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Dreaming Time

by Forrest Smithson

A gracefully unfolding sonic narrative, woven within soundscapes of contemplative lyricism, bringing forth a sustained connection to open receptivity. The creation of vibratory environments for activation, remembrance, integration and expansion.
Genre: New Age: Ambient
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dreaming Time I
25:06 $3.99
2. Dreaming Time II
18:26 $3.99
3. Dreaming Time III
15:22 $3.99
4. Dreaming Time IV
17:24 $3.99
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Dreaming Time ( Find longer samples and other works at: www.forrestsmithson.com )


The creation of vibratory environments for activation, remembrance, integration and expansion.


Dreaming Time I

A gracefully unfolding sonic narrative bringing forth a sustained connection to open receptivity.

Creating a space of responsive belonging for the uniqueness of each emerging expression of awareness within this sea of consciousness.

As the experience of wholeness permeates awareness within form, diversity of expression populates the field of oneness in recognition and acknowledgement of this realization of unity.


Dreaming Time II

The will of the Heart-Mind vibrates the intensities that lay latent within the energetic sphere of consciousness.

Creating a magnetic center within awareness that embraces the awakening elements that have been coaxed into movement.

As the energetic elements of diversity move, the Heart-Mind coalesces them into expressive relationship.

As the will of the Heart-Mind sustains this relationship, unity is presented to awareness and the experience of wholeness comes into availability within form.

Movement and expression pass-through unobstructed, intersecting at the focal point of the Heart Mind’s awareness.


Dream Time III

Aural delicacies and sonic swells merge, arising to create thick woven textures of sustained mystery.

Awareness swims in an auditory palette of colors and sounds, poured out over each other, laced with rhythmic patterns that signals of cohesion, creating deep permeable streams of sonic diversity.

Sounds from differing spaces and times intersect, each sustaining it’s own unique sonic voice, energizing through contrasting rhythms and expanding the harmonic qualities of each other, exchanging places, creating patterns of relationship, leading, following, and echoing in an expansive space of unity.

Dreaming Time IV

Bell like tones introduce the presence of an alter for awareness to abide in receptivity.

Ethereal voices sustain a pathway into a region of sonic nurturance where the intent of the Heart-Mind is revealed in harmonious relationship with humanity, nature, and the mystery of the unknown.

Readying awareness to express the unified embodiment of reverence and awe, as the unknown and the known are woven together and stirred into a movement of calm assurance.

Leaving awareness in a state of silent receptivity, awareness coalesces the various into wholeness.



copyright: forrest smithson 2013


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Forrest’s musical creations emerge from a natural affinity for embracing diverse elements and variables of sound coming from multiple locations and holding them in awareness as a unified event.

This ability to unify elements of varied energetic qualities, in differing states of unfoldment, is brought forth to create sonic presentations of wholeness within form.

Forrest is devoted to a process of embracing the intensities as they occur within the daily awake time of ordinary life.

This journey towards the mastery of open, active receptivity functions on the practical level of establishing a deep, stable, living location within the heart for birthing the emergence of unity awareness and bringing it into context of musical expressions.

This true intersection becomes a place within for establishing a direct relationship with the unknown. This relationship with the unknown coming to be known is embraced and navigated by an awareness born of the joining of heart and mind.

As intensities ripen into availability, the energetic elements move to join in the process of unification, bringing elements that were previously experienced in separation into the experience of unity awareness, contributing then to the sonic expression of wholeness.

Forrest was born in 1956 and has been a musician all his life. When younger he studied piano, trumpet and guitar. He studied composition privately, but mostly he has self studied which has been the most efficaciously fitting for his musical development.

Throughout his life Forrest has had a strong desire to bring the energetic elements within his life’s events and relationships into musical expression and has made many privately distributed recordings to share with family and friends.

In the last few years, the musical expression of the inner growth that was occurring in his own life came into very clear focus. He quickly intuited the process that he sensed he needed for this expression to be served.

The musical category for his music seems to be best described as Immersive Electronic Soundscapes, even though Ambient, Avant Garde, and Experimental descriptors also apply.

Forrest prefers a long form for the pieces he creates. The desire to bring to expression the emotional and spiritual elements guides each pieces’ unfolding nature.

The music that Forrest brings forth is the music that he himself longs to hear. So his process of creation is consistent with being in alignment with his own truth.

Forrest is always working on a number of pieces simultaneously. There are other CD projects in the finishing processes and numerous other projects that are in various stages of unfoldment.

Here, we hope that the listener senses and discovers the niche appeal of these works and find a recurring place in each one’s musical catalog.

Forrest’s music is available through various distributors worldwide, such as Amazon, iTunes, eMusic, Google, CD Baby, CD Universe and others. Products may also be purchased at his artist’s site.

www.forrestsmithson.com

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Helena Dee

FORREST SMITHSON MUSIC TRAVELS FROM CONTEMPLATIVE TO MYSTERIOUS TO REVERENT
The new CD called DREAMING TIME by the synthesist FORREST SMITHSON proves to be a classic ambient album exploring some tried-and-true ambient methodologies and also taking ambient to some new and intriguing places. This is deep, complex, emotionally-engaging music with a lot going on within each track. The music is relaxing, but thought-provoking, a bit sci-fi and cinematic, fascinating in its depth.

The album is divided into four movements or sections, each with its own distinct personality. While most of the music features synth sounds, occasionally there is other instrumentation (crystal bowls, celestial choirs, strings, even percussion) and the sounds of children, birds and water.

The music was inspired by various human experiences and serves as an invitation for listeners to experience different moods including contemplative, positive life-changing, mysterious or reverent. Each section of music is richly-textured, multi-layered and diverse in its musical arrangement, which includes varying speeds, rhythms, movement and intensities. Smithson says he often tries to have six to eight different parts going on at once within the music. In addition to the ambient genre, this music has appeal to fans of the genres of new age, space music, neo-classical, avant-garde, chill and gentle electronica.
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Raj Manoharan (www.rajmanreviews.blogspot.com)

The RajMan Review
If ever there was a CD for putting your cares aside and letting your subconscious drift into a blissful, dreamlike state, this is it.

This lush, ethereal synthesizer opus is one major musical suite divided into four title tracks distinguished by sequential number. The result is flexibility for the listener who may only be able to benefit from one musical therapy session at a time or can maximize use of the entire program.

The tunes and tones are entrancing and hypnotic and can be utilized as catharsis, non-intrusive background music, or just simply pleasant listening.

If your nerves need soothing or you just want to chill out, Forrest Smithson is your go-to guy.
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