Is this the first ever permaculture concept album? Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual is a whole new way to learn all 12 of the principles, with catchy beats that not only get your toes tappin’ but will inspire you to get into motion.
“Formidable Vegetable Sound System is spearheading a new and exciting form of musical activism and becoming one of the most important voices in a global cultural movement that began right here in Australia.” – Harry Angus, The Cat Empire
Featuring the voice and 1940’s Parisian-jazz-style ukulele grooves of Western Australian permaculture troubadour, Charlie Mgee, alongside an all-star cast of Australian musicians including the likes of horn-playing vocal explorer, Mal Webb and 10 piece live electro-swing band Ensemble Formidable, the album is filled to the brim with tracks of truly grooveworthy proportions in various out-there styles ranging from ‘energy-descent electro-swing’ and ‘climate-change reggae’ to ‘peak-oil polka’ and ‘post-apocalypso’.
Stream some tracks of ‘Sample Music’ from the tab above or check out the ‘Yield’ video below for a tempting taste of permaculture. You can also download the song lyrics and chords from our free downloads page.
NOTE: The download version of this album is around 87MB, compressed into a ZIP archive (.zip) and may take several attempts to download successfully if you have a satellite or mobile internet connection – dial-up connections are not recommended.