Woke Up Falling

Woke Up Falling

Dividing Blue From Blue


The first thing that strikes me about Wake Up Falling is that the vocals of Gordie Muscutt really annoy me. They’ve got a shouted, ’80s feel to them; a cross between up-tempo emo and a Britpop song from 15 years ago. The music is solid and lushly bedded in places with bells and keyboards, and the lyrics are pleasant. It all feels a bit too brash for me, though — there’s a decided lack of substance on display here.

With that said, there is a smattering of class on this disc (put out by Californian label M-Theory) — ambitious ideas and strong craftsmanship fail to succeed in some instances, but at least these guys have a vision (even if I don’t happen to be particularly enamored with it).

Woke Up Falling: http://www.wokeupfalling.com

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