We, The Forest

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found myself inside the forest on the ground
among mammoth trunks that plunge above me.

reckless is the radiance of the deep,
silent lights that fall like rain.

heard the whispers of the cordyceps
and began to share my name.

we can’t untie the name.
i think it’s time we justified speaking the same.
we won’t untie the name,
seeing as how we took the vow and drank the rain.

ladee-da-da, ladee-da-da
speak with us, we, the forest.
ladee-da-da, ladee-da-da
speak with us, we, the forest.


from The Forest Darling, released April 22, 2011


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Ptarmigan Columbia, Missouri

Ptarmigan is a modern band of the powerfolk ambioPop genre formed in Columbia, Missouri in 2007. Evan Walton, Peter Marting, and Ted Carstensen create intricate, powerful explosions from simple folk roots and catchy melodies over levels of ambiance. They often infuse field recordings and laboratory discoveries in their songs to paint pictures of nature and longing. ... more

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