‘Falling Deeper’ continues where the acclaimed 2008 album ‘Hindsight’ left off. The album features brand new arrangements of songs and haunting melodies from the band’s earliest days as pioneers and co-creators of an entire genre of heavy music.
‘Falling Deeper’ is a mesmerising blend of the orchestral – majestic and at times ethereal – with beautiful vocal arrangements and Anathema’s unique ‘feedback’ lead guitars, all centred around a grand piano and a huge rhythm section.
All the layers work together to convey the haunting internal landscapes Anathema have become renowned for.
This is an album which will excite old and new Anathema fans equally. A fresh musical and lyrical approach has transformed songs such as ‘Crestfallen’, ‘Kingdom’ and ‘Sunset Of Age’. This record reveals how, even from the very start, Anathema wrote melodies which would always have a universal magic and emotional impact.
Another highlight of the album, ‘Everwake’, features the incredible voice of Anneke van Giersbergen and has brought a higher dimension to one of the band’s earliest and simplest acoustic pieces.
The record has been produced by Daniel Cavanagh and was recorded and mixed by Andrea Wright at the legendary Parr St Studios, Liverpool (where the likes of Elbow, Coldplay and Echo and the Bunnymen have also recorded albums). The orchestral arrangements are from Dave Stewart who worked so successfully with Anathema on We’re Here Because We’re Here.
‘Falling Deeper’, in the words of Daniel Cavanagh, is “a nod to our past and a look to our future all at the same time, with a sound that is designed to transport you to the heart of the present moment.’’
The band’s 2010 studio album ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’ was awarded Classic Rock’s Prog Album of the Year as well as a host of other accolades. Formed in Liverpool in 1990, the band’s sound and musical vision has continually evolved while always remaining true to the band’s original goal of creating forward-thinking, meaningful, passionate, and honest music. With each release they moved beyond the boundaries of limited scenes and pigeon holes, creating a complex and emotive atmospheric sound. The producer of WHBWH, Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), has described it as “definitely among the best albums I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on.”