Sunday 15 April 2012 at 6:00pm
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Genre titles such as "Pop", "Folk" and "Alternative" are meant to give a listener an idea of what to expect and how to group music together. But, for the musical collective, Gungor it is not that simple. Multiple Grammy® nominations, magazine covers and even a few "Album of the Year" declarations for 2010's Beautiful Things, proves that listeners are longing for excellent and authentic music, whether it fits the norm or not.
For their third major release, Gungor has composed a concept album that celebrates the beauty of life even in the midst of darkness and pain. Starting with a startling musical imagining of the creation of the universe and traversing subjects like the "fall of man" and the imperfection of our religious systems, this album leads the listener through a roller coaster of emotion that eventually leads us back to wonder and thankfulness to this beautiful gift of life. From sweeping string lines and soaring falsetto vocal melodies to distorted flute riffs and five part dissonant harmonies, this album explores quite a wide emotional and musical gamut.
Ghosts Upon The Earth, the new release from GRAMMY® nominated Gungor, was produced by the band's namesake, Michael Gungor. This follow-up to the critically acclaimed Beautiful Things was composed as a full narative. The new album was released September 20, 2011 and debuted at #43 on the Billboard Top 200.