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The Adventures of Jodelle

by Jodelle

Piano based pop rock fronted by singer-songwriter and pianist Jodelle.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Stick Figure
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2. Shrinking Violet
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3. Once In A Blue Moon
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4. All Save One
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5. Messenger
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6. Rabbit Cage
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7. Happy Song
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8. Parachute
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9. Damage Done
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10. Particle
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Some indie CDs come and go... but even several months after its 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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Jodelle's voices is deep and smooth and sounds very nice with the melodies and instrumentation.

The songs are well written with interesting melodies and there's great use of the crescendo and decrescendo…very important in music in my opinion. This stuff's emotional. [read full review on site]

Amy Lotsberg of collectedsounds.com

The record is fabulous. The production is top rate and sounds just lovely.
Probably what grabs me most is the beautiful piano playing. It is at times reminiscent of early Sarah Slean. Someone I will always adore. I am also reminded of an artist called Anny.

I would place Jodelle's music somewhere in between jazz, pop and cabaret. Well, not cabaret as much as just that it has this theatrical feel. Like I should be seeing this performed live instead of just on record. The record is fabulous. The production is top rate and sounds just lovely. I just think it would be great to see it live too.

The album is visually presented in comic book fashion. The pictures used in the liner notes are a combination of cartoon and photograph and are very fun and kitschy. Apparently, there is a comic book called "The Adventures of Jodelle" from which these pictures come.

Jodelle's voice is deep and smooth and sounds very nice with the melodies and instrumentation.

The songs are well written with interesting melodies and there's great use of the crescendo and decrescendo…very important in music in my opinion. This stuff's emotional.

If you like piano pop-rock with strong vocals and intriguing melodies, I think you'll like "The Adventures of Jodelle".

Stand out songs: "Once In A Blue Moon" and "Particle" are my favorites today.

ken lawrence

melodic, true and strait
as a native of the garden state Jodelle's home, it's refreshing to hear one of our own make good. it's not fare to compare this to tori or Sarah. like those other singers, Jodelle tends to be a little clever and wordy, but unlike tori and sarah, her voice connected immediately with my blind ears as beautiful soft and gental and she's also drawing from different sounds with her piano. tori and sarah are more folky but Jodelle is more classically sounding to me anyway. shrinking violet and all save one on this first effort are highlights. hope all the folks going to this year's black potatoe festable hear this voice and those song it will be worth the trip all the way into clinton township NJ. if Jodelle can stay on message and not try to be smart clever and someone elitest like the singers mentioned above she'll eventually catch and pass them. jodelle you've won at least one garden stater over.

Dave Hedden

Truly unique and wonderful
I think the biggest compliment I can give Jodelle about this wonderful CD is that she doesn't sound like anyone else I've heard. She has her own very unique style that sets her apart from all the rest. Great use of rhythms and exquisitly written haunting melodies, harmonies and lyrics. No big commercial hooks - just very flowing, beautiful music - from one song to the next with a very distinctive and beautiful voice - pitch perfect to the ears. Write, sing and play; this girl can do it all. There's only one thing I personally would want to hear more of and that's 3 or 4 part vocal harmony. The production is great and the musicians are nothing less than excellent. A must have for the listener with truly diverse and eclectic taste in music.

Jennifer Patton (Delusions of Adequacy)

"The Adventures of Jodelle is a must-have... "
The Adventures of Jodelle is a must-have for any fans of piano-based music of any kind. Jodelle is clearly emerging as a solid songwriter, and I can only imagine her next release will further show off her growth as a musician, as this is one woman who seems to be on the way up. If you are attracted to melodic rock with beautiful vocals then Jodelle is one not to miss.

Paul Lorentz - Epinions.com Top Reviewer and Advisor in Music

"... arranged with the kind of theatrical grandeur to awe Elton John..."
As Paul is driving down the Beltline Highway in Madison, Wisconsin on his way to work one morning, we see him SINGING and POUNDING his STEERING WHEEL like DRUMS to the sound of JODELLE's song "SHRINKING VIOLET"... "I'M NO SHRINK-ING VI-O-LET, FOR-GET WHAT YOU'VE HEARD, AND I'M NOT CRA-A-AZYYY, I'M A LIT-TLE DIS-TURBED... "

Boy! I sure do LOVE this SONG! In fact, I think I really like THIS WHOLE CD.

[Read more from this incredible review at epinions]
http://www.epinions.com/content_176487763588

Annette Warner (GoGirlsMusic.com)

Incredibly strong and unique vocals push the envelope ...
Incredibly strong and unique vocals push the envelope for attention on this richly produced project featuring 10 beautiful songs that easily melt into the background of a relaxing "Writer's Chai" morning, or stadium filled rock concert frenzy. Thanks for the mental floss Jodelle!

Hit Picks: "Stick Figure" and "Rabbit Cage"

The Brightman Times/ editor: Wallice Mulligan

HERIONE WORSHIP
Ravishing and brilliant; Evoking melodies of folk and rock to form an enchanted family of songs sewn together in an eclectic quilt we call THE ADVENTURES OF JODELLE. Bringing our attention to such gems as RABBIT CAGE with Portishead-esque vocals, and the soft melancholy HAPPY SONG, smearing sarcasm in our faces with the fa-la-la’s reminiscent of a children’s Christian choir. The choices and production should be commended and so should Jodelle, for having the courage to be a true mythological heroine!