"Vertical" tells human stories with a sci-fi edge involving space travels, black holes, spirits, ufos, meteors and secrets from the past. The album is sprinkled with epic orchestral moments and transcends Long Voyage’s folk influence into something darker, yet fresh and powerful.

The album was recorded in 2012 in Hannover (DE) by Patrick Bongers. It was mixed in Berlin (DE) by Simon Frontzek and mastered in Omaha (USA) by Doug Van Sloun. The Rise / Fall official music video was produced by Lester Dudit.