Forest Management is John Daniel (b.1989 in Hemet, CA), an American musician currently living in Chicago, Illinois.
The project was slowly conceived in 2011 during quiet moments at a part-time hotel job in Daniel’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. His 2015 debut full-length record Encounter was described as “a dusty, cinematic haze of wilted symphonics” (Decoder Magazine) and “deliberate and luxurious” (Hearfeel). Daniel has also collaborated with ambient artists Celer and David Tagg, and curates the multimedia label Sequel.
“John’s material tends toward long-form drones that accrue stardust as they stretch out to fill space.”- Byron Coley, Wire Magazine, March 2016