Amongst A Landscape Of Spiritual Reckoning
Hello and welcome.
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 change.
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 that focuses on self compassion.
Realizing that tackling such heavy themes require drawing inspiration from a vast plethora of sources, Fran drew musical inspiration from artists 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 journey with his daughter.
“As my daughter grows older and begins to ask questions of a more spiritual and philosophical nature, the experience of parenthood is becoming much more complex for myself. The issue of religion versus spirituality as tools to guide her moral compass are at the forefront of my own personal journey to becoming a more competent moral guide. This album serves as a collection of tenets collected for her that are grounded on the idea that we reach a greater understanding of our own spirituality by observing the inner workings of our surroundings and our interconnectedness with them.”
After 2020’s critically lauded ‘After Geography’ (Bandcamp Daily’s Best Of 2020, Electronic Sound Magazine Issue 69, The Moderns 2019-2020, and Others), Fran continues to set himself free of genre specific albums with Amongst A Landscape Of Spiritual Reckoning by creating an album that draws on Ambient, Jazz, Orchestral, Folk, Drone, and Electronic music on equal measures and breaking new and compelling ground on Fran’s music catalogue. The album will be out on CD and digital through Wormhole World Records (https://wormholeworld.bandcamp.com) as well as all digital streaming platforms worldwide, Friday April 2nd, 2021.
Thank you so much for your consideration and support.