The Art of Falling
Pop - Alternative
What is it?
The Art of Falling is more than a new album—released after a long absence—by one of the Midwest's best songwriters. It's a document of changing times. From the opening notes of The Line throughout the 12 songs in this collection, you'll find driven rock that's been favorably compared to Matchbox 20, Counting Crows, Pete Townsend, and Train. The album is an emotional, intense collection of songs that deals with love, time, and the debris they create.
How was it made?
Andrew Magnuson recruited friends, acquaintances, and former band mates from several different Chicago area bands. Basic tracks were laid down at Uberstudio by Mark and Ralph Covert produced a couple of the tracks. Overdubs were added over the next two years at Andy's home studio (Zeebly Smeel North) whenever he had time to breathe. The album was mixed in Ottawa, IL at Studio 413 by Hugh Wygmans. The entire process was slow and frustrating, but has resulted in a remarkable sounding album.
How does the band sound live?
Andrew's band, The Heathens, play straight ahead rock with a passion that's rare to see. They bring top musicianship and a sense of danger to their material you have to see to believe. And their loyal following makes certain that anything you thought might happen at a rock show probably will. Mixing acoustic layers, with Andrew's fiery guitar and keyboard work, they deliver at every show.
Why should I care?
Designed to work both as an album, and as a collection of singles, The Art of Falling's passionate songs connect with the listener. Each song explores a moment in a real life. In a world of image, it's the real thing.
Just listen. It's about the music... don't forget.