viernes, 1 de julio de 2011

Falling Up - Your Sparkling Death Cometh

Falling Up is back with their fifth project, Your Sparkling Death Cometh. Fangs was rather hit-and-miss with loyal fans and alternative fans alike, thanks to the fact that Falling Up’s musical experiments went down too many rabbit trails. But while Sparkling Death has a similar vibe to Fangs, it leans on more organic instruments than the electric guitar-driven Fangs. The album opens with “Circadian,” which manages to be the most dramatic and epic first track in Falling Up’s career as it utilizes the cello and the bass to their peak compacity. Although the tempo isn’t as rocky as Crashings or Dawn Escapes, “Wonder,” “Blue Ghosts” and “Light Beam Rider” are catchier alternative tracks which stand apart from each other. Both “Diamnds” and “Oceans” have a unique, inspirational sound for Falling Up as they act as the antithesis to Falling Up’s dark and brooding tunes. Although the project is beautifully crafted throughout, after the sixth song, the listener must focus more energy to enjoy the music. And, though the album is over fifty minutes long, some of the length can be attributed to the instrumental outros found in nearly every song. The science fiction/fantasy story of Fangs is utterly replaced by individual songs themes. Although Falling Up still retains their belovedly vague lyrics, there are vivid spiritual metaphors among the other spiritual ambiguity. The singer claims to want all who God is on “Diamnds” and one could almost see “Oceans” landing on a worship compilation (“If your heart's an ocean/then I will drown”). As far as comebacks go, Your Sparkling Death Cometh is one of the very best. It’s both intriguing and addicting and will almost certainly be heralded as one of Falling Up’s finest albums, if not their finest. Fans of Captiva who were alienated by Fangs should give their ear to Falling Up’s resurrection.

Style: Experimental Rock
Street Date: June 28, 2011.

Track List:
01. Circadian (7:21)
02. The Wonder (4:56)
03. Blue Ghost (5:07)
04. Diamnds (4:18)
05. The Light Beam Rider (4:34)
06. Oceans (5:58)
07. Mscron (6:49)
08. Vates (5:22)
09. Forms And Shapes (5:31)
10. Slow Waves (6:41)

Link: mediafire

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