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    We don't have to look far to find the results of what happens when filters are removed and people create what they think they want to create. Most often, it's chaos.
    It takes the truly gifted artist, at the exact moment when personal uncertainty is as its peak, to reach within and draw out music both noticeably free from constraints and laser-like in its focus.
    Michael Gungor, through the musical collective known simply as Gungor, has achieved just such a work. Setting aside his reliance on what he called "metaphysical constructs I'd known all my life," Gungor has tapped his considerable musical reserves for a song set simultaneously re- velatory in its lyrical content, ambitious in its sonic scope and compelling in its approachability.
    Finally given the opportunity to self-identify, Gungor uses his skills as an accomplished multi- instrumentalist, arranger and producer on "I Am Mountain" to kick off a journey of stories told, some personal, some allegorical, but all honest and forthright.
    "There's that sense of searching, wandering and loss within all these songs," Michael says. "On the other side of that, there's a rebirth of hope and life within that. There's a freedom and em- brace of mystery and the unknown, and finding a joy and childlikeness within that."
    Michael's path of creative rediscovery allows the tracks on "I Am Mountain" to exist in their own needs, be it the dark east/west musical dichotomy of "The Beat of Her Heart" or the me- lodic hooks of "Long Way Off," from the galloping synths of "God And Country" to the descent from beauty into deconstruction in "Upside Down."
    Michael shares vocalizations in Gungor with wife Lisa, and together they interact, counter-play and underscore each song's arc with precision and versatility, be it the plaintive whisper of "Yesternite," the lost-then-found effect choices made on "Wandering" and '70s-era evocation on the chorus of "Let It Go".
    In this age of musical homogeneity, such diversity might be a danger sign. But Gungor's deft manipulation of such moments piques interest not only in the immediacy of an individual song, but throughout the album's listening experience as a whole. That variety is most assuredly on purpose.
    "I recently had the best meal of my life, an eight-course Japanese/sushi thing," Michael says, "and just the balance of the plates they'd bring and how they handled each of the flavors after the next to build to something, it was amazing.
    "That's how I wanted to approach this record," he continues. "To have a palate cleanser when its needed, something easy to go down, a breath for a second when things get too dark or heavy.
    "Any good film, meal, symphony, album, whatever, has those kinds of moments that allow you to breathe."

    Entry last edited by CCMSingles on 06.27.15
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    Beanie17 (202)
    Cool | Posted October 09, 2012
    I like them.

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    Great Stuff | Posted October 09, 2012
    Great message and great music. What else is there for an artist?

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    Keep it up! | Posted October 09, 2012
    God is doing amazing things through you guys! Persevere through trials, and keep doing what you're doing! Thank you guys for all that you are doing!

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    Annah (95)
    Amazing | Posted October 09, 2012
    I love their music.

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    0oNielso0 (34)
    Thank you! | Posted October 09, 2012
    Your music is amazing and I just wanna say thank you! May the Lord bless you more and more! It is really fantastic, that you share the preview of your new album as stream here on nrt. :) But my favorite song is still "White Man". It is funny, but it says everything about Gods love for everyone! Great!

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    great | Posted October 09, 2012
    Love your music!

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    bull42 (384)
    Hi | Posted October 09, 2012
    Your music is excellent !!!!!!

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    AMAZING | Posted October 08, 2012
    THANK you to Gungor for stretching genres and writing music that is truly Freeing and allows you to escape the normal and seek God thru it all

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    beautiful | Posted April 02, 2012
    They are one of the most talented groups in the world and make some of the best worship music i have ever heard you can listen the then entire album and worship god through ever one of there songs amazing

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    Best kept secret | Posted December 08, 2011
    Can't wait 'til your next release!

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