"Crashings" (BEC Recordings; 2004)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

Falling Up are loosely categorized as "experimental rock." I guess if you're not sure what that is then let me explain (loosely, of course): Experimental rock involves core rock but it also adds some alternative rock music in and even shoehorns in some ambient music such as acoustics. It can also have some rap-core going on at times. Also, allow me to mention that all of those elements can be within one song.

Falling Up is labeled Christian music because of their message and I think you'll find their music more infectious with each listen. Fans of Linkin Park and Incubus will like the musical offering of Falling Up. These guys have released an album every year since 2004.

Their music isn't predictable at all and they do it with a confidence so it sounds really well written. The vocals are clean for most of rock songs but a few cuts, such as "Jacksonfive" and "Falling In Love," are hip-hop. Since Falling Up has so many different styles going on in their music, one thing that is always constant is the guitar. It's got a quick punch on most of the songs and even though there aren't any solos it still rocks.

Check out these cuts, "Bittersweet," "Symmetry," "Broken Heart," "Escalates," "Jacksonfive," and "Falling In Love."

Falling Up: Jessy Ribordy vocals; Tom Cox guitar, background vocals; Joeseph A. Kisselburgh guitar, background vocals; A-Dub keyboards, DJ; Jeremy Miller bass; Josh Shroy drums.

For more information, check out http://www.fallinguplives.com.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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