21Aug 2021

Sun Forest - Transitions

We're glad to introduce yet another project from our own man Nicola Caleffi:

As the year continues and summer rolls on to a close, we are pleased to welcome SUN FOREST to the Golden Ratio Frequencies family.  

SUN FOREST is the solo project of Nicola Caleffi. More known for his work with the prolific Italian neo psychedelic band Julie’s Haircut (Rocket Recordings) TRANSITIONS, his debut under the moniker, finds Caleffi in an altogether more subtle, yet just as mind expanding form. 

Across two longform pieces, Caleffi takes us on a buoyant journey through pulsing polyrhythms, ethereal synth sweeps and vibrant tonal colours.  

Recorded, mixed and mastered to analog tape for ultra warm tone, and taking inspiration from a wide scope of influences such as Eno’s Discreet Music, Arthur Russel’s Reach One, the ecstatic polyrhythms of Terry Riley and the sonorous vibrations of Spacemen 3, Caleffi brings us two pieces filled with both harmonic variations and melodic structures, both anchored by a meditational, grounding yet uplifting spirit.   

Taking up the A side, Emerald Days, named from the Buddhist’s praise of the Emerald stone as one of its seven spiritual jewels, massages ones core with minimal yet rejuvenating Rhodes piano and synth work anchored by a steady yet evolving heart-beat pulse, it’s 23 minutes acting as a meditative primer for the B side, Register of Light, an energising flight through soaring Tangerine Dream like sequences that propel the listener into an ecstatic aural voyage of momentum and motion.  

The two side long pieces that adorn TRANSITIONS are full of hope and promise, the ever evolving elements within the tracks reflecting Transitions through out; their digital to analog creation process, inner being to outward journeys, stillness to movement, Summer to Autumn, darkness to light, and all willing, our collective transition from recent chaotic events and mind states into a brighter, more conscious and expanded way of being. Wishful thinking perhaps, but TRANSITIONS 45 mins gives us a window of hope at least, and at best, the inspiration to take flight and make it so. 

Physical copies are available on high quality pro-dubbed C45 cassette tape with full colour 4 page panel inlay and silk-screened acetate Golden Ratio Spiral.   

Pre-orders available August 20th, full release and shipping begins Sept 10th.  creditsreleases September 10, 2021

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