Stunning Umphrey’s fans who have connected the song ‘Atmosfarag’ to percussionist Andy Farag, the band revealed today that the song was actually named after Farag Foda, an Egyptian writer and satirist of Islamic fundamentalism.
‘I read ‘Discussion on Secularism’ in college while I was on a plane and connected ‘atmospheric’ and ‘Farag’, not even factoring in that Farag is my last name,’ explained Farag. ‘Weird, I know, but that’s how it happened.’
For a short instrumental, the name Farag fits perfect when referencing Foda. “The song can be played in the background while reading any of his works. I recommend it while reading “We Be or Not to Be. It is truly an amazing book”