Song writer Eric Owyoung’s (from San Diego, California) melodic ambient rock project titled “Future of Forestry” has suddenly released a new studio album “Pages” as a surprise for fans with a 12-song version becoming immediately available on iTunes.
We had a listen:
The album starts with ‘Hold My Hand’. A guitar bubbles alongside some ominous strings.
The voice is tobacco-yeast rich — and is softer when it reaches the subtly beautiful chorus.
As this song builds, a generous supporting voice adds quality, whilst a scraping rhythm develops— along with some joyful keys and eloquent orchestration.
This is brilliant autumn-gold.
‘By the Water‘ is jauntier with a finger-tapping beat. The vocal here is tousled, with fresh breaths crossing the fringes.
Articulate violin adds tufts of sun before the splendid chorus reaches its first rocky peak.
This is generous, uplifting and profusely passionate.
Far softer and deeply thought-provoking ‘Learn to Love’ is a folk song with a gentle storm of great orchestration never far away. Glimpsed over the horizon.
Eric’s vocals here are incredibly well crafted. The highs are gently mewing, but also feel masculine and reliable.
‘Seasons’ has a piano accompaniment. It is powerful and magnificent.
This is the strongest vocal experience we have on the album. Moody, ardent and budding with sensitivity and lyricism.
Title track ‘Pages’ has rippling chords strings and dribbles of sweet keys.
The voices here have a subtle influence upon each other, embracing together, and developing together in promising style.
Fervent folk-rock with glorious voices, triumphant musicality — and poignant, often heart-rending, compositions.
Words: @neilmach 2015 ©
Pages is available now at http://futureofforestry.bigcartel.com