“ on Physicalist, Forma, mind-bogglingly skilled with their synthesizers, push themselves further and further into new territory—almost literally—as they pare back, slow down, spread out, dig into the (American) soil beneath their feet.”
A far-reaching double LP, Physicalist blends swirling arpeggios, ambient soundscapes, and driving motorik beats with free-flowing experiments on piano, flute and percussion. The first FORMA album to feature acoustic instrumentation, Physicalist owes more to American composers like Harold Budd or Terry Riley than Klaus Schulze and other Krautrock visionaries.
Recorded with Al Carlson at Gary’s Electric studio in Brooklyn. Original artwork by Robert Beatty. Liner notes essay by Michael Barron. Mastered by Bob Weston.