Adventures of Jodelle
- Artist: Jodelle
- Format: CD
- Release Date:11/2/2004
Some indie CDs come and go... but even several months after it's release, 'The Adventures of Jodelle' continues to receive accolades from fans and industry publications, proving the staying power of Jodelle. Jodelle's work on Adventures has earned her the title of 'Unsigned Artist of the Month' from Keyboard Magazine (June 2006) and the distinction of being named a 'Top 12 DIY Pick' in Performing Songwriter Magazine (December 2005). Jodelle co-produced Adventures alongside engineer and producer Chris Badami, owner of Portrait Recording Studios. Badami has engineered and produced releases by The Early November, Roses are Red, Crash Romeo, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Roark. Badami, who is also a Vater endorsed percussionist, loaned his drumming to the Adventures project. The drumming blends wonderfully with the powerful and flowing chords which resonate through Jodelle's grand piano. A perfect example is 'Rabbit Cage' which showcases some of Jodelle's best piano melodies and Badami's best drumming. Jodelle also enlisted bassist Scott Hogan, guitarist Jason DeGeorge, as well as string arranger David Rimelis whose work is featured on several of the tracks. The project was mastered at Sterling Sound by engineer Greg Calbi who has mastered projects by John Lennon, Aimee Mann, John Mayer, Amos Lee, Bob Dylan, and the list goes on! 'Jodelle is clearly her own person and she brings an impressive sense of pop/rock craftsmanship...' - Alex Henderson, allmusic.com 'This New Jerseyite brings a sophisticated sense of arrangement and melody to her music, and the work really pays off. Magnificent production decisions like the rich strings on Shrinking Violet bring the maximum power out of Jodelle's piano-driven melodies; it's a very full, very satisfying production... this multi-talent has demonstrated a knack for first-rate songwriting.' - Joe McCombs, Starpolish.com 'Jodelle's powerful and intimate style is immediately captivating and her latest album is top notch from the songwriting to the artwork. She has raised the bar for indie musicians everywhere on her sophomore album.' - Mark Fisher, gogirlsmusic.com 'Much more than a vocalist with an angelic voice; she is also a piano player that has a sweet touch and a hypnotizing sound to her playing... [The Adventures] is a refreshing change of pace in the music world. Check this CD out you won't be sorry.' - Jeff Holton, 1340mag.com.
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