Rise of Nature
There isn't much instantly available about Sleeping Forest, and yet the music holds an esteem that for me, requires a little celebration. The magically crafted album Rise of Nature is made with electronic instruments including guitars. The paint work of colour with sound is gigantic, with sensational waves from many aspects of existence, entering our audio perceptions at an array of angles. Head fizzing effervescence spun into strands of sonic candy, some have a filling that carries a kick, others are more fluffy and dreamy in context.
The album works in a way that creates an atmosphere, it's not a singalong or even a danceathon, but there is elements of soundtrack which causes us to feel a certain way while it hums along in our earshot. It doesn't matter what we're doing, what we want to achieve, it will have a more space age feel about it while accompanied by this album.
Full use of the studio gizmo is utilized with respectable skill, with extreme examples of how stereo and surround can enhance our experience. The mixing is extra-ordinarily good, and even though electro music must be produced well, the levels of mastery in the mastering are suitably notable. The Amethystium ring to this kind of thing makes us think of new age meditation but that couldn't be further from the truth of this work, here we are asked to dance with stardust, and that stuff can be pretty hot.
The electronic music produced is an epic piece of work, it could be boring if we want to rock out, it could be too intense if we want to drift off into sleep but if we are painting, reading, writing some stuff down about an album, it's actually pretty ideal. One for the regular pile, for sure. To be honest, the ghostly significance of the album art combined with the music, can have us whisked off into dreamlike story book nostalgia for quite some time.