Pangaea

by ECFERUS

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First Light 01:30
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Once the Earth was young Birthed three children, Land, Air and Ocean When Land grew he took the name Pangaea He was alone His brother Ocean screamed storms His sister Air blew fleeting He created a world to keep him sane Created plants and trees but they were too quiet So created animals that ran and hunted Life was a circle balanced from molten core A magnetic movement of instinctual momentum Forests from his mind, species from his mouth The evolving creature lives by the word of the weather The separation of space a condition of perception The speck of this planet in transient vibration Elaborate mutations in the essence of beast The imagined projection of survival’s design The animals do grow and change A million years become a new Finally Pangaea is not alone
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The brain is chiseled from stone tools Hallucinations befell you On plants of wisdom sacred caverns are reached I paint what I see with blood of hunted The angry mother does not trust The creatures forming, fears what they’ll become So separates them, the animals Puts Ocean between them My body ripped apart into pieces Separated by miles of vindictive Ocean Body is fragmented but my creatures thrive But the creatures do survive Extend their life force to the mountain’s edge Harness the quaking Earth into transcendence The ape became strong of body and mind I may not be whole but my power resounds As the ape grew and grew Became the smartest creature alive Human ascension A trilobite on the ocean floor But my bones are buried never to be found The thought continues though the flesh is ash Transient monuments succumb to flood Stars are falling constellations warn The seed of Mars is thrust upon the scorched of war Ceres claims thee, she the rightful owner Return to soil No longer in competition We always win in cunning Unlimited is our appetite We will take all you have One day we will control the waves Control the sun in the sky Authorship of time our mission Behold the human transition
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Air made their home cold forced them to leave Became weak and dwindled, dwindled in numbers Eventually recovered, made the whole world their home Became smarter than Pangaea had imagined Scoured resources and grew Proud of the world he created But naïve to the truth Every ingenious thing celebrated An equally negative produced Other animals abided by the laws of Earth But humans created their own and expected Earth to abide Crave eternally the face of deity Adorn the walls illusory security Progress devoid Transient monuments will be gone Desire will fail to provide solace You are deceived and your mind is beyond repair Programmed sentience, subservience Your symbols injected Your words of obsolescence Belief proceeds the animus Suppressed instinct is coiled Proud of the world he created But naïve to the truth Every ingenious thing celebrated An equally negative produced Other animals abided by the laws of Earth But humans created their own and expected Earth to abide
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I of the mountain - wage war I of the bird’s flight - wage war I, ruler of trees - wage war I, suppressor of quake - wage war I of the sea floor incite the wicked storms - wage war I, the new world simians avenge the great apes’ scorn - wage war I of the extinct rise in conquering force - wage war Storms hide the Earth’s clandestine purge - wage war The loudest lightning crash ever heard The perished become food to nourish scorched soil Blizzards in the night freeze all life to stone The dawn of man presents at the fateful gates Asks forgiveness for planetary malice Earth’s body gave you life Return to no other when you die Your mind works like lightning Your bones are trees adjoined Eventually you become the technology you formed I must stop you before it’s too late And all organic are enslaved My skies evoke unseen terror The grounds open their mouths The prophets in your mind take credit for creation They will die with your thoughts My body made your flesh work No more confusion In this cataclysmic season of planetary insurrection Earth shatters illusion Tellers of the future stare into a moon unchanged Through a million phases it glares back And bestows the night upon My skies evoke unseen terror The grounds open their mouths
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Creation, destruction, cycle infinite Planets burst from the howls of space There is an energy we cannot comprehend On a distant universal plane Our laws of matter all we know A transient fire in the night is gone by day

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Hailing from Indiana, USA, and influenced by evolutionary anthropology and primitive myth, ECFERUS explore the psyche of early humans through a vehicle of exciting and unpredictable atmospheric black metal. Producing four releases in under a year, ECFERUS' sole member, Alp, has kept a prolific pace while exploring different musical approaches each time. With “Pangaea”, the band's second full-length album, Alp employs an unusual writing method, intermittently using letter substitution methods to create the impression of a lost primitive language. "Pangaea" continues Alp's musical evolution and represents a step up in composition and production skills while venturing into more progressive black metal territory.

Wrapped in a colourful cover commissioned to Romanian artist Luciana Nedelea, "Pangaea" uses a mythological point-of-view to tell the story of a planet at war with its occupants. The tortured main character, Pangaea, is ripped apart into separate continents by Earth so as to prevent the begetting of creatures with potential too powerful to be trusted. Acting out of spite, Pangaea nurtures humanity's rise to power until their passive occupation mutates into indefensible planetary malice. Using wide dynamic shifts and changes in meter, with “Pangaea” ECFERUS creates the musical equivalent of an accelerated planetary evolution, depicting the fury of the elements and an Earth painfully coming to life.

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THE MYTH OF PANGAEA
the concept behind the album
by Ecferus

Once the Earth was young. She had three children, Land, Air, and Ocean.  Land was alone. His brother Ocean threatened him with storms and his sister Air was fleeting. Land felt so alone he created a world to keep him company. He created plants and trees but they were too quiet so he created animals that ran and hunted. The animals would grow and change and a million years later become something new. When Land grew bigger and stronger he took the name Pangaea. Finally Pangaea was not alone.

One day Earth became angry. She did not trust Pangaea’s new friends. She feared what they would become. Earth began to separate Pangaea’s animals by putting Ocean between them. Ocean was happy to oblige.  As Pangaea’s body was ripped apart into pieces and separated by miles of vindictive Ocean he swore to protect his animals at all costs. Pangaea found that the more fragmented his body became the more beautiful and interesting his animals became. One animal, the ape, became very strong of body and mind.  Pangaea wanted badly to appear powerful to Earth, Air, and Ocean so gave the ape everything it needed to grow and grow and become the smartest creature alive – the human.

Land and Air loathed the humans so made their home very cold forcing them to leave. Although the humans became weak and dwindled, they eventually made the entire world their home and became smarter than even Pangaea could imagine. They made Earth their resource and grew and grew. Pangaea was proud of the world he created and was sure the humans appreciated his gifts, but he was naïve to the truth. For every good and ingenious accomplishment the humans celebrated, an equally negative and destructive byproduct was produced. The other animals abided by the laws of Earth, but the humans created their own and expected the Earth to abide.

Earth was appalled by humans and weakened by their grand ambitions. They tapped resources but gave nothing in return. Earth plotted with Ocean and Air to torment and destroy the humans. Pangaea, once proud of his intelligent creatures, was now angry at them. He missed the world he once knew and grieved for it. He now joined Earth, Ocean, and Air – The Humans must abide by the laws of Earth or suffer consequences. So there the war began, weather versus machine, mountain versus weapons, Human versus Earth. And the storms continue on into the inevitable night…

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released February 5, 2016

ECFERUS is Alp - all instruments and vocals

Mastered by Colin Marston
Cover art by Luciana Nedelea
Art direction and layout by Francesco Gemelli

Cat No IVR052

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