“Upload” by Forest Management opens with deep bass tones and rich layered pads speckled with the rhythmic reverberations of pops and clicks, slowly eroding any angst left over from the day.
Upon completion of my Upload download I was quickly ushered into Forest Management’s world of great music. John Daniel, of Cleveland, Ohio, has a deep discography of warm drones and sweeping soundscapes. Upload is worth more than just a listen, and the opening track pulls the listener deep within the seven track album, subduing even the most distracted mind. The emotions are powerful and it’s hard not to be moved by tracks #2, #3, and #6. However each song is great and they all move nicely along to the next one creating a solid release front to back.
It’s always nice to just relax and tend the fires on a cold day here in the forest especially when accompanied by a great album whose sound (and name) match the setting perfectly. Upload contains an immense amount of warmth for these cold winter months and the subtle emotive changes swaying in and out of each track lifts the listener up and out of any negative state. Floating above the forest canopy, making sure it’s eco-system is managed with care.
If you can’t already tell, we love this album and for $3 it’s a steal! An affordable way to be good to yourself and relax with some truly great music. Be sure to like Forest Management on Facebook, follow on Soundcloud and peruse the discography on Bandcamp.