Recently released by Evergreen Refuge, "Fungal" is an absolutely astounding piece of musical expression; light, whimsical, dark, and extraordinarily beautiful. This masterful work strikes down to the core of ones being, grabbing your heart by the tiny threads of muscle it beats with and rips the tears straight from your eyes. Many of you will feel this work as it was meant to be felt, not just listening, but living within the chords, swimming in its aura. Let nature speak to you, don't just listen to it's words; listen to it's emotion. Listen to its tale of humanity's destruction of the earth, listen to its heartbreak as we destroy the only habitat we have. Witness the miracle that Fungi and other molds perform every day as they break down civilization's wastes, and landscapes; watch mother nature take back what's rightfully hers. Evergreen Refuge has really spoken volumes in this piece. In all their volumes a deep-rooted message exists, when asked what this message is Dylan Rupe of Evergreen Refuge replied, The vision of Evergreen Refuge is to connect myself and the listener to the wildness from which civilization has strayed us away from. It is a deep journey into the heart--into the the evolution--of the human animal. Evergreen Refuge seeks not so much to portray as it seeks to beg the listeners to dig deeper within themselves and within the wildness around them. I cannot tell the listeners what to feel or think, especially being entirely instrumental. I hope, however, that the music is a conduit for a deeper being... hope, that the fungal organisms of this planet would be able to break down the remains of a fallen civilization once the earth rids itself of humanity. When many people look to the stars and see the vastness of the universe, the myths of anthropocentrism and the self-importance of humans and human society begin to dwindle. My hope is that "Fungal" offers some perspective by looking below rather than above, to achieve these same ideas. When thinking about the amount of fungal beings on the earth, their resilience, and their ability to decompose, civilization begins to feel, to me, very fragile."
Truly inspiring words from a great musician, If I don't say so myself. This amazing piece of work can be found using the 'Name your own price' tool on their bandcamp; or for $12 USD you can order the physical copy of Evergreen Refuge - Fungal. https://evergreenrefuge.bandcamp.com/album/fungal
Thanks for reading - Død Avsky