you like what you hear we’d be happy if you spread the word about FORFAX and if you dislike it – please, spread those thoughts anyway and let other people make up their own minds by listening to us themselves. Thank you again and have a nice day!