Malfet – The Way To Avalon – CD

Band: Malfet

Label: Pacific Threnodies

Format: CD


Malfet is a dungeon synth artist from California, first revealed in 2018. Since that time, Malfet has released 3 records and a 7” EP, shared stages with Mortiis (Norway), Taur-Nu-Fuin (New Zealand), Algiz Dawn (New Zealand), Sangre de Muérdago (Galicia/Spain), Latona Odola, T.O.M.B., Dave Parley (Prayers); performed at the USA dungeon synth festival Northeast Dungeon Siege 3 years running, with a headlining performance for NEDS 2021. They have completed a west coast tour in support of their second album in 2019, as well as a west coast tour as direct support for Mortiis in 2020. Their lush orchestration and deep mythologies set them apart from much of the dungeon synth milieu, and their works are widely hailed as modern classics of the genre.

The Way to Avalon describes the journey from the known into the unknowable – abandoning familiar comforts and embracing the call to adventure. The Forest of medieval literature represented something quite different to that of the English Romantics – not simply a place of idyllicism or awe-inspiring beauty, but also an edifice of darkness, wrought with danger and unseen magical forces. Avalon itself is a mystical and wild place that may or may not even be “real” – only those fae folk who remember and practice the old ways may even find it. The epoch of Arthur and his knights takes place in a cataclysmic time when the solar forces of civilization and Christianity began to drive out the more lunar druidic cults and cast light onto those once-dark sylvan places, extinguishing their mysteries forever. But in certain places, one may still sense that old magic, pulsing among the trees like a benevolent effluvium. These moments must be sought after in earnest – Malfet seeks to capture some small part of the exaltation and wonder that is found among the sunbeams breaking through a verdant canopy, brilliant and strange. Amidst the oaks and beeches of Broceliande, it is said that Merlin cast a spell of rejuvenation to join his long-lost love in a lifetime of bliss. We too, may find ourselves restored in some small way between the rocks and trees on our way to Avalon.

GENRE: Dungeon Synth/Ambient
BARCODE: 888295900355

1. The Way To Avalon
2. Within Llyn Ogwen
3. Farewell to Gaste Forest 4. Tintagel’s Brume
5. Lost In Broceliande
6. Joyeuse Garde Idyll
7. Briosque Juvenis
8. The Two Worlds