CD REVIEW: Blue Rabbit - Separate
By Don Sechelski - 03/24/2009 - 08:45 PM EDT
Artist: Band: Blue Rabbit Album: Separate Website:http://bluerabbitmusic.com Genre: Indie alternative pop/rock Sounds Like: nobody else Technical Grade: 10/10 Production/Musicianship Grade: 10/10 Commercial Value: 10/10 Overall Talent Level: 10/10 Songwriting Skills: 10/10 Performance Skill: 10/10 Best Songs: Like I'd Like You To, Getting Away CD Review:
Blue Rabbit is an unusual band in
today's pop world. The brainchild of Heather Anderson, Blue Rabbit's lineup
on vocals and guitar with Lucretia Daley on vocals and keys. Amanda Guilbeaux
adds vocals with Eah Herren on Celtic harp and Dr. Freia Funke on cello. Arami
Reyes and Sarah Rocklin add vocals while Kevin Weber rounds out the ensemble on
drums and percussion. Anderson
penned all the songs. Their unique sound is amply demonstrated on their new
The hallmark sound of Blue Rabbit is
tight vocal arrangements and fresh songwriting supported by a very talented and
unique cast of musicians. The first song, Sleep, is paced by the steady
throb of Funke's cello hits against Weber's percussion. The rich layered vocals
are a perfect contrast. Getting Away is a deliciously clever
arrangement. My favorite cut is Like I'd Like You To. Anderson's songwriting is top notch and the
band rocks. Missing Piece is Anderson's
take on the pain of breaking up. Co-produced by Anderson and Weber, Separate
delivers the goods.
Rabbit's fresh appealing sound is best illustrated by this experience. I gave
the CD to my 17 year old daughter after I'd listened and liked it. I spent the
next two weeks trying to get it back from her to write this review. Separate
is an interesting and inventive effort from an interesting and inventive band.
It manages to be pop friendly and yet stand apart from rest. Separate is
a smart, daring release featuring lavish harmonies and excellent production. It's definitely worth checking out.
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