Ever

The Unraveling

 

My #6 Album

of 2008

Released in 2005 by the artist

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     I don’t remember how I stumbled across this duo.  I just know when I heard their music, I had to have it.  I love darkwave music, and have a pretty good sized collection of darkwave CDs, but Christian darkwave music is nearly nonexistent.  In fact, so far the only other two Christian darkwave artists I know of are Tara VanFlower, who I featured in my 2006 Music Awards, and The Swelling Soul, whose only album I also have.

     Ever has only produced this EP of 7 songs and one full-length album.  (So far, I only have this EP.)  The songs are slow and somber, with melancholy female vocals.

     The Unraveling is a concept album, with each song exploring the theme of how we repeatedly choose the wrong way, and as a result, our lives keep unraveling.

Ever consists of Jesse and Michelle Averna.  Ever is an indepedent aritst, and there is virtually no background information on them.

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EVER LINKS

  Ever’s official website.

  Ever’s blog.  This hasn’t been updated since 2007.

  Ever at CDBaby.  You can buy the CD or download the MP3.

  (Ever is available at iTunes also.)

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     What I would describe as the lyrical climax of the album is this section from the song “Mantis.”


Why do we return

Over and over again

To this mess we’ve made?

Why do we settle?

Singing the wrong song.

[Yet] You’ve given us more to life.

Wasn’t it for freedom?

Wasn’t it for change?


In the song “Invocate,” the plea is, “Don’t you hear him?  He’s knocking, knocking at your door.”  The complete lyrics to both this EP and their LP can be found on their website.

     This album is perfect for a dark cloudy day, either literally outside, or inside your soul.  The ethereal vocals are hauntingly beautiful.  I have enjoyed this EP many times, and look forward to getting their full-length album.


     By the way, their song “Decay” has a bit of industrial bent to it, and is included on the compilation album Automata 10.0, which is also on my 2008 Music Awards.

<<-- Click on the play button above to hear the song “Invocate.”  This EP is available for purchase at iTunes.