Falling Down

by Marvin Ferguson

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"Everyone in the experimental sound scene knows that Marvin Ferguson is one of the good guys. always approachable, well spoken and up to dive into new ways of creating music.
So just let him give us that kick down the bottom of the audio pit. Let’s just go for it and hear what happens! Falling deep in the underground might be a scary thought, but music wise the underground had never disappoint.

And there we got it! Falling in a completely unexpected form of music that comes as a great positive surprise! No doom and gloom, no sadistic torture or nightmare material, but almost 180 degrees the opposite! A fun baseline, teasing drums that go from a fine steady groove into flirtations that hail from a drum and base legacy. Marvin Ferguson sings on top and he does this in such a friendly manner that my flabbergasted ears are not only loving it, but also wanted to sing along! As we all know that ears are not really capable of singing along, I’d suggest using your mouth. Marvin Ferguson’s voice and singing technics are really warm and inviting with a punchy edge style. It doesn’t take long before the track does it’s magic and you’ll be happily to sing ‘I’ll climb out here some day’ along while dancing around in a rock n roll way!

Dead corp. is a dark title, but behind it the music is rather cute. Feeling fine entertainment that for some unknown reason makes me think of DEVO, although not sounding anything like it. But it has that feeling of being friendly while there is a more serious hidden message behind it. Who knows if that’s right? It’s here that Marvin’s love for robots shines through, not only with the retro feeling of lovely played melody but also how the words are sang, placed and pronounced. Personally I’m really digging it, it’s groovy and lose while rhythmically robo friendly. It also tends to stay in the head, which explains the feeling of wanting to play it on repeat as everyone loves teaming up music in the head with the real thing. good times!

And than an instant classic triggers more interest in the artist! It’s the very fun tune called ‘Ego’, which is a great song consisting great lyrics and really great music too. It’s like listening to an happy love child between the Doors and Tonetta but than so much better! This tune is so out there and one with reality that it’s simply a must hear! Don’t let the dark artwork fool you, take the jump cause the music is worth it!

Talking about taking the step to fall down into this release; the next tune is ‘falling down’ which takes indeed a darker approach, but even the drowned vibe of the music is strangely up enough by the vocal expressions that Marvin sings sincerely and meaningful.

Another instant personal favorite on this album is the song called ‘Fragile’. It goes for the electronic alternative pop approach with a baseline to die for and the right set off accentuating melodies to set the right mood for a emotional sounding Marvin Ferguson. I love how he molds seemingly happy sounds into a sad song for the heart broken.

The last track ‘summer’ is coming across as the artist had lift all his shields and shows even a deeper sincerity coming from his innersole. The music has an very early eighties feel to it with enough soft hiss to make it more authentic. It’s all stripped down while the keys of a piano is giving Marvin’s vocal expression more weight. This is intensive and real that there is no doubt in my mind that the artist has put his soul into his music. It leaves the ears and with this intensive emotional ending, the album has also come to an end.

‘Falling Down’ by Marvin Ferguson is not what you would expect when seeing the album artwork, although psychologic wise it could be just a frontal gate keeper to protect the sensitive and sincere soul of the musician from unwanted listeners, only exposing the true music of Marvin Ferguson to the ones that deserves to hear and be exposed to his honesty. To me this album stands out in just how personal something can be and how much actual great music could come out of it. A very unique album that you should definitely check out, maybe not for the artwork, but definitely for the actual music!"

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Review courtesy of yeahiknowitsucks.wordpress.com

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released February 7, 2012

All tracks written, performed, recorded and produced by Marvin Ferguson.

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Marvin Ferguson California

I like pancakes. I think animals are better than people. I write punk, new wave and electronic music on a Korg 16 track workstation sequencer and, recently, protools. I studied music production at Mesa Community College. I have been experimenting with sound collages lately. I am interested in urban mythology and paranormal subjects. I think most bands should be replaced with computers and robots. ... more

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Track Name: Climb Out
It's about time I found myself waking up in a different place
Wearing clothes I don't recognize strange lips on a strangers face.
Momentarily recalling home but then realized it wasn't
Kinda just seemed like a dream but maybe it wasn't
And I can remember the characters just don't recognize the place
Maybe I was happier there strange lips on a strangers face
And I dont mind so I kinda liked all my friends that way we always said we'd get away "If they ever gave us a chance" And those were better times I told myself and it seems so, and there are better times ahead in a place I'll never go. And you seem satisfied with all my answers.
And I'll climb outta here someday. And I'll climb outta here someday

And if a hand reaches in for me you can bet I'll probably go, but I'll never forget you all you know. And I thought he said, (but I was wrong) "Everything comes and goes"
And you were there but not like now
"How the hell did you get in there?"
If I find myself waking up in a different place wearing clothes I don't recognize, strange lips on a strangers face, and you seem satisfied with all my answers. "I'll know somethings wrong"
And I'll climb outta here some day Yeah.And I'll climb outta here some day Yeah And I'll climb outta here some day Yeah.And I'll climb outta here some day Yeah And I'll climb outta here some day Yeah.And I'll climb outta here some day Yeah And I'll climb outta here some day Yeah.And I'll climb outta here some day Yeah And I'll climb outta here some day Yeah.And I'll climb outta here some day Yeah And I'll climb outta here some day Yeah.And I'll climb outta here some day Yeah
Track Name: Dead Corp.
Whoever said they could silence your voice.
They never threw dirt on your grave
Maybe its best that you gave up instead
You said yourself you were already Dead.
God, we all wept cause we knew it was due.
You'd think we'd all just crawl in with you.
We kicked the dust off of our shoes.
We all had agenda too.

Some of us saw it and we licked our lips
Some of us bought it it was just that thick
Some of us saw it and we licked our lips
Some of us bout it it was just that sick

Whoever said they could silence your voice.
They never threw dirt on your grave
Maybe its best that you gave up instead
You said yourself you were already Dead.
God, we all wept cause we knew it was due.
You'd think we'd all just crawl in with you.
We kicked the dust off of our shoes.
We all had agenda too.

Some of us saw it and we licked out lips
Some of us bought it it was just that thick
Some of us saw it and we licked our lips
Some of us bought it it was just that sick
Track Name: Ego
Ego drives me, ugly and weird. Reflections look at my self in the mirror.
Misshapen features contain me. Damaged soul peering back.

I'd give anything just to be beautiful but I don't have much to sacrifice.
Aint got no money and there aint to much upstairs, so I guess I'll just suffice with being nice.

It's that ignorant arrogance that keeps us alive and that tactical desperation that will finally kill us.

I tell myself, "It could be much worse". I just smile 'cause I'm lucky to be alive.
Hold my head up, and cherish each compliment. If I don't have that, I just might lose my mind.

It's that ignorant arrogance that keeps us alive and that tactical desperation that will finally kill us.
It's that ignorant arrogance that keeps us alive and that tactical desperation that will finally kill us.

There goes my ego, there goes my ego, there goes my ego ...again.
Track Name: Falling Down
Who are you?
What do you want?
Your intentions perplex me.
Am I filling a void? Am I digging a hole?
Am I everything you expected to see.
My inhibitions lead to rash decisions
Falling Down only gives me some time.
I love to be loved, but where were you?
When I wore my heart on my sleeve and my convictions were true
Falling Down only gives me some time and If you really knew me
You'd know there's something inside.
So where were you, when I was falling down?
I let the chemical settle, and I can sleep for a while.
Track Name: Fragile
Don't walk around bitter
Don't walk around with those thoughts of me
Don't walk around with with a chip on your shoulder
Because that chips not worth the extra weight

Don't walk around with pieces of your broken heart in your hand
Tears in your eyes don't mean that much to me
I told you when you get much older,
Your fragile little heart wont break so easily.
Track Name: Summer
Summer is coming and I plan to be dead, long before then.
Summer is coming and I plan to be dead, long before then.
Because anything that's good something stands in my way
So please let me go, 'cause summer is coming and I plan to be dead.

For so long I saw pictures, umbrellas in the sand.
And cloudless skies, and scantly clad girls but I guess I'll never know.
Because those pictures never showed.
The road it took to get there.
The road of loss and despair.

If I look away I'll miss it, but I can't watch for too long...
It moves me. It moves me.

Don't be upset, just know that I closed my eyes AND MISSED IT.
Like everything else. Like everything else.

I just won't make it. I just can't make.
I just won't make it. I just can't make.
I just won't make it. I just can't make.
I just won't make it. I just can't make. etc..