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Sabrina Judge

by Sabrina Judge

Soulful vocals and poetic songwriting with ambient guitars and diverse grooves.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Free
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2. Birdy
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3. Urban Overview
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4. Perpetual Motion
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5. Simple Is So Far Away
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6. I Remember
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7. Surround
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8. Big Surprise
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9. Come Out and Play
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10. Watchdogs and Angels
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11. All I Need
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Prior to making the jump to solo artist, Sabrina Judge was the singer and one of the founding members of the dynamic and volatile Los Angeles power trio Wheel. The band was named "one of L.A's finest" by the L.A. Weekly--an observation that was clear to anyone who had seen them perform at the Whiskey, Roxy or House of Blues. Judge's striking physical presence onstage is as compelling as her music: "White knuckles clutched around the mike stand, body tensed like a cat about to pounce, with a sudden release like a spring uncoiling." It is that kind of energy that makes such songs as "Big Surprise" and "Come Out and Play" so powerful.

Her evolution as a singer and songwriter is clear. With nearly a decade and half of writing and performing behind her, Judge has focused her innate sense for lyrical movement, rhythm and style on this self-titled CD. Her arrangements are sophisticated and complex, punctuated with the electricity of back-up vocals that are at times haunting, at times almost symphonic, and always effective. These layered vocals combine with ambient guitars and a range of diverse rhythms that go from minimal accompaniment to solid backbeats.

There is a beautiful introspective quality that drives this recording but that transcends the "confessional" mode found in some contemporary records. The introspection is coupled with a soulful energy that is as vital as it is original.

It is no wonder that she produced the collection of songs herself--the commitment with which she performs is evident in every aspect of the recording. Some collaborations with guitarist / engineer / mixer Charlie Campagna show no less vision--like the textual soundscape of "Watchdogs and Angels." But every song showcases the focus and intimacy that have become her hallmark and what make this CD so beautiful.

Judge has a unique approach to songwriting and it is precisely what sets her apart. It is no accident that her emotional compositions have been heard in independent films, "Drowning On Dry Land," "Love Is Like That," and Steven Soderbergh's "The Underneath." More recently, the WB network's "Dawson's Creek" featured one of her songs. Immediately following the broadcast, the "Dawson's Creek" music website was flooded with viewers, requesting information about the song.

From up-tempo tracks such as "Birdy" and "I Remember," to the more ethereal "All I Need" and "Perpetual Motion," Judge draws the listener into stories possessing an inviolable intimacy and at times an almost sacred quality. This, coupled with her refreshing and genuine vitality make this album indispensable.


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Blaise Hayden

Her voice is a thing of beauty. A true pleasure to listen to.
The songwriting is very poetic and honest. Song after song she lays herself on the line. The lyrics are stark and direct, which really showcases her singing. Her voice sounds like a bakery smells before breakfast, or like chocolate fudge is supposed to taste. I'll add only that I would eat chocolate fudge for a living if I could. So I guess that makes the record delicious. Enjoy!

Dale Strumpell

Seductive singing and elegant production
Sabrina's record is wonderful. With her great and expressive voice she has created a rich and inspiring blend of multiple vocal parts, with sublime moments of interaction between foreground and background chorus. Add to this a complex atmosphere of intricate and tasty guitar textures and the result is a lot of timbral complexity, much of it on a fairly subtle level, that rewards multiple listenings. Buy this album if you like highly creative and seductive singing, good songwriting and elegantly ambient production.

Rob Guastini

Many delicious layers
the CD as a whole, has a lot of
interesting layers and textures,
but it also has a very intimate, personal feel, at the same time.
A nice combo, indeed!