A few months ago tracks with old pictures of various plants started popping up around the net. Tracks full of organic, ethereal drones. Then this tape with covers made of pages from some old book was released and it landed in our hands. A set of 5 tracks entitled “Tallest Trees Gallery”. We listened to it very carefully and loved it, but still didn’t know who was responsible for those enchanting sounds. We went through the J-card and found only the email address starting from two words “Cough Serenades”. Who is that Cough Serenades dude? It’s Robert Skrzyński, otherwise known as Micromelancolié (do you still remember his Zoharum CD entitled “It Doesn’t Belong Here”?).
For his second offering as ForrrestDrones (but the first one on CD format) Robert has created one long piece entitled “Najas Flexilis Exequiae”. A perfect contemplative track which takes you on a trip to the woods in the middle of the night. It is the world straight from forgotten fairy tales from sallow books. The owl from the cover is your guide on this dreamy journey. Is the forest real or are we only dreaming? Are those clicks, crackles and pops the sounds of the fire burning or the vinyl being played? Is the melody you hear soothing or sinister? Many questions keep popping up while listening to “Najas Flexilis Exequiae”. Are you ready to take the challenge and answer them for yourself?
The CD is housed in an ecopak sleeve and is strictly limited to 300 copies. The cover paintings and design was made by Wiktor Jackowski. “Najas Flexilis Exequiae” was mastered by Mateusz Wysocki (aka Fischerle). The whole production process was overseen by Michał Porwet.