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Lonely Desert album show

The friendly folks from One World Music have an album show for our new Lonely Desert album for you. Listen to it to hear a couple of full tracks, samples of all the songs and Peter telling background stories…

**update; the original was deleted in December 2017, this is a new upload.

New album Lonely Desert coming soon!

Forest Field LD Cover for the web

Forest Field are back with  their fourth full length album. Vocals were recorded in The Musik Room, USA. All other instruments were performed, recorded and produced by Peter Cox at Down the Road studio Netherlands. The album was also mixed and mastered there.

After the award winning Angels? album (best Rock album of 2015 on One World Music Radio), Forest Field just dived in with eyes closed and set out to make an even more exciting album. Loosely based on the Dune saga from Frank Herbert and other science fiction topics, Lonely Desert raises the bar even further. From instrumental tracks, to the epic Fear, the band bring their trademark melodies, harmonies and impressive guitar work to the next level. Let alone the beautiful art from the famous Blekkmark Design Studio…

Tracks:

  1. Valley Of Pain (7:10)
  2. Coriolis (7:01)*
  3. Doomed In The Desert (6:21)
  4. Alienation (Stranger In Me) (5:08)
  5. To Bits (3:01)*
  6. Asleep (5:24)
  7. Into The Light (5:25)
  8. Riding The Worm (3:27)*
  9. The Confrontation (5:05)
  10. Fear (15:10)

*  instrumental. All songs by Peter Cox.

Listen to the EPK:

Angels? wins 2015 OWMR Award for Best Rock Album!

2015 OWMR award Forest Field

 

We are still absolutely floored by the news that our album Angels has won the 2015 One World Music Radio award for Best Rock Album! On the show page you can see all the nominees in all the categories and have a listen at the award show podcast. The title track of the album is featured in the show:

http://oneworldmusic.co.uk/#/owmr-awards/4581224063

 

If you wanna have a listen visit the album page and if you would like to own it, it is available online on all major players, on Spotify, or go directly to our label Rock Company (which helps us the most!)

New Review!

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On Forest Field:

 

AOR with a little Prog influence? Functions pretty well in case of Forest Field’s third album

In all honesty, the band name is a bit of a mistake, because behind it we find a duo: from the US Phil Vincent (Legion, Tragik) on Vocals and Dutchman Peter Cox (Chinawhite, Earthshine) handles all instruments (Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drums). But with the quality on offer, we will not make a problem out of this

a powerful release

To find out more of the story behind the 8.5 out of 10 points, go to http://www.crossfire-metal.de/13468-0-FOREST-FIELD-ANGELS.html.

Nominated for OMWR 2015 Awards!

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Hi all,
wanted to let you know our album Angels? is nominated for best rock album of 2015 on the One World Music Radio awards 2015.Needless to say we are very proud of that. Check the Nominees and catogories here:http://oneworldmusic.co.uk/#/owmr-awards/4581224063

There is also a possibility to vote for Peter in the Peoples Choice award. Another big honor!
And last but not least; reception in the press has been the best so far. Makes us more determined to try to make an even better record. Which we have already started smile-emoticon
Take care, and thanks for you support.
Oh, and the http://www.rockcompany.nl website has been updated with some cool new features, you might want to check that out.

Amazing review on Strutter!

Famed site Strutter has published an amazing review of our latest album on their site. It reads:

Forest Field ‘Angels?’ (Rock Company)

Forest Field is a Dutch project lead by Chinawhite guitarist Peter Cox. The album Angels? features Peter not only playing guitar, but also bass, keyboards, mellotron, piano, drums and organ, while for the singing part we can hear good old American singer Phil Vincent, who is also a multi-instrumentalist and a regular feature in the melodic rockscene. Phil and I go back in time to the mid 1990s when he released his first couple of albums in a period when this kind of music was completely dead. Now in 2015 melodic rock is all around and Forest Field is a great project that can easily be mentioned alongside Phil Vincent’s music, although there’s much more to explore here, because Peter also loves to go wild on the keys and then a sorta new age meets 70s symphonic rock instrumental sound is hearable. Anyway, if we have a look at the tracklisting, it starts with the instrumental Broken wings, followed by Angels (typical Phil Vincent style, good catchy 80s uptempo melodic heavy rocker like Pink Cream 69 meets Praying Mantis), Left at cloud 9 (beautiful instrumental calm piece), It looks like rain (nice semi instrumental, bluesy rock, beginning melodic rock), Angel with a dirty face (midtempo AORish, Journey meets House Of Lords, good vocals by Phil and perhaps the best song), Message for a messenger (great instrumental, a little mystic), The zoo (good Phil Vincent ish melodic rock), Lovers lane (great instrumental, guitar solo a la Neal Schon, beautiful melodies and definitely the best instrumental), Change me (very nice midtempo melodic rock, slightly proggy), In excelsis (fine instrumental, great guitarsolo towards the end, a lengthy tune) and closing track Spot on the sun (a heavier tune, most proggy tune on the album). Concluded, a good portion of melodic rock here when Phil sings, with some paths leading to light prog and new age when it all goes into the instrumental breaks. Check it out for yourself at: https://www.reverbnation.com/forestfield and https://www.forestfield.nl/

(Points: 8.0 out of 10)

Classic Rock Society like Angels?!

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Great review DPRP

dprp review Forest Field - Angels?The Dutch Progressive Rock Pages (who by the way are an international webzine) have done a great review of our latest album Angels?

Some Quotes:

*If there was to be a prize for the most misleading cover of a prog rock CD, I would certainly nominate the Dutch band Forest Field. Their third CD, Angels?, comes in a carton card box with a cartoon on the cover showing a naked girl wrapped in yellow tape that carries the text “Caution, Keep Out”. For me, this signals ‘keep away!’ as this CD will contain some uninteresting drum ‘n bass, house, dance or techno musical adventure, all of which I’m totally uninterested in. But Forest Field is none of these at all, and that’s the first good thing about this album!

* Phil Vincent, an American vocalist with whom Cox has also worked on former Forest Field albums, takes care of all vocals, recording remotely from Cox in an American studio. His voice reminds me of Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson, and that’s not a bad thing!

* With four more instrumentals, varying from the short but nice Left at Cloud 9 through to the beautiful Message for a Messenger (there so much in that song that brings the Eagles’ Journey of the Sorcerer to mind, which is nice) toLovers Lane, a guitar-driven instrumental that proceeds at a rather slow but enjoyable pace, reminiscent of Snowy White’s Bird of Paradise!

* The album also offers more up-tempo songs, such as the title track, which shows a very different side of the band as it is a AOR song in the vein of Journey or Foreigner. Angel With a Dirty Face is another example of that style, with nice percussion played just after the time signature, which has an overall feeling of Foreigner’s Feels Like the First Time.

* Inbetween is the ballad Looks Like Rain, which has very nice, slightly-distorted guitars following the harmony vocals and odd-time signatures, leading to an attractive bluesy guitar solo that makes this a great track!

* Peter Cox indicates on the inner sleeve of the package that not all of this project should be taken too seriously. Well, that may account for the sleeve (good practical joke!) but he has taken himself quite seriously in the music, which pays off due to its quality. Tracks such as Message for a Messenger and It Looks Like Rain are little gems. Not all of the album may be as progressive as many readers of this site would like, but it’s progressive enough to check out.

All resulting in a 7.5 out of 10 score. Thanks to Theo Verstrael!

Read the full article here.

Review Background Magazine

bm forest field angels reviewAnd again a more favorable review from my home country. Seems the reviewers are finally warming up a bit to the Forest Field sound 😉

 

Here some quotes:

* I have to credit Peter for focussing on the rock element, the compositions have an extra crunch, mainly because of the overly present guitar solos and melodies that Angels? holds.

* Listen to his guitar solos on the instrumental In Excelsis and you hear he really has the skills and knowhow to pull off some fine guitar work.

It Looks Like Rain is a fine song with fine solos and The Zoo is another one I do like very much.

Read it in full here

Thanks you Pedro!

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