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sfp05 Chris Tenz “Forlorn Memories”

Cover artwork by Cory Zaradur (printable PDF version included with the complete release)

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Forlorn Memories is the debut album of Canadian artist Chris Tenz. The album
that is full of emotion, lovingly crafted mostly with acoustic instruments,
over a long period of time. The project faced a major setback due to a laptop
theft, but Chris was determined and dedicated enough to continue the album,
regardless of all the frustration caused by the loss of valuable work. All this,
so you could enjoy this delicate album of immensely peaceful guitar and
piano songs. Few words from the artist himself:

“Forlorn Memories is designed to be just that, the re-capturing of memories
and associated moods through wordless sound. The album is designed to tell
a story through emotion, in chronological order. Using old tastes, smells,
sounds, and sights, I would attempt to bring myself into the mindset of
various key moments that influenced me in some way, and attempt to
create those feelings again with the use of audio.”
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download the invidual tracks (high quality MP3):
01 “Foreword” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
02 “Chapter One” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
03 “Chapter Two” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
04 “Chapter Three” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
05 “Chapter Four” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
06 “Chapter Five” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
07 “Chapter Six” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
08 “Chapter Seven” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]
09 “Chapter Eight” [download] [mirror] [archive.org]

Download the complete release in MP3 format, 56 MB zip file from:
[main site] [mirror] [archive.org]

Download the complete release in FLAC format, 105 MB zip file from:
[main site] [mirror] [archive.org]

Licensed under the Creative Commons 3.0 non-commercial license.

(download bandwidth provided by Currahee Hosting for the mirror, thank you.)

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14 Responses to “sfp05 Chris Tenz “Forlorn Memories””

  1. June 7th, 2009 at 11:14

    webewe says:

    wunderschöner sound, und vorallem extrem hohe qualität!
    so wie man es von euch gewohnt ist.
    danke euch vielmals!

  2. June 7th, 2009 at 13:50

    "[sfp05] Chris Tenz - Forlorn Memories" on Techno-Locator.ru says:

    Good release! :)

  3. June 8th, 2009 at 19:19

    Carl Sagan’s Ghost and other Anomalies » Blog Archive » Chris Tenz - Forlorn Memories says:

    […] Chris Tenz – Forlorn Memories […]

  4. June 8th, 2009 at 21:04

    Daniel says:

    Another fantastic release.

    I love the atmosphere and textures created with the acoustic instrumentation.

    Very nice.

  5. June 10th, 2009 at 3:43

    cory says:

    love this album, very delicate and full of soul. will be played in my ears for a long time to come!

  6. June 13th, 2009 at 10:07

    Playlist June 13th 2009 « Not the normal shit radio says:

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  7. June 16th, 2009 at 17:06

    thierry massard from noCo...mment says:

    … and after all, the better way is probably the wordless

  8. June 23rd, 2009 at 14:08

    Bruce of "t -and- i" says:

    I’m very glad to see Chris diong well. This is a wonderfull release, and I listen to it often.

  9. June 23rd, 2009 at 18:05

    Jeff says:

    This is such a beautiful album. I heard it for the first time last night and let it play on repeat for a couple of hours while I wrote a blog post about it. If interested, you can read the post here:

    http://totallyfreemusic.blogspot.com/2009/06/album-spotlight-chris-tenz-forlorn.html

  10. September 16th, 2009 at 1:07

    no name says:

    thanks :)

  11. February 19th, 2010 at 19:41

    Chris Tenz – Forlorn Memories « bahgheera's orbit says:

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  12. June 13th, 2010 at 0:02

    Andre Zharkov says:

    This is a very deep and moving art work! Full of soul and peacefulness. Ideal music for the new age culture. Thumbs up Chris!

  13. November 18th, 2011 at 6:35

    daniel says:

    Very nice – “Chapter two” is one my favorite tracks now… What a pity the laptop was stolen…

  14. January 1st, 2013 at 16:45

    forlorn memories | A Models says:

    […] Go catch Chris Tenz’s work of art. http://softphase.org/netlabel/releases/sfp05 […]

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