Fall To Earth is an epic/alternative rock one-man band from Cambridge, UK, that undoubtfully unveils even more elements through the complex music than meets the eye in the first place. David White is a mastermind, a musician mainly responsible for all the instruments and production behind this project, and his bright ideas are certainly hearable throughout the entire album. A blurry watercolor-painted cover artwork indicates some melancholic music perhaps suitable for the autumn or winter season. Nevertheless, this material encompasses so many genres altogether, so your listening apparatus will be blown away by the exquisite musicianship. This is unquestionably the album for all seasons and occasions that you’ll spin countless times. This debut album was heavily promoted by the series of singles over social media, such as LoveSine, Safe Distance, Fall To Earth, Heart Police/This Dream. All these singles are available on streaming services like Spotify, Bandcamp, and Youtube.
Perhaps Fall To Earth takes alternative rock as a primary weapon of choice, but the music demonstrates quite the contrary. There are some alternative rock articulations, but this material embraces epic rock, epic metal, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, space rock, hard rock, symphonic rock, synth, and retro-electronica. It’s nearly mindblowing how David managed to stack up all these elements into ten highly detailed compositions that will keep your attention from scratch to finish. Besides ridiculously complex harmonizations, arpeggios, melodies, chord progressions, ear-appealing guitar licks, and other orchestrations, you’ll notice a high percentage of keyboard sequences, accentuations, and maneuvers. The keyboards provide pleasing ambiance through various atmospherics, background melodies, leads, and other compelling virtuosities.
Vividly hearable basslines are punching from beneath and providing more than necessary support to these high-pitched melodies. The bass guitar also serves as a binding element between the beforementioned instruments and the rhythm section. The equally delicate drumming performance contributes to this comprehensive collection of virtuosities with tremendous rhythmic structures, accentuations, and drum fills. High pitched lead vocals are pairing to all these maneuvers, acrobatics, and virtuosities with such ease. Every segment of this material is vocally performed to perfection. David thought about every segment and detail of his debut full-length recording, so there’s nearly impossible to say something negative about his tremendous work.
This debut album would be such a treat for all the fans of epic, progressive, psychedelic, space rock music who’re also into some retro-electronica. The symphonic vibe gives a bit of retro-sci fi soundtrack effect to the entire listening experience, but this detail doesn’t spoil all the fun. It’s a highly recommended album for admirers of progressive rock music. Fall To Earth is available at streaming services such as Spotify and Bandcamp so give it a couple of spins and decide for yourself.