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#41 charles

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 02:49 PM

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 02:40 PM

listening to The Gloomcatcher right now. This is nice.

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Posted 11 April 2010 - 06:01 PM

Just waiting to get paid and i'll be all over this album.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 12:30 PM

Beautiful record.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 04:40 AM

both TRE and TGC are great albums. Casey's prints are evident on a lot of TRE album certainly. But with TRE and TGC, call me a new fan of Jessy Ribordy. I may have to check out Falling Up now.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:44 PM

View PostSoundscapeMN, on 16 April 2010 - 04:40 AM, said:

both TRE and TGC are great albums. Casey's prints are evident on a lot of TRE album certainly. But with TRE and TGC, call me a new fan of Jessy Ribordy. I may have to check out Falling Up now.
Check out "Fangs!" That was their last album before breaking up
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Posted 16 April 2010 - 03:03 PM

Fangs! is definitely the most TRE/TDHish.

Captiva is the middle ground. I think it's actually proto-Fangs! before they thought they could get away with storytelling.

Dawn Escapes and Crashings are very far back in time. Expect much more obvious Christian references.

Pretty all around solid.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 08:17 PM

Fangs! and Captiva are definitely your best bets when it comes to Falling Up. Fangs! was actually their first concept album, and it had a sound somewhat similar to that of Minus the Bear and Coheed and Cambria, except with more "spacey"/experimental influences. Captiva wasn't quite as experimental as Fangs!, but you could tell they were starting to go down the right path with that album. As far as their first two albums, Dawn Escapes had some cool ideas with some very nice synthy intros...but most of the songs themselves were fairly generic Christian rock. I'd probably stay away from Crashings if I were you though as it's VERY radio-friendly Christian rock with somewhat of a Linkin Park-vibe. Hard to believe the transformation they went from that album to Fangs!

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 11:41 PM

ahh, I will check out Fangs! now, thanks!

Christian Rock generally isn't my thing, although if the lyrics don't get too preachy or blatant, I don't notice it. I don't really sense TRE nor TGC sounding like Christian Rock at all. I suppose some of the song titles on Slow Chorale are (Baptized for example), but it doesn't seem to stick out.

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Posted 16 April 2010 - 11:49 PM

Falling Up's (Jessy's) lyrics are seldom blatant. Which is why younger me started listening to Falling Up in the first place.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:33 PM

I had some iTunes credit laying around, so I just bought this and Fangs. Very excited to delve in later.

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 03:37 PM

View PostSoundscapeMN, on 16 April 2010 - 11:41 PM, said:

ahh, I will check out Fangs! now, thanks!

Christian Rock generally isn't my thing, although if the lyrics don't get too preachy or blatant, I don't notice it. I don't really sense TRE nor TGC sounding like Christian Rock at all. I suppose some of the song titles on Slow Chorale are (Baptized for example), but it doesn't seem to stick out.

Crashings had the most blatant Christian lyrics. Falling Up's lyrics always had a Christian theme, but they tended to get more vague after each release. Fangs! was a concept album, so there really wasn't much of a spiritual influence on that one.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 10:57 AM

I love TRE! I yet to own their album though. I really should do that soon. I have friends who are waiting for me to get it.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 02:38 PM

the record is going to be re-released with lyrics, more artwork and that elusive track "Witches Blossom" soon.

Yeah this album is the Cat's ass. I fucking love it.

Falling Up's "Fangs" I am enjoying as well.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 03:45 PM

Falling up Fangs is good too.
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Posted 27 June 2010 - 03:24 AM

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A special edition [album] with full artwork, lyrics, story layouts, and included hidden song "Witches Blossom" will be available for sale in the near future.

From their facebook page
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Posted 28 June 2010 - 09:20 AM

I'm loving TRE right now, although it is so long. One thing I would say is that the 'intro' (Theme, Overture, Our Neighbor, Coventry) is a bit long and overdrawn. It doesn't pick up really until A Toast.
I'll wait for the special edition to buy the album, but I also want to listen to the Gloomcatcher. Anybody want to hook a brother up?

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Posted 28 June 2010 - 08:53 PM

I think the only way to get that album is to buy it online.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:05 AM

I know, double post, but more news about these guys:


1st: Jesse commissioned Abby Louderback to make The Gloom Catcher's (or Gloomcatchers, I'm not sure) album cover as well as the lyric illustrations for The River Empires special edition album. Her deviantart profile is link with her name.

Here are some samples:
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"Mnemosyne" - the first of three stories that encompass The River Empires....It will technically be part of the last 2 album titles since we are writing the music backwards. Sorry so confusing, I get confused myself A LOT. Basically the next record will be titled under the third part of the story "The Waterfall House". There will be six more records. So the last 2 we do as a band will fall under the title "Mnemosyne". But the first film you see will be Mnemosyne. In other words: I'm. not. good. at. sleeping.

3rd: Is of course the movie, but more info to come with that.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 05:16 PM

is there any place on the webs with the lyrics for the songs?
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