Adam Forkner is a guy who knows how to make heady mind music. Yume Bitsu, anyone? The Portland-based musician has headed up a number of musical projects over the past few years, and his main focus now is White Rainbow. Past releases include an aural love letter to Honey Owens (aka Valet), and a five-CD set of out-and-out psych-rock bliss. Prism of Eternal Now is his Kranky debut, and it's also one of his most refined albums to date. Mixing the sound of quiet introspection with the occasional lysergic bliss of a trip through a prism, Forkner does his best to create music that will open your mind, relax you, and float you downstream. The songs on Prism of Eternal Now don't overwhelm you; occasionally, as on "Mystic Prism" and "Pulses," he offers a beat that will cause you to move. But most importantly, Forkner has created a listener-friendly trip into a beautifully colored sonic world full of primal and modern sounds meant to enlighten, enliven, and rejuvinate your senses.
Listen To: Mystic Prism
Prism of Eternal Now is out now on Kranky
Labels: Kranky Records, white rainbow