Your Sparkling Death Cometh

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Your Sparkling Death Cometh
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Studio album by Falling Up
Released June 28, 2011 (2011-06-28)
Recorded February–May 2011
Genre Experimental rock, Christian rock, ambient pop[citation needed]
Length 56:28
Label Independent
Producer Jessy Ribordy
Falling Up chronology
Fangs (album)
(2008)
Your Sparkling Death Cometh
(2011)
Mnemos EP
(2012)
Singles from Your Sparkling Death Cometh
  1. ""Blue Ghost""
    Released: May 25, 2011
  2. ""Diamnds""
    Released: June 1, 2011

Your Sparkling Death Cometh is the fifth studio album and the first album independently released by the American experimental rock group Falling Up on June 28, 2011. The album was first announced on October 22, 2010,[1] The band, having left their long-time record label, BEC Recordings, decided to stay independent and produce the album completely through fundraising. Falling Up's fundraiser for Your Sparkling Death Cometh finished On January 21, 2011, with the total amount received being $13,665, which was $3,665 higher than the original amount needed.[2]

On March 18, 2011, Falling Up announced on their website that the upcoming album would be titled Your Sparkling Death Cometh, which was a significant departure from their previous album titles. As to the meaning behind the album, Falling Up has explained that "Your Sparkling Death Cometh is a title/album/idea that sometimes we all must go through the darkest cave to find the brightest light."[3]

On May 25, 2011, Falling Up released the first single from Your Sparkling Death Cometh, titled "Blue Ghost" on their ReverbNation page. On June 1, 2011, Falling Up released the second single from Your Sparkling Death Cometh, "Diamnds", also on their ReverbNation page.[citation needed] The bonus track, "Darkspeed", was released on June 23, 2011 to everyone who had pre-ordered the full-length album.[citation needed]

The album was released on the scheduled date of June 28, and was available through numerous sources.[citation needed] The physical copy could only be purchased through the band's official website, while the digital copy was made available to iTunes, Amazon.com and Falling Up's BandCamp.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
CM Addict 4/5 stars[4]
Indie Vision Music 4/5 stars[5]
Jesus Freak Hideout 5/5 stars[6]
4.5/5 stars[6]

Your Sparkling Death Cometh generally received very favorable reviews from critics. The album was cited as being exceptionally creative, with a strong focus on originality and composure. Jesus Freak Hideout gave the album five out of five possible stars,[7] as did New Release Tuesday.[8] CM Addict gave it a lower-than-perfect score of 8.5/10, citing that a couple of tracks "are just so-so."[9] ChristianMusicZine.com gave the album a 4.5 out of 5, with reviewer Tyler Hess stating that "it appears so obvious that this is where Falling Up was destined to be, an independent band that has concocted some sort of jambalaya of synthesized indie rock and shoegaze music."[10] IndieVision Music scored the album with nine out of ten possible stars, with author Joshua Clark's only complaint being that the vocals sound repetitive throughout the album.[11]

Track listing[edit]

On May 13, 2011 the official track-listing was released on the official site of the band. The track-listing is as follows:

  1. Circadian - 7:21
  2. The Wonder - 4:56
  3. Blue Ghost - 5:06
  4. Diamnds - 4:18
  5. The Light Beam Rider - 4:34
  6. Oceans - 5:58
  7. Mscron -6:49
  8. Vates - 5:22
  9. Forms And Shapes - 5:31
  10. Slow Waves - 6:41[12]
  1. Darkspeed (Bonus Track) - 7:01
  2. The Mountain Machine (Bonus Track - BandCamp Only) - 1:45

Singles[edit]

Song Year Album Peak Position - Top Christian Songs
"Blue Ghost" 2011 Your Sparkling Death Cometh
"Diamnds" 2011 No. 27

Personnel[edit]

  • Jessy Ribordy — vocals, guitar, keyboards, composer, lyrics, producer, additional engineering
  • Jeremy Miller — bass, additional engineering
  • Josh Shroy — drums, additional engineering, mixing
  • Dan Huttleston - additional electric guitar
  • Casey Crescenzo – additional electric guitar, engineering, additional production
  • Nick Lambert - electric guitars on track 10 and additional piano on track 5
  • Jason Weirman and Melissa King - string musicians
  • Max Tousseau - additional engineering and assistance
  • Brad Blackwood - mastering
  • Jesse Penico - design and layout
  • Tracked and engineered at Casey Blue Studios, Canyon Lake, CA
  • Mixed at The Castle House
  • Mastered at Euphonic Masters

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Falling Up Announce a "Permanent Break"". Retrieved June 12, 2011. Earlier this morning, Falling Up decided to break the silence about their current state as a band and announce that the guys have decided to take a "permanent break" from Falling Up. 
  2. ^ "Falling Up's New Album! on Kickstarter". Kickstarter.com. January 20, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ Falling Up. "Falling Up's Facebook Page". Retrieved June 17, 2011. By ignoring obstacles and picking ourselves up after a discouraging time, and with help from all you loyal fans, this happens. "Your Sparkling Death Cometh" is a title/album/idea that sometimes we all must go through the darkest cave to find the brightest light. 
  4. ^ "Falling Up "Your Sparkling Death Cometh" (Review) - @CMADDICT". Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Falling Up – Your Sparkling Death Cometh". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Falling Up, "Your Sparkling Death Cometh" Review". Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ NRT Team. "Your Sparkling Death Cometh on New Release Tuesday". Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  8. ^ Timothy Estabrooks. "Your Sparkling Death Cometh on Jesus Freak Hideout". Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ Kevin Thorson. "Review of Your Sparkling Death Cometh by Falling Up". Retrieved June 28, 2011. Songs "Mscron" and "Vates" are just so-so. The first led with heavier guitar and the second with piano. Still solid songs. Be sure not to skip ahead though because there's some great musical gems hidden throughout like towards the end of "Forms & Shapes". 
  10. ^ Tyler Hess. "Reviews - Falling Up – Your Sparkling Death Cometh". Retrieved June 30, 2011. It appears so obvious that this is where Falling Up was destined to be, an independent band that has concocted some sort of jambalaya of synthesized indie rock and shoegaze music... 
  11. ^ Joshua Clark. "Reviews - Falling Up – Your Sparkling Death Cometh". Retrieved July 7, 2011. My one minor complaint is I felt the vocals had a really similar sound for a majority of the songs. I always thought Jessy had great variety with his vocals on the band’s past albums but for some reason here I didn’t think they were as varied as they have been in the past. 
  12. ^ "Your Sparkling Death Cometh Track Times". Retrieved May 29, 2011.