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RENE LABRE: CRITIC'S SECTION

REVIEWS FOR AMERICAN IDOL AUDITION
RENE LABRE GROUP (Jan 16, 2009)
Sweet Mood
The singer has a very pretty and unique voice (though reminds me a little of Pat Benatar). Sweet mood set in this song, as well as chillin' harmonies. The harmonica accents are a nice touch. Overall, a well produced and arranged song. Will listen again.
- jvmyka from Baltimore, Maryland
JVMYKA - GARAGEBAND (Jan 16, 2009)
Rene Labre Goes #1 on pop Chart at ameri...

Wed, Mar 12, 2008, 09:27 PM
I am elated to announce that the song "American Idol Audition" has been voted number one on the pop chart at Americanidolunderground.com this week. Thank you for your support!/Rene Labre
Number One by Popular Vote - American idol Underground/Billboard (Jan 16, 2009)
cool
vocals and harmonies combine for a cool sound. The song could stand to be shorter though. The vocals soundlike a young Linda Ronstat (sp). Nice work
- jfharris91 from Nashville, Tennessee
jfharris91 - NASHVILLE,TENN (Jan 16, 2009)
This has a folky sound in the intro
Then when the vocals come in it reminds me of those 70's bands that came in the wake of ABBA.

I love the harmonica, it gives the whole song a distinctive character. It is such a nice touch.
This is like the musical equilivent of being in a costume shop, preparing for a fancydress party. So many colours and textures. Incongruity abounds.
I think this must be a band because,despite this musical "flitting about" there is something that anchors the sound, keeps it rooted and coherent. The players are all coming from the same place, going in the same direction.
There is much to critcise technically I suppose. Sometimes the voice is a little off in places, the recording is not top notch clear and there are areas that could be polished up. But these are elements. And magic is not about the elements. Magic is about the whole experience,the general impression., the overall appreciation. This sounds like a group of Happy, fun living wizards Excellent stuff.
- gilderfish from N'pton, United Kingdom
GILDERFISH - UNITED KINGDOM (Jan 16, 2009)
Unique
Girl vocalist has an amazing voice. Very easy listenig song.. Although I feel there is something missing I want a more driving beat with the guitars. But they may just be my opinion. Deffinately keep it up.

Extra Credit: Female Vocals, Guitars, Production, Originality, Coolest Chill-Out Track.



- Hanover
Speed, Indiana
Hanover - GARAGEBAND (Jan 16, 2009)
Nee and Lancy
very different intro, though it could go any of three ways at first. Nice to hear a male/female duet with a slight cowboy feel (I'm a big Nancy and Lee fan). Rhythm is a bit stilted, is it a machine? I'm sure I've heard the melody before but, hey, there's only twelve notes right? It works well generally all over.
- AndyJohnson from Middlesbrough, Teesside, United Kingdom
Andy Johnson - Teeside,England,United Kingdom (Jan 16, 2009)
review
both vocals are excellent. piano lines are good. like the use of harmonica. came out of nowhere, in a good way. song length is good..not too long. like the guitar solo. has a good tone.

Extra Credit: Male Vocals, Female Vocals.



- braindoll
Dix Hills, New York
Braindoll - GARAGEBAND (Jan 16, 2009)
Lead vocals are decent.Nice leads.
Keep on doing your thing and try to keep pushing for your goals.
- benjaminkyle from Lorain, Ohio
benjaminkyle - GARAGEBAND (Jan 16, 2009)
lovely female vocal
The melody got repetitive pretty quickly, but the female singer has a very nice voice. The unison singing was pretty as well. I liked the delicate touches the lead guitar added.
- Phyllis_Heitjan from Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Phyllis_Heitjan - Valley Forge,PA (Jan 16, 2009)
Beautiful...
Reminds me of a nick cave song. Good!
great atmosphere, nice subtle backing vocals, and strong lead vocals.
Gives the feeling of wide open spaces and dusk, deserted roads, mist. headlights in the clouds. cold chicago wind spot on...!
great stuff. this song has a special ability to produce images. at least in my mind.
well done. Nice duet. Production good too.
- creaturesville from Munich, Germany
creaturesville - Munich,Germany (Jan 16, 2009)
Male / Female vocals work nice!
I really like the male and female vocal mix. I have always really liked that dynamic in music. Reminds somewhat of the Vaselines for some reason. Catchy and easy listening. I like.
- damn_the_youth from Unspecified
damn-the-youth - unspecified (Jan 16, 2009)
hi
I really really liked this, excellent mix of voices both singers excellent, lovely melody, and great musicianship especially the guitar.
- stevethomas1066 from Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, United Kingdom
stevethomas1066 - SOUTH WALES,UNITED KINGDOM (Jan 16, 2009)
song1 review
sounded like a bell chime at the start. nice rainwashed minor descending chords. accordion makes me think it's european. male and female voices work well though sounded a bit off key somewhere around 1.00. hey, we all do it. is it an accordion or harmonica? can't ell. sounds cool though. meaty guitar a nice addition towards the end along with piano
- jondee from United Kingdom
jondee - UNITED KINGDOM (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN

Track of the Day on 11Nov2007 in WORLD MUSIC

GARAGEBAND ADVISORY BOARD - REVIEWERS PICKS AWARDS "STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN" (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN


Who said we need vocals
Sounded like CCR after the first time the violin stops and the band kicks in. Also it reminded me of the band America. The song flows really good and the little things put in like the piano notes here and there fill the whole musical atmosphere. The violin makes you listen to the whole song. The guitar solo at the end was amazing.



- draggio
Boca Raton, Florida
GRAGGIO - Boca Raton,Florida (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN


Nice playing,I like your sound-and the 'echo' effect on the violin!I like the 'third' guitar,nice tunes...
- movastro from Kavala, Greece
movastro - kAVALA,Greece (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN


Ventures
I like this melancholic song! Makes me think of something by the Ventures, the Shadows or other bands in the 50's and early 60's.

Violin is beautifully played. I love the glissandos! Good choise of lead instrument (a clean reverb guitar would have made it sound just like a Hank Marvin rip off).

Guitar solo in the end is great! Distortion a little too heavy metal to my taste, but hey! It rocks!

STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN

There's lots of instruments and many things happening in the rythm section. That's cool, gives you something new to listen to the second time!
- aztor from Sweden
aztor - STOCKHOLM,SWEDEN (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN


Nice simple start, simple and minimal. It breaks into rhythm with violin carrying the melody. The rhythm section does a good job and is well balanced with the rest of the instruments. The guitars sit nicely behind until breaking through after 4 minutes in a soring energetic solo which takes it to the end and fades out. The mix and production good, too. All in all, my favorite part of the song was the starting theme before the heavy rhythm starts. They seem like two different songs. This sound is jamming.
- cathexix from Baskerville, Virginia
cathexix - Baskerville,Virginia (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN


Soulful
The intro Violin is very soulful. The starting of all the instruments together is a bit sudden but keeps with the mood of the song. An interesting piece.
- clustersofgrey from Atlanta, Georgia
CLUSTERSOFGREY - ATLANTA,GEORGIA (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN


Engaging instrumentals
Great guitar in the beginning. The strings were amazing. It reminded me of music that once played in my dream.

I like the break into the live main part. It is a natural transition. Sound is unique and gets me feeling good.
- MelissaCzarnik from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
MELISSA CZARNIK - MILWAUKEE,WISCONSIN (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN



Lovely messy approach
This one surprised me! I didn´t know what to expect AT ALL at the start, but I love the somewhat messy approach you got into then, sounds like you´re having a lot of fun as you play, and sound like you´re just a gang of very creative and nice people doing your thing.
I somewhat get a picture of a bunch of really cool mothers and fathers in their mid 30´s, kick me if I´m wrong!
It´s a good production, I like that it doesn´t sound too clean so to say, it´s original and really catchy music.
Loveya!
- UUK390 from Borgå, Uusimaa, Finland
UUK390 - BORGA,UUISMAA,FINLAND (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN


violin electric
...this track is a fusion of rock out of the seventies and an electrified folk solo violin...
it is an interesting variation of styles and I like this sounding result...mostly the sound of the violin.
- stromboli1 from Vienna, Austria
Stromboli1 - VIENNA,AUSTRIA (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN


Mellow strings
Lovely strings over the guitar, very soothing in the intro before moving into a nice driving sequence that has airs of Zepellin. Well performed throughout.
- theICARUS from Uk, United Kingdom
theICARUS - UNITED KINGDOM (Jan 16, 2009)
STAGELIGHT SONATA FOR VIOLIN


Nice melody ideas, skillful! Good performance
Cello sounds really good!The
melody is quite cool, later on the production really ROCKS, well done! Guitars sound good!
I like especially your melodic ideas with the violin, and the cello before (I hope I heard those instruments right).
It´s a powerful song with also a nice guitar solo later on, maybe not the best harmonic knowledge u have about the guitar solo there, but also good sound and nice playing.
WELL DONE!
- MSTR from Neuoetting, Germany
MSTR - NEUOETTING,GERMANY (Jan 16, 2009)
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