About Forces of Nature

FoN-Logo-WHITEIt isn’t often that a band comes along that changes history. The Forces of Nature can’t claim to have been that band, but their music encapsulated a transitory period in electronic music: a pivotal moment at which music was surging forward in a wave of ever-faster junglist breaks and techno sounds, while simultaneously reaching back to the jazz of the 60s and the soul grooves of the 70s and 80s for inspiration.

Inspired by this musical maelstrom of ideas, Chalke LOM and Tony Reeves set about creating music that blurred these musical boundaries. Singles and albums followed, along with releases on LTJ Bukem’s Earth series and their own Tundra Records imprint. Collaborations also followed: Chalke with the loop-digging MC Mr. Morestyles and the deep-house groovehead K-Fish, whilst Tony embarked on an ambitious live electronic album with the band Prism.

And what a personal journey these space visionaries undertook. It would have been difficult to form a team out of more unlikely collaborators, but each respected and inspired the other at a level that many, even sometimes themselves, found difficult to understand. Fortunately their cosmic voyage of discovery left a trail of subtle yet intensely personal music in its wake; subtleties easily lost on the casual listener. But for those with the time to pause and reflect, to take a few moments to sink into the deep chords and absorb the simple melodies, those subtleties can create a peaceful resonance: a chance to revel in the sheer joy of music made just for the hell of it, made to encapsulate a moment or a feeling, or made to just have an excuse to go into the studio in the early hours of the morning.

2009 sees the FoN incorporating K-Fish into the lineup, and with a series of releases forthcoming on the Intelligent Audio imprint, the FoN deep space probe continues into unexplored sectors of the quadrant. This is what the Forces of Nature is all about…

K-Fish

K-Fish

Life On Mars

Life On Mars

Mantavani

Mantavani

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