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Falling You: Shine (limited edition CD)

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Tracks

1 Wildfire (featuring Courtney Grace)
2 Shine (featuring Dru Allen)
3 World On Fire (featuring Anji Lum)
4 Until The Stars Align (featuring Suzanne Perry)
5 Shine II (featuring Summer Bowman)
6 Breathe (featuring Courtney Grace)
7 Brooklyn Holiday (featuring Erica Mulkey)
8 Eternal Return (featuring Danielle Colbeck)
9 Home With You (featuring Denesa Chan)
10 Let It Go (featuring Monica Richards)
11 Live In the Light (featuring Courtney Grace)

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Limited edition of 300.

First 100 purchases get a Shine download card included in the package with your order.

First 50 purchases also get a previous Falling You CD (of our choice) in the package.

Graceful, intimate, distinctive and elegant, Falling You’s 7th album, Shine, caresses with beautiful bursts of musical brilliance and mesmerizing hypnotic reverie.

Spellbinding ethereal, dream-pop, shoegaze featuring the best of darkwave’s famed female vocalists. Falling You’s seventh album caresses with beautiful bursts of music brilliance and mesmerizing hypnotic reverie. These emotionally captivating songs from musician/producer John Michael Zorko come to life via the angelic vocalists from Suzanne Perry of Love Spirals Downwards, Monica Richards of Faith & the Muse, Dru Allen of Mercury’s Antennae and This Ascension, Summer Bowman of Mirabilis, Erica Mulkey of Unwoman, Anji Lum of LoveSpirals and others.

For their first album on Projekt after 19 years of self-released discs, Falling You creates uplifting and riveting tracks of introspection. Exploring the light that shines from within each of us, John comments, “It’s important – and empowering – to realize that the world is a far, far better place now when compared to the world of antiquity, and it is only due to the light of human endeavor and the work of human hands that this is so. The candles of progress towards a more equitable world often seem fragile and likely to be blown out by a sudden gust of ill wind, but they are just external manifestations of the far more resilient internal flame. It’s up to us. It’s always been up to us.”

Monica Richards discusses “Let it Go,” the track she sings on the album. “When John first sent it to me, something just clicked while I was writing. I wanted to bring a deep sense of nature, of our own wildness within – searching the waters, the mountains, to find my heart. I found the quote from Chief Luther Standing Bear, and it helped shape my feelings. I actually wrote the words while listening to the piece. It was a very stream-of-consciousness take. It was fascinating to work with this. The piece is actually in the style of the soundscape music I write on my own, especially the music I wrote for my last album, Kindred. It had a familiar sense; then John’s mixing took it to a really gorgeous level of layering the words and meanings…”

Suzanne Perry discuses “Until the Stars Align,” her contribution to Shine. “Creatively, the ingenues that live in John and I connect. Getting a song from him is always surprising as he manages to weave an unexpected intergalactic sounding sound. Sometimes I don’t know what to do with these sounds to be honest, but I’ve grown fond of them and have come to know them as Zorkoesque. What did I think of when creating this song? As it has always been for me, it’s not been about thinking or connecting the sounds to the world as it is in these fleeting moments. But I recall thinking about the night sky. The lyrics for ‘Until the Stars Align’ were written mostly by Cris Miller.”

Laced with feeling – delicate, intimate, distinctive and elegant – the nine passionate vocal performances integrate with Zorko’s ethereal melodies. On some tracks, his layered guitars create a soundworld where dreamy vocals melt into the atmosphere; on other tracks, powerful yet graceful vocals take charge and edgy guitars take flight in complement.

Falling You Shine will transport you to serene worlds of blissful, introspective sonic abstractions.

Weight .3 lbs
Artist

Falling You

Format

CD in 6-panel Digipak

Label

Projekt

Release Year

2017

Reviews

  1. Reviews Editor

    Review  –:

    From Darkroom

    Benché ci siano voluti 17 anni e sei album, quello del progetto di John Michael Zorko alla corte della Projekt era un approdo destinato a compiersi, sia per le affinità di Falling You con le sonorità proposte dalla label americana, sia perché negli anni l’act californiano si è avvalso di diverse voci prese a prestito proprio dal roster dell’etichetta di Sam Rosenthal. Shine, settimo album della carriera di Zorko (edito in confezione digipack a sei pannelli), giunge a circa tre anni e mezzo dal precedente “Blush”, introdotto dalla stessa Projekt poco tempo prima col best of digitale Charms. La formula del progetto non cambia: l’esperto e capace John, coadiuvato solo sporadicamente per qualche passaggio extra di chitarra o basso, rimane l’unico autore ed esecutore della parte musicale, sempre basata sulle sonorità più eteree ma prodiga di influenze che vanno dalla darkwave al dream-pop, passando per shoegaze e downtempo, mentre la parte vocale è ancora affidata ad un manipolo di ottime cantanti, fra cui spiccano nomi di rilievo del circuito darkwave/ethereal.

    Sicuramente la presenza di rinomate singer della scena ha aiutato nel corso degli anni tanto la crescita artistica quanto la visibilità di Falling You, ma sbaglia chi attribuisce unicamente a ciò i meriti del progetto, poiché le creazioni sonore di Zorko sono perfettamente in grado di stare in piedi da sole grazie alla maturità, alla qualità ed al savoir faire che il Nostro riesce ad infondervi. E le canzoni del nuovo opus non sono certo da meno, anche quando dietro al microfono troviamo nomi meno noti: è il caso di Courtney Grace, protagonista nella suadente “Wildfire”, nella sinuosa ed intensa “Breathe” e, soprattutto, nel bell’atto finale “Live In The Light”, più etereo e sottile ma forte di un gradito respiro shoegaze. Bene anche Danielle Colbeck con la sua ottima voce nella più accesa “Eternal Return”, così come Denesa Chan nella più dimessa “Home With You”, ma ovviamente il livello si alza quando tocca alle stelle della scena: anzitutto Anji Lum (Lovespirals), eccezionale nella dolce “World On Fire”, poi Summer Bowman (Mirabilis, The Machine In The Garden), superlativa nella sontuosa e vibrante “Shine II”, e poi Erika Mulkey (Unwoman), strabiliante nell’ariosa e luminosa “Brooklyn Holiday”. E ancora Dru Allen (Mercury’s Antennae, Mirabilis, This Ascension), ottima nella vibrante e intensamente guitar-driven “Shine”, Suzanne Perry (Love Spirals Downwards, Melodyguild), sempre magnifica nella sognante ballad eterea “Until The Stars Align”, e infine Monica Richards (Faith And The Muse, Strange Boutique), ammaliante fra lo strumentismo scattante della tesa “Let It Go”. Falling You si conferma quale assoluta certezza per chi ama udire la bellezza e la grazia del canto femminile al servizio delle sonorità più raffinate, soavi ed emozionanti del panorama musicale a tinte scure, e con un lavoro dello spessore artistico, della completezza e della qualità di Shine si può solamente andare sul sicuro. -Roberto Alessandro Filippozzi

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