Cary Judd, Goodnight Human

caryjudd3.jpeCary Judd is bringing his own brand of indie pop/rock to Goodnight Human.   Judd is incorporating the best of both worlds here:   Digital vs. Acoustic.   One element doesn’t overpower the other; the digitized sound and acoustic style can coincide wonderfully on a record.   Judd accomplishes this feat on his new album by uniting the two forces into one powerful set.   The rest is history, so say goodnight…….humans.  

Cary has a very unique and sophisticated tone to his voice.   The vocals are serious yet not too shy of pep.   His well-rehearsed chops can be coined as distinguished while at the same time fun.   Cary Judd is bringing intuitive energy to the music world and shedding new light on the Indie Pop/Rock world.

This singer/songwriter originally from California now resides in the mountainous terrain of Wyoming.   Judd supplies the voice and instruments while Daniel Kunz adds guitar and keys to the mix.   Judd has also been lucky enough to be surrounded by many talented musicians while making this record.   Everything in place for a terrific album!

The heart and soul of Goodnight Human is Cary’s trusty acoustic guitar, but the effects of the various loop machines, sequencers, effect pedals and drums add a whole other dimension to the table.   Between Judd’s catchy chops, fine acoustic playing and the cool digital effects all add up to one huge platform of inventive pop/rock.   Going beyond the realms of basic Indie music, Cary Judd isn’t afraid to experiment with his own distinct method of music making.   End Result: Success!

Can’t leave without mentioning the well-written & well-versed lyrics I heard here.   On track #2, “The Apocalyptic Love Song”, Judd is showing the listener the true vulnerability of the word love by telling us to “try to fill the blanks with purpose”.   Then on “See Through Rocks”, he throws in a religious connotation by singing, “I saw God shaking his head at the foolish things we said”.   Not to mention, Cary spins out some very impressive electronic elements on this song.   I even heard reverb effects & techno dance beats along with snappy/happy tones while listening to this recording.   Very deep and very meaningful, but all the while keeping it very hip and very happening is Judd’s story.   And what better way to end this story…….Goodnight…..

For more background on Cary Judd and Goodnight Human, SKOPE out www.caryjudd.com.  

By Jimmy Rae

[Rating: 4/4]

  25 comments for “Cary Judd, Goodnight Human

  1. David L
    May 10, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Cary is a truly remarkable person. I was fortunate to hear him live twice. The first time was within confines of my home where he performed solo and unplugged. It was intimate and personal. A truly great experiance. The second time was a few days later at the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center in Midland, PA. Cary opened for Graham Colton at a benefit concert for my youngest daughter. My kids absolutely love him. He is extremely personable and his music reflects much of who he is as a person. Until the night he perfromed at my house I had never heard of him. His voice reminds me of Robert Smith of the Cure, and in some ways he reminds me of Mark Coyne of the Flaming Lips. As we visited with Cary, I compared him to so many others and he was so humble and honored by the comparisons that I offered. Seeing him live at the LPPAC was truly a gift. I have seen hundreds shows in my life, most of them while working at the famous Bayou in Georgetown, but none of them wowed me like Cary’s performance. All of the shows that I have seen had complete bands. Cary on the other hand performed with only his Guitarist named Daniel. I would not call Cary a one man band, as that would not do him justice and does not even come close to describing his talent. Rather, I would say that he is one of the most multi-talented and gifted performers that I have ever seen. He know’s how to use all of his talents and put them all together into one magical moment for each song he performs. He is truly amazing to see live. Since having the honor to watch him perform, I have become addicted to his unique sound and dynamic voice. I just hope that when he makes it “Big Time” that he stays true to himself, his family and the friends that have supported him on the way because it is these experience that have helped him bring his music to life. Nothing but respect for you man!
    DJ Lodovico

  2. Matt C
    May 7, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    hands down Cary’s best work yet, the sky is the limit on this one, great work Cary. Also, if this is your first time hearing of him, definitely check out his previous two albums.

  3. Jango
    May 1, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    They have been playing the aha song on the radio here in Logan, and he even beat out Coldplay one night on a battle of the bands. He actually went 4 nights in a row! Cary rocks!

  4. Andy Danger
    April 30, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I like Cary’s music. Ever since my friend Ryan told me about him I have been an avid fan. The best part of his music is the fact that it really speaks to me. Some times I get so emotional I break out in tears of joy. I recommend his music to every one it’s awesome. Andy Danger

  5. Jace Whitaker
    April 30, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I love finding new bands and experiencing what they have to offer; after I found Carey I was jacked to the sound of music that he created. Ultimately a great band.

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