RAIMUNDO RODULFO - OPEN MIND
OPEN MIND has been pre-nominated for the 57th Grammy Awards (2015) in three categories:
- Song of the Year: At the Corner of Your Life
- Best Rock Performance: Open Mind
- Best Rock Song: White Rose
contemporary and multicultural approach to classic rock. 12 songs around
the clock, conforming an organic amalgam of pop rock, jazz, folk,
progressive rock and classical sounds with the sole purpose of making good
- 1.Open Mind (5:50)
- 2.Never Say Goodbye (2:46)
- 3.Bring the Rain (8:16)
- 4.White Rose (5:10)
- 5.A House in your Heart (6:51)
- 6.Time to Go (7:46)
All songs composed by Raimundo Rodulfo
- 7.Sweet Like an Angel (5:55)
- 8.At the Corner of Your Life (3:01)
- 9.Autumn Time (10:47)
- 10.No Remorse (5:02)
- 11.Words of Wisdom (5:35)
- 12.Always our Fault (6:11) + Coda (5:58)
Raimundo Rodulfo. All rights reserved, USCO / ASCAP.
Produced by Raimundo Rodulfo.
- vocals (lead and backing),
- acoustic guitars (Spanish classical, 6-string
nylon, 6-string steel, 12-string steel),
- electric guitars, synth guitar, slide,
- keyboards, synthesizers,
- percussion (congas, bongos, African triple
djembe, Lebanese darbuka, Spanish castanets, Moroccan metal castanets,
Cajun frottoir, tambourines, shakers, maracas, chimes, Tibetan bells,
triangle, gong, rainstick, claves, thunder tubes, woodblock, cabasa,
cymbals, sleigh bells, guiro, whistles, electronic drum kit, etc.),
- electronica (scratch, loops, sampling, MIDI,
All paintings by Peter Rodulfo.
- Gerardo Ubieda: drums
- Pablo Gil: saxophones
(soprano and tenor)
- Mariana Carreras:
acoustic and electric violins
- Elis Regina Ramos:
- Ismael Vergara:
- Channing Dodson:
Recorded by Raimundo Rodulfo at TLDL, Miami FL,
except: Drums recorded by Gerardo Ubieda at G-Lab, Miami FL; Uillean
Pipes recorded by Billy Oskay at Big Red Studio, Portland OR.
Mixed and engineered by Raimundo Rodulfo at TLDL,
Miami FLThanks to all of you who listened to my new album
preview and helped me to choose 3 songs for promos and videos. The songs
that received more votes were, in this order:
Mastered by Boris Milan at Boris Milan
Studio, Weston FL.
- 1st place: At the Corner of Your Life
- 2nd place: Never Say Goodbye
- 3rd place (tied): White Rose, Open Mind.
OPEN MIND has been pre-nominated for the 57th Grammy Awards (2015) in three categories:
- Song of the Year: At the Corner of Your Life
- Best Rock Performance: Open Mind
- Best Rock Song: White Rose
- Progression Magazine, USA
- Sea of Tranquility, USA
- Progressive del Nuovo Millennio, Italy
- Arlequins, Italy
- La Caja de Pandora, Spain
- Sinfomusic, Spain
- Progressive Newsletter, Germany
- El Retorno del Gigante, Argentina
- ProgWereld, Holland
- Manticornio, Mexico
- Online Radios and Social Media
- Progshine, Brazil
- AuralMoon, USA
OPEN MIND received a 15 out of 16 rating in the 66th edition of Progression Magazine in 2014.
"This recording by native Venezuelan (now Floridian) guitarist Raimundo Rodulfo is a slight departure from his first three all-instrumental symphonic-progressive outings. No long epics here; certainly, nothing remotely approaching the 36-minute monster from his superb 2008 effort, Mare et Terra. Rather, Open Mind is more song-oriented, track lengths ranging from three to 12 minutes. The stylings
and melodies remain unmistakably his, marked by luxuriously orchestrated arrangements with intricate acoustic and electric-guitar passages that should please fans of Steve Howe's similarly structured solo works.
Rodulfo's unique character manifests via folky/ethnic Latin shadings and (for the first time) vocals, delivered in a pleasantly winsome/jaunty fashion complementing the melodies. Saxophone, strings and flute also are featured. (Mutiple guests contribute on keyboards, percussion, strings, horns, woodwinds and vocals.)
Highlights include the title track's sinuous melodicism; the 10-minute "Autumn Time," with its flamenco-ish refrain; and the six-minute "Coda," an instrumental blowout on the order of Genesis's "Los Endos." Overall, an apt comparison might be to Anthony Phillips' more song-oriented Wise After the Event on the heels of his prog masterpiece, The Geese and the Ghost."
DAVID TAYLOR, Progression Magazine
"The fourth recording work of Venezuelan multi-instrumentalist composer and singer Raimundo Rodulfo evocatively titled Open Mind is really imaginative and full of emotional colors that clings the listener for nearly 80 minutes of music."
"The review of Jessica Attene on Arlequins photographs exactly my impression: 'Music as light as a breath of wind, but rich in substance, that slips through the delicate ear but that leaves lasting impressions, sweet but never cloying at the right point...'"
Progressive del Nuovo Millennio, Italy
Open Mind is in the Top Five 2013 List at Progressive del Nuovo Millennio, Italy
"'Open Mind' is an album that makes the sun shine on gray days. Endless symphonic and instrumental colors with bright and varied folk tones."
"Raimundo Rodulfo, with
this, his fourth recording test, comes back to us with an album seemingly
simple but with good taste, elegant, and arranged in an intriguing way,
thanks to the inclusion of many stringed instruments that are petted,
arpeggiated, pinched, offering a tempting variety of timbres and complex
musical twists but never loaded and heavy."
as light as a breath of wind, but rich in substance, that slips through
the delicate ear but that leaves lasting impressions, sweet but never
cloying at the right point."
"This album seems to
have been specially created to infuse wellness through beautifully made
and balanced compositions that convey positive feelings... The music is
well structured, I would like to reiterate, but the lightness of listening
pleasure and will make sure that this work will take you much longer. Take
"This music is decidedly sunny and designed (I assume)
to make the listener feel upbeat and uplifted. This is certainly how Open
Mind made me feel. Rodulfo does much of the work himself featuring on
vocals, guitars, slide, bass, mandolin, sitar, lute, keyboards,
synthesizers, percussion, and electronics but he gets help from Gerardo
Ubieda: drums, Pablo Gil: saxophones (alto and tenor), Mariana Carreras:
acoustic and electric violins, Elis Regina Ramos: cello, Ismael Vergara:
clarinet, flute and Channing Dodson: Uilleann bagpipes. Together they have
made a genuinely pleasant (in the best, not damning with faint praise type
of way) album here."
"It works particulary well
listening from start to finish and not many albums work like that in 2013
and mixes jazz, folk, prog and world music in a heady concoction of
excellent musicianship (especially the guitars) and lovely songs. There
isn't a poor song on the album – again a rarity."
"I imagine Open Mind will work well at any time of
year, it's that good."
Sea of Tranquility, USA
"This multi-instrumentalist artist is able to create
the most beautiful passages in a style that ranges from world music to
sophisticated prog-rock. Mare et Terra (Musea, 2009) proved to be an
extraordinary work, one of the best works of 2009, with some masterfully
blended delicious musical journeys, an album that raised the bar very high
in the career of this visionary author. With Open Mind Raimundo makes a
turn towards a perhaps more minimalist tone. The author seems to dive into
the roots of his music looking for a more earthy tone, a closest to the
minstrel storyteller color. This gives this work a great instrumental and
"Raimundo has created a very
personal sound, even reaching and penetrating the music of a contemporary
cut. The piece that opens the album, 'Open Mind' or 'Bring the Rain' shine
brightly with extraordinary arrangements introducing some wind instruments
that gives them great richness. The author's mastery of the guitar is
completely embodied with 'White Rose' or 'Time to Go', the power of
progressive rock base on 'Sweet Like an Angel', 'Autumn Time' or
especially the song that closes the album, 'Always our Fault'. The power
of the electric elements interlock with voices and acoustic elements with
exquisite brilliance as in the gem 'Words of Wisdom'.
"Again a work of great compositional level, a very
high technical level, with excellent sound quality."
collection of rhythmic and acoustic songs and progressive folk rock,
decorated with art and prominence of its author, who with this achievement
closes even more any geographic musical gap, approaching a global
consolidation in the progressive folk style."
mainly moves between the Symphonic Rock and acoustic Folk spaces. The use
of keyboard and electronic instruments is only sporadic, instead featuring
violin, cello and flute many times during the songs... Overall, perhaps a
bit too long, but with good approaches."
"Raimundo Rodulfo shows us another piece of his
musical intelligence in a work of symphonic progressive rock full of
nuances at all its parts ... The music presented on this new production
travels through markedly American and Northern European style folk
territories, as well as paths of jazz rock of all time, perfectly
contrasted on structures of complicated progressive musical
"Raimundo Rodulfo is a sort of
American-wise Mike Oldfield, where there is room for all types of fusions
that just magnify his music in a lucid and intelligent manner. With an
absolute mastery of the six strings in any of its many forms, Raimundo
shelled a powerful musical machine full of emotion and feeling, which
develops through languid and meandering soundscapes, this very great
symphonic music full of roots, to which we are used to."
"Reminiscences of European or South American
progressive folk in an absolutely essential work. It seems to me one of
the biggest works of this year."
Portal Esquizofrinia, Spain
"This music has a joyful and ethnic (South American)
and classical (light) jazzy influences. Through the use of instruments
such as violin, cello, flute, lute, mandolin and Uillean Pipes the whole
tends to folk music. Lovely music for a fireplace and under a blazing
"If your curiosity is piqued, I recommend you
to take a open-minded listening to the music of 'Open Mind'."
"Rodulfo's "Mare et Terra" in 2009 was a great masterpiece, but this new work with it's graceful sound also exudes a delicate lyricism.
Guitar, mandolin, sitar, percussion, lute, synthetizers and vocals are also a wit that fills this work, in addition to featuring an unique sense of melody and music arrangements, with guests on several different instruments such as violin, cello, sax, bagpipes, and flute. This music is rich in poetic sentiment and Acoustic folk that intertwines with rich melodies, such as the atmospheres found in early MIKE OLDFIELD and Japanese ASTURIAS. This work is also sprinkled with a generous dose of South American motifs.
This is a very good work that produces an esay-listening comfort."
sense creativity overflowing from it! Maybe I've been in the wrong
places, but it's hard to find music like this. Much
appreciated. Besides, there are many different moods whitin a single
"Open mind is a treat. It’s a great spread of music with the works – interesting time signature, phrasing that is right on the spot, not very common chord voicings and neat vocals too. It’s got just the right measures of everything that will make one play it over and over again."
ReverbNation song comments from the audience: At
the Corner of Your Life:
"I really like the
soundscape that 's being created with the guitars, and how that 's
developed with the violin throughout the song. There's something really
adorable and cute about it which I don't think I've come across
"The vocal dynamics of this
song are amazing! You have a great voice! And you know what you are doing
when it comes to putting notes together to make them prettier. This is a
very pretty song. All the choices were very precise and motivated. You all
have an amazing ear for harmony. I like it!"
"I love the subtle intro.
The first thing you heard was the first note of each chord, then each
chord was laid out, and then the full chord. I love how the instrumental
track blends with the placement of the vocal, however, the instruments
over power the vocals and makes it a bit hard to hear. The vocalist has a
nice relaxing voice. I love all the various
strings and the classical feel to the instrumental track. Very
"I love the intro on this
song and the wide variety of musical instruments. The singers have a very
nice voice and sing in harmony very well. I would definitively listen to
this song again and think it would be a hit."
"The guitar in the
beginning of this song was really pretty, I liked how it sort of spiraled
upwards. It was very raw and acoustic. The person playing the guitar knew
how to get the guitar to do exactly what they wanted, and they kept it
unique and interesting. I liked that the guitar was much different than
anything else I've ever heard. It was just
beautiful and so relaxing, the melody fit right along into the song. The
vocals had a nice sound, they didn't have too much going on with them, and
they really suited the song. I think it was better that the vocals were a
bit more simple, because it just suited the song better. If the song were
simple, the vocals would have
needed to make up for that. You had nice balance to this song. I loved
that you kept this song so classic and beautiful, yet made it light and
sunshiney at the same time. I can honestly say that this song is much more
different than any other songs that I've heard. It had a very 'movie
soundtrack' kind of sound, and what I mean by
that is that I can see this song being a montage for a movie."
"I enjoy this track as it
has a brilliant atmospheric melody and beat to it. The range of
instruments are truly great and I feel that they have been well employed
in adding vibrancy to the track. The artist has a great voice and although
it doesn't sound like the artist is from a place of english speaking
origin, he manages to make the lyrics sound
clear and coherent. This is important as the listener is able to
comprehend the lyrics and their meaning throughout the track. I feel that
anyone could easily fall in love with this track and thus learn to love
it. This truly could receive mainstream attention."
"The introduction with
strumming makes the song a decent work of art from the very beginning. The
acoustic complexity of rhythm makes the song for a good listen for any
music buff, or even any casual listener."
"I like the acoustic start
of this song but it is slightly awkward with the long pause at the
beginning before the full instrumental begin. The violin and stringed
instruments add a nice touch to the song. At times, it is difficult to
hear the vocals over the instrumentals but this is a minor thing.
Otherwise, this is an absolutely beautiful
song. Excellent job!"
"Its a cute song with cute
lyrics, it kind of has a kids song beat to it. Its a relaxing song, very
peaceful. I think its ok not really the type of music I like to listen to
but not a bad song at all."
"The keyboard in the intro
sound very pretty, as well as the guitar chords. The guitar and plucking
of violin sound great! The song sound so tropical with the acoustics and
the singer's attractive accent. The swelling of the string instruments
accompany the song well."
"I like this song in that
it is a positive element to it. I want to use this song for good there is
an element of a violin to it. The violin is solid in that it is very
pretty. It is very very very pretty. There is a harmony to it. There is a
cello, a cymbal and what not."
"A good soft song with a
faster beat. The song just sounds happy and upbeat. I like the fast
instrument whatever it was. A good happy song but I don't see any radio
chance because people like to listen to faster sings when driving or
working, this song would be better fit for a movie montage scene"
"Beautiful guitar work
here. The vocals are excellent. There's a soothing element to this song.
This should be played on an easy listening fm station or new age station.
A great song with great musicianship."
"A very simple introduction
with the acoustics. Superbly beautiful with the blend of all the musical
instruments. The male vocal has a very soft voice that is fitting for this
song. The incoming violin really compliments this song to produce a well
crafted harmony and melody. This is professionally made and high
"This is a vibrant
performance with a stunning introduction of instrumental music. The vocal
is balanced and tasteful to the ear. The acoustic is stylish played and
accurately. The message is charming and impresses emotionally. The
recording quality is excellent."
"The song was too dry for
the first twenty seconds or so and then it gradually got better in the
terms of speed and vocals, the singing and the lyrics in the track got
upgrade after a minute or so."
"The acoustic sounds at the
very beginning was beautifully done. The entire instrumentation of this
piece was great, and really unexpected while listening I was very
surprised by every new sound and harmony. Although it sounded great, it
was difficult to understand the lyrics at points, but the singer's accent
really gave the song a more wonderfully
original sound. It was also difficult to identify any phrases, as the
whole song kind of flowed as one large phrase. The overall lightness of
the sound was very amusing and heart warming. I think the fact that it has
an original sound many people may not be familiar with, means it could
potentially be a huge hit."
"This is definitely my type
of song. I'll download it to my phone if you ever sell it on iTunes. The
tunes are so relaxing and soothing. It 'll put a baby to sleep! Which is
great when you have twins. I don't even know what elements are, can you
explain it to me please? tones, lyrics, base, instruments??"
"It almost seemed like this
song had two separate introductions, which is a bit unnecessary, but the
vocals in this song are beautiful and very talented. The chorus seemed to
have to heavy and low of a tone to fit in with the rest of the magical
feeling, so it didn't quite fit in. Just work on those two minor issues
and I think you will have a great song that I
think could be commercially successful in like a cute movie scene or
"Nice intro, sweet sounding
song, guitar is played really well, singer has a nice voice. Lyrics are
really nice. Good job with the layering.This song is not a bunch of Meshed
up sounds, it is really well composed. I like the Violin. All the
instruments are very well done here. keep up the great work. I hope to
hear more from this artist. I' will rate this
"I like the intro a lot. I
love the soft, stinging guitar notes. Your voice is soft too and it works
with the instruments very well. I love how you used two voices later on
and I the violin and strings is a great addition. It reminds me of a
disney musical, but with a hint of originality."
"Starting off is very
soothing. This song reminds me of folk songs because of the
"this song has a great
tune.the beat is soft and gentle. it has a happy mood and can set a great
vibe throughout the whole song. various instruments play throughout the
song. it is peacefull and relaxing."
"I like the intro. This
soft guitar is what I love. Excellent accompaniment. If I could make this
song a hit I would. What does "It 's just at the corner of your life."
mean? I need to listen to the song again....I want to listen to the song
"I liked the start of this
song very much, it was very relaxing and pleasant to hear. the vocalist in
the song doesn't have much problem with pronunciation which is good and
also seems to have a good voice and tone for this genre however, the
lyrics I feel could have been better and were probably my main criticism
of the song. When the violin first starts
playing it was again another pleasant thing to hear and is a good feature
of the song. At around the 2 minute mark when the cello begins to play I
did enjoy the music although the transition to that section was too abrupt
for my taste as I don't feel it fitted with the smooth, relaxed, flowing nature of the rest
of the song. other than those things, I enjoyed listening to the song and
found it pleasant."
"The music to this tune is
very soothing. The soft sort of singing that the artist uses really
accents the soothing music. The way that the melody keeps changing and
keeps the listener guessing is what anybody wants in a song. It is very
inspiring and the lyrics are pretty decent as well. All of the different
instruments that are used really bring out
the emotion that the artist is clearly trying to convey. I really liked
this song and i would recommend it to anyone."
"The acoustic guitar in the
beginning is peaceful sounding. The singer's voice is also very gentle
soothing. The violin is beautiful as well. The transitioning is also great
too. However after the second chorus, I think the tempo should pick up to
give it more variety. For example, there are some songs that just have the
guitar and then towards the end more
instruments come along which in my opinion makes the song
"The guitar at the
beginning is pretty and reminds me of a bell. As it transitions into the
main style of the song, it is still pleasing and beautiful. The vocals
have a slightly smoky quality and the accent to the vocalist is charming.
The harmony between the vocalists brings a smile to my face. The inclusion
of a violin is simple and adds to the
pleasantness of the song. The lyrics are light and tell a playful
"I like this. The backing
track has a very mellow and calming sound to it. The singing was very
controlled and harmony was good. Sounds like it could get radio play.
Sounded quite professional and far from karaoke"
"I love the guitar chord in
the intro, especially with that little beat of tapping on the guitar
itself. I love the addition of what sounds like a cello string chord. The
lead male vocal is a bit difficult to understand due to his accent. But he
still sounds romantic with his light tenor range. I like how light and
provocative the melody is. I love the musical
arrangement with all those string chords."
"this songs guitars all
sound really cool together. the guitars are really pleasant in my opinion.
this is an easy to listen to song with a great conglomeration of
instruments. its a really good sounding song. the spanish accent makes the
song sound more authentic."
"I love how the
introduction actually flows you into this soft lead. Great introductory
performance right there and does exactly what it 's supposed to. Now,
there are a few problems with the rest of it. They're not necessarily
problems, more of just not as tasteful as it could be. The strings that
come in are nice, but they really overpower
everything else that comes in. Vocals are pretty soothing and have a nice
tone and fit lovely with the main instrumental. Lyrically, it 's very soft
and dreamy dreamy, just as it is vocally as well. There are a few parts
where there's too much going on with the instrumental arrangement. It
overpowers the vocals, but this track
sounds more like a lullaby kind of thing. I think it would benefit better
with a more acoustic, dreamy setting that drifts you away instead of all
the arrangement it has now. The instrumental aspect of this is genuinely
lovely, I know it's stupid to say this is like a lullaby thing, but that
's what the lyrics painted for me."
"The tempo and melody has
some parts that are catchy and pleasant to listen to. The rhythm, harmony
and structure of the song is alright."
"A simple guitar melody.
The violin is a nice touch. The vocals are interesting and powerful. It 's
not something I would call a hit song, but it has potential. Not too sure
what type of radio station would play this one though."
"This is nice. The
guitarist sounds really good. And the singer has an awesome voice for the
kind of tune the guitar is playing. The rest of the instrumentals are
really good too. They all mix perfectly and compliment each others sounds
awesomely. This whole thing sounded really good. Every element of the
entire song was played perfectly. It deserves
to be on the radio, if not for the only reason being that they put a lot
of effort into making it sound as good as they could."
"the guitars in the intro
was ok by itself but when the other guitars came in i thought that the
instruments sound much better sounding. this song kind of inspires me to
make a guitar song like it. the violins in the song are a great
"Very pretty, I very much
like this song. The harmonies and instrumentals are unique, there are many
different elements that are working well together. The unexpected use of
classical instruments works well with the tone of the song and the
harmonies normally associated with folk meld together perfectly. It has a
very happy and dreamy feel to it that makes
it a song that sticks with you. Would be great in a movie
"A sweet melody.. and a
male vocalist sings.." good girl if you've lost you faith .. don't worry
cause its on its way...its just a comment of your life.." then the
harmonies. join in and the orchestra plays." I'm just at the corner of
your life " they sing. This song is has a beautiful melody ... it is like
"This was a track filled
with different sounds. The sounds were so pleasant. This is a track that
can calm your nerves after a long day. This track was filled with
beautiful melodies. The violin was beautiful and lovely notes to my ears.
The artist 's voice was also pleasant. He was able to hold a beautiful
note. I enjoyed every second of this
"This song is absolutely
adorable. I love everything about it. The musical accompaniment is
charming. The twinkling and the violins. The selection of instruments is
clever. The cello is a little overpowering in some parts, but that could
easily be fixed by pulling it back a little or turning up the microphones
on the vocalists. The parts without the cello
are perfect as is. The lyrics are sweet and inspiring. The vocalists'
accents add a special kind of charm to the vocals. The accompaniment is
plucky and riveting. I really love this song and the only thing that I
would change is to dial back the cello a little bit."
"This song is slow and
sweet. I like it okay. It is a little plain to me, but I like the string
instruments in the background that add more depth to the song. The vocals
are okay. I like the lyrics."
"I like that you were
plucking at the guitar instead of using a pick in the intro. I could tell
that you switched after about 10 seconds into the song, but still very
cool. The rest of the guitar part is very soft and mellow. This goes well
with the soft and mellow singing. The vocals are pretty good, but you
really don't expand much on your talent. You
need to break more barriers with your great voice. Overall this is a very
slow song, but still good."
classical. High kudos to this talent that seems to be all over this tune.
Sweet harmonies, and soothing vocals. Classical instrumentation, that
should be appreciated. It has very good production, and mixed to
perfection. This is another great soothing and enjoyable song."
"The beat to this song was
very majestic and whimsical. I find that the singer was extremely talented
and had a soft and smooth voice. This song has a kind of witty and funny
feel to it. I Liked this songs lyrics they were very mysterious and it
kept me thinking about the entire song and what is was about."
"really really really good
intro, that guitar doing the harmonics leading in, and building up the
song I think this song is a piece of art in all ways, the violins and
guitar are more than perfect. all levels from all those classical
instruments make the song really clear, and smooth. you can tell the
people who is behind this really love
"The song starts very well,
though it is slow, the backing track is pretty. The use of these vocals is
interesting, I was expecting a female vocalist but a male vocal was a
pleasant yet unexpected, and the accent of the person, who is clearly a
non-Native English speaker, also makes the song a lot more interesting.
The violin that is introduced later in the
song also adds another layer to the song which means that it maintains
momentum and does not become tedious to listen to, which is a common
occurrence is slow songs such as this."
"something about his song
made it sound different,the violin behind was amazing has so different
sounds in it together is fabolous and loved the harmoneys at the end of
track, nice ending. Hope ill still see more of this artis, soft and nice
song. im sure i would pay for your album if it gets out today"
ReverbNation song comments from the audience:
"The beginning seems
trippy. It pops actively though it should have a more surrealistic
variety. The tempo was urgent and thoughtful and conceptually this song
had a catchy, thick movement. The conviction of the composition is steady
and the arrangement was intensely contemporary; the rhythm's really
enjoyable spaciousness is addictive. This
song is freeform and surreal however a lower singing would serve its
abstract ambiance. It had an exquisite structure."
"This track sounds very
nice to me and this track could be used in the radio stations as well.
there is good application of musical instruments. the musical instruments
are recorded in high quality. I would like to hear more of this artist 's
"This song sounds like I am
at a Dave Matthews concert. Its got that airy rock feeling."
"The instrumental part is
"Fun music! This makes you
want to get up and dance with your friends. It sounds like party music.
The intro leads just beautifully into the the song. The vocalist is
foreign to my ears but his English is very good and he knows how to sing.
This man has an amazing voice and knows how to get people to feel
something when they listen to him. His range
of notes is amazing too. The instruments and how they're arranged is so
fun. I could listen to this every day. I would most definitely show this
song to my friends. This song is spunky."
"My first impression is
this is a very well mixed track as all the instruments are panned and the
levels of them seem very smooth and clean. I love the build of instruments
from the guitars to the horns and other acoustic guitars with the backing
drums to balance it all out, This was really something i enjoyed. The
voice of the singer really has potential as
the accent is interesting yet very understandable in english. This song
was well done. Good job."
"I feel like the beat is
mixed with many genres, from rock to jazz to country and so much more. im
surprised they where able to combined that many genres together. i feel
this song does have too many beat but it still is catchy. the guys voice
is so perfect but i think he would be better for a romantic type
"Sounds alot like the
Allman Brothers Band. The horn is a cool addition here. I think this song
is weird and odd. A spinning fusion of oddity. The drums are mastered
well. The guitar is clean and at a good level. The chord progression is
strange and magical. This is not a hit."
"The song has a modern rock
feel. However it also has a lot of appealing, nostalgic elements included.
The lead singer has a nice, smooth voice. The lyrics are delivered in a
similar manner that creates a nice sound. The music has many good rock
elements that make successful songs. The guitar has a positive, Spanish element. This is a plus because the Spanish
style guitar is one of the oldest and finest styles in the
"Nice country sound,
R&B sound asweel, tone and pitch is nice lyrics are good kinda cetic
sound aswell, singer has nice control and the band incress the potency of
the song overall. nice harmarnics and guitar rifs as well"
"I love jam bands. The
guitars in this song harmonize in perfect tune and the melodies are
original. I also think that the saxophone is a great element in this song.
It reminds me of a little between Dave Matthews Band and Big Daddy
"I liked this song quite a
bit as soon as it started. It had a very celtic feel and I thought it
worked for it. The instrumentals inspired the feeling of undertaking a
great adventure, while the lyrics and vocals narrated that feeling. The
slow part of the song also helps encapsulate that feeling of an exciting
adventure, though I am pretty sure the song
is simply about a romance or relationship. Regardless, I greatly enjoyed
this song, and would listen to more from this artist, they show a true
talent with windwood instruments as well as strings. It is
"I love The southern
Influence in this track. It was very original and progressive from my
ears. I like the drummer and singer they were very on key with there
performance. I find this song very soothing yet fun for the whole family,
with a great message behind it."
"This really has a
rewarding mix of music. the crafty sound of the instruments allow this
song to get most of it`s great range. The singer does this song in
an attractive way. his voice reads the lyrics to a very good style. thru
this singers great voice, this song has a lot of substance to it. a song
that is live and with an enthused
"I feel this instrumental
verse is great. The hymns are wonderful. The singer sings to harmony. The
performance has a classical tone. The percussion plays good in the middle
of the song. The instruments play solid and very well balanced and full of
"The song was great. It was
exciting and entertaining. I love the guitar sounds and it makes me want
to dance. I also really like the words and made me want to think with an
ReverbNation song comments from the audience:
Never Say Goodbye:
"The guitar intro is
fabulous and I really enjoyed it. The lyrics sound rather good for the
"The melody is memorable
and strong. I would say that this type of music id for people who love
country songs. I like the special sounds and the varied instruments they
used to produce this song. The lyrics is original and almost
"Beautiful intro. it
doesn't waste time. it grabs me right away and forces me to listen. very
unique voice. distinct and recognizable. it reminds me of Simon and
Garfunkle. I truly think the guitar is so beautiful."
"The intro starts off
pretty quick, and has me, and probably everyone else wondering what 's
going to happen soon. The progression of guitar is nice as it has a decent
bit of variety, and it mixes well with the singing. The singing is pretty
good, although I do wonder if it 's supposed to sound a little sarcastic.
The meaning of the song and the feel seems a
little ambiguous. The violins enter quite nicely into this song, and I'd
imagine that may be difficult to implement well."
"I like the banjo used in
the melody it bring a varied sound to the song.the singers voice is
awkward and different."
"A cool little tune with a
neat guitar track woven into it. The vocal delivery creates a really old
sounding feel that is hardly ever found. There is a mix of Old Mexico and
Seattle that is truly one of a kind. The old country beat that carries
throughout is certainly unusual as well!"
"Soft, but layered and
fast-paced guitar is a nice way to open a song. The alternating chorus
style and sole vocals sound nice together. The violin really adds to the
sound and atmosphere of the track, and is very well done. The lyrics
frequently vary and do not repeat themselves often enough for them to lose
their meaning, just enough to reinforce the
meaning of the song. No trouble understanding the lyrics, which is always
"Nice clean well played
intro. The lyrics have a bit of a heavy accent to them, which adds some
uniqueness to it. I think there needs to be a little more percussion mixed
in to give it more dynamics. The sound quality is great and
"The chords that you use
here are very beutiful interesting and ever changing to my ears. i really
enjoy the way that you approach the vocals here. Your music is very
distant emotionally. You sing your stroy like paul simon here. The song
has a very nice spanish vibe in it. i love the way that you approach the
rhythems in this record. You really have
incredible soul and style in this record. You have wonderful emotion and
groove that is so impressive in my point of view. I love the songs violin
parts here. You have a wonderful creativity and style on this
"There`s a very
accomplished guitar in this osng. this creates a nice musical atmosphere.
a very lgiut hearted song. the lyrics that come about in this osng are in
rder. there good words, there fresh and rich. the singers in this bring a
vocal mix that is very much in sync. it has a nice tone and there pitch of
voice is very good."
"The musicians on this
track are very talented. The finger picking strumming on the guitar sounds
so fresh and crisp. The violin and fiddles are so amazing on this track. I
really am enjoying the vocals and the singers accent. It is really a great
"It sounds rather strong. I
love the way the style spreads and the chorus is quite remarkably refined;
the arrangement was organic and distinct. The rhythm demonstrates a great
action which the abstract tone works with but it lacks a more theatrical
magic. It articulates decidedly. The singing of the song is very breathtaking. The melody sounds quite wonderfully
crunchy; I enjoy the way the fidelity bounces and the meaning of the tune
was good. An intense song with an enjoyable maturity."
"I really like the acoustic
guitar that helps lay the foundation for this song. very talented indeed
and the vocals are also very original. I like the way the accent comes
through and gives a fresh approach on what music can really encompass. I
think they are very talented especially the vocal melody and this great
solo. Wow what a great arrangement easy to
listen to and hold my attention very well."
"I like the up beat tempo
that the song starts off with. I can tell that the guitar player is very
talented. It sounds like there are some very complex chords. The vocalist
has a good sounding voice. I think the sound is catchy, I cannot see this
song being played on the radio but rather in a restaurant setting. I love
the violin, the player of the violin is
excellent. The lyrics of the song are catchy and ultimately heart
"The introduction of this
track catches the audiences's attention quite nicely indeed. There is good
use of volume variations as some of the instruments are a little bit
quieter than others. the musical structure of this track is very
ReverbNation song comments from the audience:
"I really like the intro.
Nice picking work! good energy to the song in general. Nice wilting sound
to the melody. has an Indian feel to the music. I like that. It is a
pretty unique piece. I like the tone in the vocals. The different
instruments are a very nice touch as well! Great job on this
"I love to hear the banjo
in a song, makes it sound even more of a Celtic origin. The melody is
pretty and the tempo is energetic. The artist has an Irish tone to his
voice, giving the song even more authenticity. There are several different
strings playing in the song. It sounds that there may be a bagpipe
playing. I like the rhythm of the song. The
band does an incredible job in displaying their talents in this
"LOVE the mandolin. Great
recording-mixing done on it in the intro. I could hear all the strings and
their tone didn't muddle all together as can sometimes happen on a really
polished recording. I loved hearing every bit of the high strings. Very
interesting instrumentation in the rest of the song. I'm really digging
the everything but the kitchen sink think
going on. The bass and drums sound awesome and really work to act as a
strong backbone to the rest of the more "interesting" instruments. The
bass work is incredible, I love the tone and the playing. I don't know the
nationality of those playing, but this sounds like a cross
between Mumford and Sons
esque fesitval core and something a bit more Greek or Middle Eastern? I
dunno, all I know is that I am really loving it. The slow down in the
bridge was a nice touch only to hit it even harder in the last minute.
Well done. The vocalist also sounds great and was recorded well."
"I like the twanging sound
of the guitar in the beginning of the song, I just think the intro lasts a
bit long, The singer though has a beautiful sounding voice, it is unique
and special. Song has a Egyptian feel to it. I also like the lyrics, its
different and everything fits together well. This song has
"This song was really
unique and different. The intro music sounded a bit like a Mexican folk
song. The introduction is too long; it 's distracting rather than
enhancing. The feel of the vocals is very different from what I expected
based on the introduction."
"Interesting tune. Keeps
you wanting to listen to it to hear what is going to happen next. Good
lyrics, not sure what genre its supposed to be but the lyrics would appeal
to a wide audience. Great use of different elements, decent voice on the
vocalist and the musicians seem very talented. Well put together and its
very fluid, the multiple elements flow nicely
throughout the song. Easy to listen to and the recording quality is
"The vocals were strong and
"This track has a bluegrass
sound, I love how the fiddle was played. I didn't know a fiddle could be
played so fast. I was jamming to a fiddle I didn't know that was possible.
The artist was able to keep up with the fast sound of the fiddle. I like
how the track is fast and then slowed down. This track has a sound of
inspiration, it makes you feel good on the
inside and out."
"Great Irish intro. Pure
Irish composition. The singer is performing good. The sound quality is
good. The instrumental part is very well done. We have some pro musicians
performing the instruments. Overall good Irish song, great composition.
Irish lobby will love this performance."
"An interesting intro with
a large range of notes. The acoustic intro then drops into an unexpected,
yet welcome melody with an average vocalist. The overall feel of the song
is warm and inviting yet ethnic and exotic. The lyrics come across as
romantic however the vocalist 's pronunciation makes it difficult to
discern. Overall an attractive song with high
"I really love the
instruments in the background. I wish the lyrics were a little bit better
to understand and were a little bit louder. Sometimes the instruments were
a bit distracting but I liked it."
"I love how playful this
track is. It has many different aspects to the track, and the lyrics work
so well with how the track is built. It is a song that is meant for
dancing kind of. The overall concept of the song seems like a lot of fun.
The voice had a lot of depth and seemed like a very fun song. I do not
think this song has any potential for major
radio station play or to be a hit song on a major network, although it
could be a song used on a television show.it is more of a pop dance song
"the tune is high but not
too high. the tune adds on with different sounds.The lyrics are quieter
that the words but its not as bad as some you can still make out the
words. the singer has a unique sound to his voice.the song is nice and
well written. Its a good song."
"I like the intro on the
mandolin. It is very melodic and very energetic. It kinda sounds like
sublime to me but with a sweet vibe to it. I really think this would be
good for parties. I want to hear them more :)"
"Tinkle tinkle says the
welcoming mandolin that invites us on this ride. A reverb ride cymbal sets
up the mood and we crash into sitar town. The middle easter groove is
compelling I must admit. This is an extremely eclectic arrangement of
instruments. The vocal is velvet and the harmonies are right there with
it. I swear I even heard a firework in there
somewhere. Structurally the song is obviously not in the "single"
department. The hook is catchy though and it 's a nice treat each time it
gets you. Once again I find myself wishing I was driving along to this
"Very enjoyable, has a nice
tone, lots of mixtures of elements and emotions. feel good fealing with a
hint of back story in the notes of the instruments. I sense a bit of
ethnicity from some european country that makes me want to travel and
explore. I'd listen to this if I were hiking or on a mountain side. Makes
me feel wholesome and enjoying in the nature
and hope for the world around me. Could use a bit of mixture from the
lyrics and repettition of the notes. The elements of this are quite
refreshing and invigorating. They make me want to listen through my ear
holes a lot. Justa pleasant sounding of the guitar, drums and ukelele
and other instruments
involved in this production."
"Well this song is
certainly mexican/fiesta style/genre. It is fast paced. I think this song
is more geared toward the mexican culture."
"The few instruments are
interesting and the introduction is elementary with successive vocal
quality that is withing the range of the rhythm. The lyrics are fun and
clean. The vocal melody surprise with unexpected element to the songs
"The control on the fret
hand of the guitarist is sweet, if that is a guitar...? The quality of the
sound is very, very sweet, I love it. And the big break with the drums and
bass is epic. It almost reminds me of going on a journey into the sand. I
normally don't ever listen to this type of music, but the progressive
quality to it is undeniable! The
middle-eastern accent on the vocals is strange, but, good, something fresh
and new. I enjoy it. A breath of fresh air out of my normal confines of
music genres! Great work, keep it up!!"
ReverbNation song comments from the audience: A
House in Your Heart:
"the musical side of this
was very good. the molding that they did with the several isntruments and
styles of solos was cool. the vocals kind of got lost in the din but it
didn't really detract all that much. his voice did a nice notes. the music
arrangement was blended in a very cohesive way that pulled your attention.
the flute and sax solos were very
"I like the mellow feel to
this music. This also has a ranch feeling to it. I like the singers voice
it is strong and caring. Also the singer is doing a good job with keeping
up with the tempo of the music. I like how all the instruments work
together to make a beautiful and new sound."
"Good guitar and bass and
piano and drums, and what is that flute? All the instrumentals are great
and pretty sounding. peaceful and relaxing. The vocals are very cool and
unique and go perfect with the instruments. I love the overall sound of
the song. Very cool."
"IT DEFINITELY CAN BE A
HIT. NICE GROOVE TO IT. COOL LATIN UPPER BEAT JAZZ TYPE FEELING.
PROFESSIONAL WORK. MASTERING IS WONDER FULL. GREAT VOCAL WORK. MUSIC IS
WHAT THIS IS. MUSIC ELEMENTS ARE DESCRIBED IN BRIGHT DETAIL IN THIS
"From the start, I'm
grabbed by this song. I absolutely love the extremely mellow, troy
introduction. It 's almost hypnotic. The inclusion of extra instruments
really stands out and prepares you for an awesome song. I absolutely love
the flute. It 's not very often that bans include instruments that are
seen in an orchestra, and it 's a great
change of pace. The light drums and smooth guitar solo are really
excellent. It 's almost like a theme song for a dream. It takes you away.
The style of singing is a little different than what I usually hear. It 's
exquisite. So mellow and soft, you can hear the emotion in his voice. This
song is very catchy, I can see it being
played on local radio. I'd imagine hearing this on a easy listening
Pandora station. Thumbs up all the way! The guitar arpeggios are
wonderful. They compliment the beautiful harmonic vocals. I really enjoyed
this tune. Way to go!"
"I love the lyrics to this
song! Full of simple truths that everyone can relate to on some level. I
love the uniqueness of the vocalist voice. I enjoy the rhythm, especially
the constant of the horns. The breaks were refreshing and a real
opportunity to focus on the instrumental aspects of the song."
"this song is really good
and special. It could really be a hit because of its diffrent effects. It
could have been better if the intro was not so long, but that is diffrent
from person to person. This song is for people who love classic music and
slow songs, which i do not like so much."
"I did like the mariochy
feel of it, I thought it was somewhat different and an enjoyable base
"This record has a very
nice mysterious vibe all over it chord wise. i love the songs percussion
so much. The way that you play reminds me so much of 1960s kind of music.
This is very melodic folk music that is deeply beautiful and interesting
in my view. I think you have a very nice emotional and focused appeal
here. i love the songs
rhythms and style so much. You really have an awesome ability to sing
right on key for the entire record. I love the backing instrumentation
here so much. you have wonderful tempo very mid range and exciting at the
"There is a distinctly
oriental feel to this track that is accompanied with futuristic sounding
instrumentals. The Latin delivery of the vocalist is completely unexpected
but adds a worldly feel to the track. There seems to be a random
collection of instruments all competing. There area a lot of things going
on in this track. There are some really nice
stanzas but the composition is confusing. The vocals are poetic enough but
just a little over the top."
"I like the smooth fluid,
easy listening tone of the song."
"there`s a very sound and
creatiuve musical presence to this track. the feeling that comes over this
song is excellent. the quality of the instrumentals are really thought
provoking. the lyrics to this are compelling, there effective. the singer
gives a performance. that takes complete contreol of this song. love the
voice and the composed way that this song
"I really liked the soft,
romantic high notes that made up what is now the intro of the song. The
instrumental itself as a whole is just simply beautiful. The acoustic is
well complimented by the beautiful accented voice of the vocalist on this
"The song is heart felt and
deep. The instrumental is atmospheric and deep. The crash in the drums
abbreviate the song. The guitar are angelic and beautiful to listen
"The beginning of the song
was very catchy and rhythmic. It was slow and melodic and it caught my
attention because of how different it was from other tracks I've listened
to. I was able to appreciate the melody of the guitar and drums. The
singer seemed to have an accent or he sounded very laid back and mellow.
It was a good track. I really liked how his
voice harmonized with the other voice in the background."
"the song has a a really
engrossing touch to it. i love the surface of the song and the different
layers. i like the voice. the singer really has a beautiful
comments from the audience: Time to Go:
"This song is great and
romantic. Maybe for a couple who are out on a date just waiting for the
moon to go away I don't know. I see stardom all around this song. It
should go platinum before you know it. those notes are incredible and
exciting to listen to. This guy is a great singer and should sing a little
more. He has a lot of potential to make
entertaining songs with great pitches."
"This song is a soothing
song. You would hear this style of music at a massage palor. It is good
for the heart and calms the heart and soul. It could also clear your mind
from stress. I enjoy it but it is for a more mature audience. I rate it a
"Introduction had a
beautiful, lively, uplifting sound. Transitioned well into the main part
of the track and vocals. Vocals had a good tone. Arrangement had some odd
changes in tempo, didn't seem to fit the track, Kind of back and forth
between musical styles."
"I think the part where the
mix opened up with guitar picks panned to the listeners left and the
vocals coming in from the right with the drums was a really cool effect to
listen to! I think the vocals were at a nice level but a little soft for
the instruments as they almost blended too much to the point of not
listening to the lyrics. Maybe some reverb
would help the vocals, as well as pulling the acoustic guitar back on the
left panning to really make some room for the lyrics in the
"the beat is so slow and
soothing, it just makes you feel relaxed and calm. i think they added to
many instruments to the intro. after the intro end and the guitar came in
it just drew me closer and closer to the song. the guys voice could use
some work on, but it sounds good. he kind of sounds like the classic rock
"I love the instruments in
the intro of the song. Amazing. I think you should add some vocals a
little earlier in the song. I've never heard anything like this before,
but I like it. It is very unique. I think the vocals are on key, soft and
calm. I do not think there is anything I would change in the song. I think
the fans who listen to you music would most
defiantly like this song, but I am unsure on what kind of music this would
be. With this song I kind of picture two older men sitting at a table
playing checkers. I'm not sure as to why, but that is what the music told
me. Good job and good luck."
"Pretty use of flute and
violin (fiddle? Viola? Stringed instrument) or whatever instruments those
are in the intro. Good guitar. Really cool, pretty vocals. Awesome,
interesting lyrics with a very unique voice and overall sound."
"the ryhtme is slow the
instrumental variety is weird and didgitized not a bad thing just
different. No ove use of digital efect good artist. know's how to coompose
what he is looking for had nice vocals. it had overall interestinglly
tuneful. was thought provoking orginal. talented creative professional
artist. But somewhat unimaginable good
"Their intro was far too
long and complicated. The multiple melodies clashed making you confused as
to what you were listening to. Go back to the drawing board and simplify
your music algorithm. Folk songs should be soothing not
"I do enjoy music that can
start out soft with a little bit of an Irish touch to the style. Great
music for soft lovers, great for romance. As far as the singing goes, I do
like to understand the lyrics. I can tell this artist has an accent thats
a little unfamiliar to me, yet I still like the music. This type of music
is great for relaxing, which a lot of people
enjoy. Good job there."
"this is a very creative
and very interesting song. the music to this has so much substance to it.
it really has a DIverse effect on this song. it has a lot going on at one
time. very convincing song. the lyrics in this are those that matter,
there clean and carefully done. this song has a singer that brings a very
tune full voice to this song. his performance
is pretty direct."
"It had a penetrating
impact. The arrangement builds freely and the chorus's character is sort
of warm. Instrumentally it had an upbeat, textural fanfare with a
considerably enjoyable, deliberate orchestration. It can be uplifting as
well as diverse and the lyricism expresses a nice variation; the song had
a relatively gentle
implementation. The melody of this song was fairly fun but it requires a
more mysterious pattern."
Recorded well, but the song feels a bit disjointed. The group seems to be
tight. The song sounds like folk with country mixed in haphazardly. The
rhythm changes don't seem to have a purpose. Sounds like a bunch of good
"I like how it was powerful
on the first few beats the calmed down and turned into a melodic piece of
work. It is getting quieter and then louder. The singer is very enjoyable
to listen to. The instruments blend well."
"the flute is very alluring
and makes a good impression on the song. the intro is full but a little
too full for a intro. the sound is very handsome and plenty of color is
added in the instrumental."
"the intro to this song
sounds like it starts a play off it. you can really hear emotion and
happiness in this song. the word to this song are very strong and on beat
.they did a very well job putting this song together. very old classic
soft instrumental piece."
comments from the audience: Sweet Like an Angel:
"The energy in this song is
nothing short of exuberant. It surrounds you and doesn't let go. It makes
you want to dance and dance until the song is over. The instrumentals are
well balanced and offer very pleasant music to the ears, while also not
overpowering the vocals. The guitar pieces in particular stand out as
giving the song its life, even more so than
the percussion, which is unusual for most songs, further solidified once
the solo begins. The vocals themselves capture the fast tempo of the
instruments and run with it, becoming a soaring adventure that does not
let up. A brilliant song, and would love to listen to it again."
"Singers has a nice, fluent
and soft voice and maybe a little too easy going."
"A nice track that has some
really powerful instrumental sections. The lyrics tell a really vivid
story that jumps out at the listener. There is a great mix of new and old
sounds in this track that make it really cool. A ton of talent in the
artists performing here!"
"Everything sounds great.
Musically, all the instruments go together well and same as the tone of
the vocals. I also like how it has some funky bass lines along with some
cool guitar licks. However, it 's kind of hard to understand the vocals.
Other than that, everything sounds good."
"nice guitar, wonderful
picking pattern, celtic type feel. chimes are wonderful addition. The
singer has nice emphasis on cretin words within the song. nice development
into a very latin sounding song. nice. nice use of a secondary guitar,
with the electric overlay, diffrent haven't hear that very often. the
drums are nice but woun't be sutied for radio
"Flutes suck. Your
instruments or okay but they don't fit with the vocals. electric guitar
does NOT work with flute. EVER. the beat is all over the map and I don't
know what to focus on."
"I like the harmony and the
Latin vibe. The singer has a great voice. I think the flute, guitar riffs,
and change over to a more rock sound is a little too much. When the track
first began, I thought "Ooh", but I was let down by the woodwind. It 's
not my taste, but this could be a great song. It sounds a little
overworked for my taste. Keep it
"The intro is too long for
me and when the song actually starts it is not good. They have arranged
the rythm really good!"
"I really love the mix of
ethnic sound and classic rock. its interesting and inventive. wonderful
"The guitar was really
pretty at the beginning. And then the violin started and it sounded even
better. And then the guy started singing and it was really nice. I liked
it. The chorus was catchy too! I actually liked this song it was very
pretty. It 's not a kind of song that would be a hit though."
"Quick very upbeat intro
with a nice fade of all the instruments on both ears. Vocals have a very
soft spoken relaxed sound to them. Guitar riffs are very nice, with
touches of vocals that match the tone of the song quite nicely. Strings
make for a very contented happy sound. Occasionally gets a bit
overwhelming and muffled, making it hard to
understand. But it 's a very nice song over all, with a bit of work on the
levels of the sound, I would not hesitate to listen to this again, and
would recommend to other people as well."
"I think you have music
that is very soft but beutiful all the same. The way that you play is very
folk like very pure and from the heart. the way that you use the chords of
the electric guita reminds me of phycedelic rock. Your music is very
distant and powerful at the sam etime. I love the chords and feeling in
this record that works really well. you have
incredible drum beats and feeling in this record that feels incredible to
me. You ahve wonderful styles in the way that you sing. Your music is very
bright and focused structure wise."
"Eerie track with a
creative improvisation. The tune is very harmonic and beautiful though it
might be a little more whimsical. I like how the synthesis and percussion
develop. The melody absolutely shows a good dimension and the verse is
nicely realized; the bass is rhythmic and consistent. The splatter of the
beat was creative and it flows
"I really like the wide
range of notes on the violin and the continuous floating guitar picking.
Very smooth and I like the jazz modern guitar solo and the heavy bass line
is great too. This is starting to sound very professional and very
quality. Nice solo that is enjoyable and upbeat. Great job"
"I think the rhythm with
acoustics, and the violin were beautifully composed, and had dynamics in a
mellow tone, that was harmonious with the vocals, but the vocals need
enhancements with the shift in movement, and arranments in style, I think
the song could be commercially appealing overseas, and with the people
who like this genre of music."
"An excellent sounding
intro and I feel that this track has got a lot of work put into it. The
track itself is very creative because the melodies used sound unique to
me. There is a good vibe to the harmonies used in this track
"wow the beginning has a
cool start, lots of different sounds, but again just like every song i
hear on this its kind of slow, although it does get better as it goes on,
the background music sounds like the theme son on Seinfield. I do the the
vocalist has a good voice and I like the variety of instruments that are
playing in the background. Over all the song
is okay and potentially has potential."
"Decent harmony backed by a
strong instrumental. Can't see it being popular with audiences -- too
ReverbNation song comments from the audience: No
"This song makes me very
happy. it has a country feel to it. I like the singer he sounds awesome. I
feel like i could sing along to the song or sing it with my friends. The
content of the song is very sweet. I want to hear more songs like this.
Awesome, please put on the radio."
"The guitar is really well
played in this piece. The track does jump around a bit but there is some
real creativity happening here. The Mexican vibe is a nice element that is
hard to achieve. Really unique and written well!"
"The beginning of the song
had this funky beat. I wasn't really able to make out the rhythm or
anything because it seemed random. The singer had an accent however, it
seemed to fit well with the song. Although he had an accent it was still
relatively easy to understand him. His voice flowed well and harmonized
with the melody of the track."
"This song feels good. The
rhythm of the instruments play artistic tones. The singer sings
beautifully with the voice of smooth latin feel. The tenor plays good. I
hear classical tone and some voicing. I love the instruments they are
played different with a flair. The singer has a stars voice."
"I din't understand what
the story the lyrics where telling, the voice din't match the type of
song, it was't that good, the tune was okay, the voice sounding like it
belonged in a opera song rather then the type he was going for."
"The guitar work in the
beginning is pretty attractive. I can get right into the grove. The
vocalist has an apparent accent, but it its the mood of the song very
well, possibly more than a standard american accent. I love how the song
progresses. It is very enjoyable to listen to. I would absolutely love to
see this artist become successful in the
"Nice strong intro that
sets the mood of the song. I like the change ups in the instrumentation
throughout the song. The vocals are good, but not unique. The quality of
the recording is good enough for radio airplay. Some of the melody's are
very catchy and hold the listeners interest, especially the guitar solo.
Good smooth ending to the song, but it goes
on too long."
"nice riff on the guitar,
chimes are a nice add on interesting sound, not a radio song however, very
70-80 sound, very nice and nice difference. it could be good in movies but
for radio it isn't going to happen, too old school, and lyrics aren't
relabable but his accent is very nice good overall"
"The singer is really
creative who has come up with this lyrics, this is kind of a love story
combined with a song. The love story kind of takes over the song and you
really can imagine the text in pictures, really good job they did with
"This is so dated. Old
ladies may love this but not the general population."
"I think you have wonderful
mixtues of country and folk chords all over this record that feel so cool
to me. You really are deeply impressive with how you sing. This record
really comes alive when you start the first verse here. i really enjoy the
songs energy and creativity through the lyrics here. You have wonderful
expressions here so much. you really seem so
calm and easy going in my point of view. I love the songs anger and style
overall. You ahve to make the percussion allot bigger and stronger here.
You really have great class and style here."
"This song sounds like they
use a fiddle and some other instruments.Its a unique combination i've
never heard. I think I even detect a Scottish accent in the singers
"I think the instrumentals
were diverse, and nicely arranged in the structural composition, it was
decently produced in technical aspects, but I didn't like the heavy accent
alongside the style of genre this song fits in with. this song doesn't
have commercial potential!"
"The intro was sort of
deliberate. The rhythm of this song is fun. It evolves impeccably with its
effortlessly warm, excellent ferocity. The instrumentation indicates a
creative atmosphere and the tune was quite breathtakingly served.
Qualitatively this song features accessible, lush movement. It was
astonishing and imaginative however it could
be significantly more basic. I love how the melody presents; the slightly
strong attitude of the message was inspired and calm. This song has a
primordial strength to it."
"a nice refreshing but
weird vibe to the start of the song. this song has a very jazzy feel to
it. it took almost 30 seconds for the vocals to begin."
"The sound is definitely
unique. I like the chime sound in the background. The vocalist has a thick
accent. This would be a great song to play in a restaurant or
"Great use of drums at the
beginning but it 's too busy. Your vocals are good though."
ReverbNation song comments from the audience:
Words of Wisdom:
"The guitar playing is excellent, great harmonies, but
almost too smooth. the track might enjoy regional success, as the vocalist
accent is highly noticeable. Overall the recording is good quality good
song writing. It has a 1970's vibe. Enjoyable overall."
"The beginning is something
i could hear in a movie. The singers have a very nice voice. The
musicality is well done. I cant hear this on the radio."
"i like the Spanish rhythm
of the song.the singer sounds like he is singing with conviction. i think
this song could do well in a place with a strong Spanish
"Everything sounds good to
me. I don't usually listen to this kind of music but I like it. It 's
relaxing but yet, upbeat at the same time. The musicians work together
well and are talented. The song speaks for itself."
"A pretty original guitar
piece that captures a true Mexican sound. The vocals really portray an
authentic tone that stays true throughout the entire piece. The music is
not quite traditional but there is really cool sound to the track as
whole. A pretty interesting recording!"
"The words aren't that
clear, but the song isn't bad at all. The instrumental is very nice. I
prefer to hear the instruments alone. The artist has a nice tone to his
voice also. This song can be used in movie scenes that show encouragement,
prosperity, change. He should try to sing with a bit more
"Enjoyed the instrumentals
within this song. Put off that blue grass old hippie feels. Started to
relax me just listening to this track. I did have a hard time
understanding the lead singer a bit at time. I greatly enjoyed the flow of
this song as well as the breaks in the track which allowed the band to
shine through. All in all, i enjoyed the
song. Even though i had a hard understanding the singer at times, i did
like the sound of his voice."
"nice musical development
in the intro, nice guitar riffs and the lyrics are very suiting to the
song. Radio could be possible, but unlikely. Very south America sound
which is upbeat and interesting. nice. the harmonics are very nice and
develop the story nicely, over the use up ups and downs good"
"The guitar at the
beginning was very nice and when other instruments were nice but I don't
really like this kind of music."
"Classical guitar meets,
Brazilian/Latino type music with a unique singing-talking type style. I
like this music, its fun, upbeat, and positive. The music is progressive
and has a good rhythm. The electrical guitar mixed the vocals and
classical guitar is a good combination. I think this song has enough going
for it that it would be a commercial success
in the Latin American community."
"I think you really play
the instrumentation here like professionals. I love the folk feeling the
chords are mesmerizing to me. You have wonderful spanish style sof singing
that feels so incredible the whole time. Your music is very easy going and
powerful the whole time. The drums are very big and work well. the chord
changes in this record really make this very
interesting in my point of view. I love the songs rhythems and expressions
here so much you have wonderful rhythem and styles the whole
"very nice instrumental
piece of music. the lyrics were an added bonus. the group has a great
sound but the accent that they contain needed to be accounted for a little
more in the music that they are trying to sing. This is a great sounding
"It sounds kind of strong.
Conceptually the song expresses an accessible, unique atmosphere; the
basic crescendo design assumed in this song was creative and the movement
of the tone was relatively consistent. The soul of the tune was solid and
the composition's rather enjoyable structure is harmonic; the voicing presents swiftly. I appreciate how the motif
and backing advance. It was distinct and dynamic and the substance of the
phrasing was very dramatic and memorable; the song had a crisp composition
comments from the audience: Always Our Fault:
"WOW!!!!! This track sounds
very different to a lot of tracks I have listened to in the past. I think
that this track would go down well on the radio stations and possibly some
television advertisements as well."
"This sounds like a very
calming and maybe a love song. The intro is very crisp and clear and
lovely. The guitar riffs are amazing and then the loudest guitar makes it
even better. Chorals come in then more instruments. The music is great for
"My first thoughts were
this sounds like a nice garden party or outdoor event with some nice guys
in suits playing guitars. Then the song unfolded like a rose and became
more beautiful and playful in its energy and really widened out. This is a
awsome into, I would love to hear this live as it would really slowly lift
the energy and pull a listener in. The vocals
were too soft in my opinion, I felt the tone and energy could be really
sung out more."
"i feel like this beat is
going to be a romantic beat. i love the Mexican music. the way they play
guitar is just so amazing. i love how they added electric guitar to it.
overall the beat is amazing and is beyond perefect. everything is
"Instrumental sound had a
very Dave Matthews band type feel too it. Harmony was solid and kind of
grabs you. Good tempo. Nice change of pace with horns and strings. Like
how the tempo picked up later in the song, guitarist was solid."
"very soft start to this
song. i like the instrumental parts of this song from the base and
drums.vocals are very strong as well i like this song overall it has good
meaning to it .artist and band are very talented.i thinks it is a new
"The song has a relaxing
guitar intro that helps to set a calm mood. The guitar combines a number
of popular techniques to create a unique sound. This, combined with the
sounds of the electric guitar makes a unique element. The lead singer has
a good voice, and the rhythms offer some variation that separates this
song from its counterparts."
"I love the sounds of the
guitars in the intro, they blend together beautifully throughout. I really
appreciate the amount of talent that going into playing a guitar like
this. The rhythm is perfect and fast for the guitars, it sounds great. The
singing is also great, they harmonize great together and sound great alone
as well. I also like the horn sounds
incorporated in the sound. The background percussion with loud cymbals is
in perfect timing and is in perfect doses."
"just killed it,i wanna
hear more of that i fell in love with the song,when it started,great job
on what your doing, i love it just keep producing music and ill buy
"I like the choice in beat,
nice and slow."
"the introduction to the
song is absolutely beautiful and spell bounding. that melody just has me
so entranced. the downside to the intro being so beautiful is it has a lot
to live up to. this intro has such a classic sound. the way it picks up
speed lifts my spirits and brings me hope. it makes me feel like a journey
is beginning. the drums kick in and then the
saxophone comes in and its so rich sounding."
"The piano and acoustic
guitar complemented each other vary well during the into. I felt as though
the electric guitar and horns could have been left out. They took away
from the emotion of the song and also overshadowed the vocals. The vocals
should be louder as well. The solo at the end of the song fit very well
and tied the rest of the song together. It
did however run a little bit too long."
"Definitely something for
soft music lovers. If someone asked me for a soft song, i'd recommend this
to them. the music itself is for soft music lovers."
"Very nice background
music, very nice vocals . I like how it a lot of instruments and it sounds
good . Overall its a good song."
"This is a nice track.
Spiritually it has a mysterious, basic mysteriousness and the tone has a
creative punch. I love the way the loop and singing expand; the piece had
a clear style and the atmosphere of the beat was solid. The meaning of the
message was futuristic and aggressive; the arrangement appears beautifully mystical and the thick approach
implemented in this song was good. It can be sharp as well as beautiful;
the energy of the singing was creative."
"I think this is an
interesting sound for the intro of this song. The guitar playing is really
clear and well skilled. The acoustic guitar sounds really good instead of
using and electric guitar. This song starts to build to a peak. You can
hear every instrument clearly and it doesn't sound like it is just jumbled
together. The instrumentals are amazing and
"Never really been into the
latin sound which this uses very heavily, but the instrumentals are
well-done and the pace is good."
"This song started out
really sad, and I thought it was going to be a sad song filled with heart
break, but than the music sped up a little bit and changed my mind a
little bit. There are not any vocals for a while of the song but still
gives out a lot of emotion. Great job."
"Nice chorus effect on the
guitar. The lead has some nice runs which is helpful because the
progression (at least on the intro) has been over done. Over all the
production is pretty solid. It almost... almost... but not quite... sounds
like Bela Fleck. You know though, I think I like this song. Thanks for
sharing and best of luck!"
"This track begins with a
beautiful acoustic guitar solo. It was very melodic."
"Beautiful guitars a la Jason Becker. Guitars
are strong. The recording is well done. The Sax is out of place in this
song. The changes make sense. I love the classical feel. Guitar solo is
descent. Reminds me of the band Kansas. The Drummer is capable and the
meter is solid. Overall you can tell these guys are excellent
Digital Radio Stations comments from the
“real good outdoor concert type music. Brings
images of relaxing in the open fields and the 60's mood thanks”
your Spirit... ”
"love your cover! beautiful music,
"keep it up, sounding smooth "