Artist: Casey Fallen
CD: Atmospheric Disturbances
Atmospheric Disturbances by Casey Fallen was released in 2014. This release is an eclectic mixture of sound through the eyes of Fallen (Vocals/Keys/Guitar/Programming) sharing his stories and through the producers touch of Doug Osborne – Lead Guitar/Bass/Programming. With captivating lyrics and unique yet simple melodies “Atmospheric Disturbances” by Casey Fallen contains 13 songs total.
The Review: So as luck would have it I stumble across the latest CD by LA based Fallen entitled “Atmospheric Disturbances” (2014). Ironically this is the first pop artist I’ve ever reviewed from that region in a while. Fallen is clearly punching all the right tickets in his attempt to make a very real connection with cult listeners. First off let me just say I really love emotional songwriting that’s pure and genuine. Fallen has an innocence about him, Looking back at the last 20-30 years there have been some truly amazing artists that fit within this realm that gave us the music and songs that are for the ages. Some go through the motions but a few have a special component that you can really groove to. Artists like Atoms for Peace, Johnny Greenwood, Portishead, Sigur Ros and Muse. These bands are diamonds in the rough. From the above masters to more recent bands like Coldplay, Massive Attack, The Shins no one can deny the impact such diverse music has upon our musical pop culture. What am I trying to say? Casey Fallen is like many of the pre-mentioned bands/artist. When you hit play and listen to the first few tracks: “Fragile”, “Last Glance” and “city Lights” and “Fox in a Box” you will quickly be blessed and enlightened by the musical presence of Fallen and Osborne. “Atmospheric Disturbances” is to me a monumental concept album or a thinking mans journey if you will with so many musical and spiritual layers it should be heralded as a gem. The amazing combination of guitar, rhythms, vocals, keyboards, beats and rhythms all behind an impeccable vocalist really hits home. The melodies and lyrics are somewhat clairvoyant, and the vocal harmonies provide the perfect reinforcements just where they need to be. Although I will say the vocals and rhythm section needs to take it up a notch. If Fallen took a few vocal lessons from a top professional it would only make his more deadlier as an artist – because he has a lot of potential as an artist.
‘Atmospheric Disturbances” by Casey Fallen is truly an invigorating ride. Be advises – If you feel depressed listen to it and you may not feel better. This is why Fallen was put here on Earth, to make us feel better through his music. All through the brilliant mindset and yeaning psyche. At the end of the day he deserves a lot of credit for being true to himself and making the aforementioned connection. In the end it’s a triumphant and celebratory return of moody pop that is tangible and not to super tacky. Its strong suit is the amazing arsenal that Osborne and Fallen bring to the table jointly via powerful yet light hearted lyrics, passion, power, vision and a honed songwriting craft that goes much deeper that the next Independent Artist.
Thomas Neff. Approved by Cyrus Rhodes.