Fugue is the debut album of Rest Among Ruins produced by Drewsift Stalin and features Mike Semesky (ex-Intervals, ex-The HAARP Machine, Raunchy) on vocals, rhythm guitar, and bass, Ben Schmitz on lead guitar, and Geoff Palmer on drums.
"The album concept was inspired by the story of a fascinating patient I had the pleasure of meeting when I was working at a psychiatric hospital, back before I began pursuing my music career. This person's extremely rare clinical condition was the unfortunate result of a severe traumatic incident, and it sparked a hauntingly fascinating journey in his life under a fictitious identity of which his mind had created. It was unlike any other case I'd ever heard of throughout my experience in the field. Out of respect for rights and privacy, the album absolutely does not reveal names or any identifying details. The lyrics are written in first-person, stream of consciousness form, and shift in and out of his reality, dreams, and dissociation as the story progresses. The instrumentation of the album adapts stylistically to best compliment each chapter of the story, and explores a broad range of heavy and melodic metal, prog, and rock."