Through the many promotions of Shane Morris' and my new cd, "Evolution", I have shared music and video and some comments about the release. Less attention has been paid to the "Inspired" in the term "Inspired Evolution", which is the title for the entire trilogy. The idea was that scientific-minded people tend to go for a theory of evolution in terms of human origins and species' development, where Christians often favor Creationist beliefs. What if evolution was intended by God or some divine power? Maybe both groups could dine together if evolution was seen as a mysterious process that may have mystical or divine qualities. So, "Evolution" and the Inspired Evolution trilogy is not meant to be a didactic strike against Western Religion, but instead is an attempt at a synthesis of science and religion.
Here is a mix of songs from all 3 "Inspired Evolution" albums-- "Epoch", "Emergence", and now "Evolution".
Through the creative use of sound and composition, sonic storytellers Shane Morris & Mystified have arrived at EVOLUTION, the conclusion of their Inspired Evolution trilogy. The music, sometimes rhythmic, opaque and mostly amorphous, is much like the swirling of the gene pool forming over a long period of time.
Having taken us through the age of dinosaurs and the emergence of mammals on the trilogy’s first two installments, Morris & Mystified now compel us to the age where early Man has evolved. Technological and physiological advances result in the domination of Homo Sapiens. Reptiles and Mammals still populate the Earth, but Mankind, the contemporary end result of their development, makes small changes (soon to be huge) in the Ecosystem and the planet as a whole.
The sound of EVOLUTION is an evolution itself. The trilogy’s first chapter, EPOCH, featured purely acoustic soundworlds, and on part two, EMERGENCE, some electronics were introduced. On EVOLUTION the acoustic sources take a back seat to a mostly synthetic environment where sounds symbolize the innovations created by Homo Sapiens. An occasional brass drone, tribal drum or acoustic percussion riff appears, but at this point in evolution, the use of man-made tools has changed the reality surrounding it, and therefore its sound.