US project FORNEVER have been around since 1995, and is the creative vehicle of one Joshua Heinrich. Since he started producing music under this name dozens of releases has seen the light of day. “Numbers” is an EP from 2013, and was released on US label Silber Records as a part of an experimental series of EPs made under the condition 5 songs in 5 minutes.

Fornever have opted for an interesting take on the challenge presented to him, by basically constructing a five minute song divided into five different parts when the song takes on a new movement. A five minute long, multiple themed construction with a structure you’ll normally otherwise primarily encounter on epic length material.

It is a very well crafted song too I might add. The initial movement with textured circulating guitars and a growing noise layer, shifting to strongly Depeche Mode inspired sound with gentle dark vocals, enticing beats and frail piano supplemented by synth textures and a concluding synth solo that transports the song into the next phase. Dual layered synth textures supported by frail piano is the setting here, while the next movement brings us back to the Depeche Mode inspired movement, now supplemented by an additional chilly synth texture. The composition concludes with a revisit of the opening theme’s guitar motif, now supported by the same drum patterns as the previous section.

A highly successful production, and one that comes with a logical recommendation to fans of artists like Depeche Mode first and foremost.

My rating: 96/100

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