The Wonder (4:56)
Blue Ghost (5:07)
The Light Beam Rider (4:34)
Forms And Shapes (5:31)
Slow Waves (6:41)
Darkspeed (Bonus Track)
In a year that has seen the return of many great names in Christian Music it is good to see Falling Up give an addition to that list. After 2009′s “Fangs” it seemed like the band had all but dissolved but 2011 see’s the return of Christian Radio’s favorite alternative Rock band with the release of “Your Sparkling Death Cometh” an independently released full length album that does not fail to deliver or disappoint.
“This album really gave us the chance to pour our hearts out. In the lyrics, music and emotion of it all. Maybe it was the result of being independent instead of contracted, or maybe it was the definitive steps taken over the past few years. Whatever the reason, sincerity was long overdue. And the result is something we are truly proud of. The result is an album that defines our hearts – steeped in mystery, fragility and grace.” Jesse Rihpordy told Altrocklive.com. On the first listen you can tell that this is what Falling Up did on Your Sparkling Death.
Musically though the album is a bit lengthy with the shortest track being just under four minutes and the longest just over six with no real radio friendly tracks length wise the album still shows that the band can play their instruments. It also shows the bands ability to grow and branch out into different styles while staying true their own individual sound. Fans of the bands earlier music will find just enough of the sound on tracks like “Circadian” and “The Light Beam Rider” that made earlier albums popular while new fans will find the diversity in the tracks very desirable.
Lyrically Falling Up couldn’t have gone deeper if they had tried. Each and every track has a message to be heard, exploring the darkest places of the soul and showing how the light of the gospel penetrates us. “The Light Beam Rider” deals with our ability to destroy others but then shows us that grace is present when we act out. “Oceans” speaks to the heart but also serves as a great worship song “If your hearts and ocean I will drown, under the waves, I will find Love” the song proclaims. “Blue Ghosts” goes deeper into the transformative work on Christ while also talking about his returning. Each song discusses the theme of God’s grace and how it works in our hearts.
If you are looking for an album that will encourage you and challenge you or just one with good music and lyrics you don’t have to look any further than Falling Up’s Your Sparkling Death Cometh. A nearly perfect example of the writing ability and musicianship of this great band!
Released Date: June 28, 2011