Beautiful, lush and lyrical, but should be sold with prozac
Nicholas Gertler | 12/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I agree with all the positives that have been said about this undeniably beautiful album, but it is overwraught with apocalyptic neurosis. A few examples: "The world is falling apart / He's getting older / And there's a funeral in his heart;" "...where God has no image and man finds no grace;" "What dark time is coming / What dark time is here / The prophet emerges / In garments of fear." And on like that.
So, while lushly layered and beautifully instrumented, if one actually engages the message of the songs, the net result is quite depressing. And unlike with Toad the Wet Sprocket, which similarly carts an emotionally heavy wagon, there isn't a release through the inherent energy of the music. Similarly nuanced but less emotionally exhausting albums are Wild Colonials' "Fruit of Life," Zero 7's "Simple Things" and Delerium's "Poem".
Second Project From the Project
SkiBum | 04/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Continuing from where they left from their self-titled debut, "Falling Farther In" contains more of the moving music that they left us wanting. Mary Fahl's vocals continue to mezmerize and the writing is even better here than on the debut, as if that were even possible! I listen to this CD all of the time, I never tire of it, and have often skied to the Project' and Mary Fahl's vocals. Talk about inpirational music with her flowing vocals among the beautiful scenery.
Favorites on this CD are "Something More Than This," the title cut, "One Dream," and "Adam & Eve."
You can't go wrong with either of the 'Project's two CD's, and in my opinion both are must haves for any CD collection!"