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Embrace the Mystery of Falling Up
Enigmatic as ever, Ribordy is a lightning rod of inscrutability, captivating the attention of listeners even with lyrics cloaked in ambiguity. Many Falling Up fans appreciate just this cryptic quality of Ribordy’s, and even those who do not cannot deny the band’s unfailing elegance and appealing ambiance. The Falling Up guys threw everything into the mix on this one. Jesse Ribordy shares, “Stylistically we are experimented with ideas ranging everywhere from the space electronic sci-fi influence of Spielberg movies in the 80's, to dark and dreamy piano based rock and pop that has prevailed throughout our musical spectrum. We hope to achieve a musical experience that will revive high energy rock and roll back into the system and at the same time drift listeners off into a deep and dreamy sleep. Lyrically we weave through landscapes of imagination and peace to present clarity in love and hope instead of disconnection and recklessness.”
The darkened movie theater effect drips from songs like the entrancing title track, exploring the gray areas between science and faith. Ribordy’s big vocals play well against the slammin’ rhythms, and the sparkling keys give just that dreamy sense Ribordy describes on the spacey bridge, giving this cut a truly galactic feel. Keys play a much more front and center role on Captiva, and have much to do with the aforementioned elegance. While the lrycis do not always readily communicate many specifics, each song manages to convey its own sense of reference. For instance, the edgy guitars and thick rhythms of “Hotel Aquarium” express energetic release, and the almost symphonic feel of the melodic “Maps,” with its full instrumentation and moving strings, communicates a soaring open-spiritedness similar to flying.
Other tracks are notable for their duality are the techno-laced “Goodnight Gravity,” a solid rock‘n roller, and “Good Morning Planetarium,” its rolling waves of gentle movement challenged repeatedly by thick guitar riffs. Another edgy cacophony of sound is “Murexa,” a thick stew of edgy guitars, whining synths, and gorgeously layered vocals.
Two gentle rhapsodies close out Captiva. The first is the profound and piano-driven “Arc To Archtilles,” notable for its trembling synth work and splashy drums. The closing “The Dark Side of Indoor Track meets,” based on Cordelle Truet’s phenomenal 2001 run, pushes the boundaries of possibilities, its electric guitars lashing the keys forward. Falling Up fans will not be disappointed in this lofty latest offering.
Rock music emerged in the early 1960s as something which had incredibly high energy. It took over the music industry like wildfire. Ever since then, rock music bands have founded several sub-genres of rock to express themselves. Bands like ACDC, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Guns N Roses, and Metallica redefined rock music over the decades. Rock music is not just good because it is more energetic and hardcore. There are several reasons why people love rock music.
Artists play their own instruments
Rock music bands have the ability to perform live. It is not something only they are known to do, but bringing out the energy and shredding the guitar for minutes is not something everyone can do. Most of the legends in rock music are known for playing incredible songs live. It is one of the reasons why even after the pop songs that are autotuned for perfection become famous, the quality of music created by rock bands is something people cannot undervalue.
Rock music lifts up our spirits
Most rock bands like to put more emotions and aggression in their music. The songs in the rock genre also have lyrics that have deeper meanings. People can relate to the words of artists and connect with them immediately. Rock has a history of giving some amazing tracks that directly hit the soul for motivation.
Rock music does not age
The true rock fans will be able to tell you better how rock music never ages. One of the reasons for it is that rock has several subgenres. Most of the genres have bands that consist of a guitarist and a drummer. These two instruments are still some of the most popular instruments in the world. Rock has given us many styles of playing the guitar, and listening to the old songs is just a way to learn a different style of playing the guitar. Rock music also makes you think about life choices rather than focusing on trending topics. For this reason, young people who start listening to rock music develop a better understanding of music.
Rock concerts offer a religious experience
If you go to any music festival, you can find people enjoying themselves dancing to good music. However, rock music concerts are completely different and more intense. If you go to a heavy-metal concert, you can find moshpits where people jump to run around and be free. You can even see the artists playing on stage, feeling the moment rather than trying to give you a good time. They enjoy playing music, and their fans respond to their energy, making rock concerts completely different from EDM parties.
Since rock music has several genres already and new genres are getting added up with time, it is a genre that will never go away. While popular music disappears with the trends, rock is a genre that sticks around people’s lives like a learning experience. This is the reason why you can find fans of rock music of all ages, from toddlers to senior citizens.