Falling You Touch
By Marcus Pan
The Fossil Dungeon are well known for the artistic
quality of their releases and the labels new offering in April this month
is no exception to this constant rule. Falling Yous Touch is
brilliantly crafted in a digipak featuring photography by Elisa Lazo de Valdez.
Musically speaking it is the work of composer John Michael Zorko.
Female diva-esque vocals are provided by quite a few ladies,
including Unwoman's(1) Erica Mulkey, Krista Tortora, Sara Ayers and Claire
Voyant's Victoria Lloyd. Also here are one of my favorites; Dru Allen of This
Ascension(2). The last CD by Falling You was back in 1998, entitled
Mercy, and though I haven't seen or heard it I can't imagine that its
presentation comes close to what Fossil Dungeon can do.
We open with Something About Eve which includes
vocals by Dru Allen. Smooth and ambient, with a touch of classical arrangement
twisted with modern electronics. Something About Eve floats better than
a cloud as it opens Touch with dignity and beauty. Touch as a
whole tends towards soothing soundscapes and effervescent cloudlike wraps. This
can sometimes be so minimal you'll forget its there as it lays in the
background as nicely as a scented candle.
A great job by Aimee Page on The Art of Possession.
Here she'll occasionally pull the track from the background with angellic
vocals with punch and volume. Less Likely to Believe is one of the few
times on Touch where you'll hear a beat track. Dru's vibratto here is
Falling Yous Touch is certainly laced with
feeling; uplifting while at the same time riveted with melancholy. A wonderful
background to any clear, dark night sky. The Fossil Dungeon's packaging is
worth having in its own right with a nice foldout, digipak holder and brilliant
The Fossil Dungeon
Post: 43796 Tattinger Ter, Ashburn, VA 20148-3125, USA
(1) Interviewed in
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