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by Hudson K

A spectrum of music using textures and colors that range from exciting wall of sound rock to simple voice and piano. Saloon hall whimsy, lyrical honesty, vocal harmony, strings, banjos, a Hammond organ, vintage pianos and trash-cans.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. Fade
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3:25 $0.99
2. All the Things I Never Say
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4:16 $0.99
3. Shine
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4:31 $0.99
4. Champion
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3:31 $0.99
5. I Gave it All
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4:15 $0.99
6. Rattled
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4:21 $0.99
7. I Could Learn a Lot
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8. Prayer for Love
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4:22 $0.99
9. Where Did You Go?
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10. Oh Whiskey!
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Album Notes
“Shine” is what Portishead might do if only they didn’t have their collective heads buried so firmly in their collective arses in some myopic depression dimension. The title track starts with some keyboard/percussion/bass bossa nova vibe that just smokes. Ms. Horn’s vocals are wonderfully expressive. As she states in the song, “I am an actress/I rehearse my lines”. With the tempo changes, rock heaven harmonies, and horns (?), the title track summons the vibes of Tom Waits, the aforementioned Portishead, and a nice dash of Howling Bells. It is simply marvelous.

...Hudson K is the real deal, a band with influences galore but a sound that is their own, a rare quality in this day of the doppelgangers haunting the charts and airwaves. “Shine” is regional act Radiohead, brilliance with a ten-buck cover. Hudson K has knocked one out of the park with this one; I could go into more track-by-track break down but why? I mean, how many ways can you say this fantastic, anyway." Jim Sells Enigma Magazine


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Brad at CD Baby

Talk about an album that will get inside your head. Christina Horn may not be the first woman to pound on a piano while forcefully delivering confrontational lyrics in a hauntingly beautiful voice, but she definitely does it her own way. Really. These ten songs sound like little else, and make no mistake: that's a compliment. Beginning with the propulsive-yet-cynical "Fade," this three-piece (she's backed by a tremendous drummer and guitarist/bassist) jumps right into it, thumping on makeshift percussion (trash cans make an appearance here) and relying on rhythms that are strong, but loose enough to fit deeply into grooves. Tracks like "I Gave It All" and "Rattled" are slightly more subdued, but Horn's voice fills the songs so full that they never threaten to slow things down. It ends up being hard to keep track of all the instruments used on this album (there are a bunch of guest musicians), and that only works to make it an even more unique listening experience. There is so much to ingest during the course of these tracks that it'll keep you playing it over and over. So get to it.


Very Moving Music
This CD has been in my car CD player since I bought it several months ago. It's become part of my commute to and from work, and every listen brings out something I didn't hear before. This CD has that special quality to "get you" emotionally too, hitting the soul the way only good music can. I've actually went back and bought more of these just to give to family and friends to turn them on to this wonderful sound. I can't recommend this CD highly enough, its a music purchase you won't regret making.