Ian Ridenhour | Quietly Making Noise

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Quietly Making Noise

by Ian Ridenhour

Piano-driven rock and roll with a hint of jazz and funk. 14-year-old drummer/keyboardist Ian Ridenhour delivers soaring vocals, fiery rhythms, and infectious pop melodies on his debut full-length album.
Genre: Rock: Album Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Railroad Dream
3:45 album only
2. Along the Lines of Fairytales
4:05 album only
3. Rock On Give Up
3:30 album only
4. Fall Away
4:49 album only
5. Just Fine
3:53 album only
6. Going Blind
4:18 album only
7. Dirt Floor
6:14 album only
8. Statues
2:55 album only
9. Flying Dreams
5:54 album only
10. Break
1:51 album only
11. Tell Me If I Did
4:53 album only
12. Masks
3:33 album only
13. Lyrical Harmony
4:33 album only
14. Summer Nights
6:35 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.



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Emily Murman

Quietly Making Noise
I understand that some people have their reservations about buying a debt album from a fourteen-year-old. When promoting Quietly Making Noise to my high school classmates, many of them had an initially negative reaction, doubting the professionalism and intricacy with which such a project could be made. Later on, when I played them samples of Ian's singles, they were astounded by the sound, even asking our teacher to play the video for Along the Lines of Fairytales in class (which they happily danced along to). What makes Quietly Making Noise so successful, however, is Ian's ability to reach more than a teenaged audience. He stays true to himself, yet displays a certain maturity that makes his tracks appealing to a variety of age groups (I must admit that my cousins, parents, and grandma can sing along to a number of songs off of the album). Ian is able to span a wide range, and his soulful voice is instantly recognizable. In the song Rock On Give Up he transitions with finesse from high, smooth verses to the more intense chorus. Another song with superb vocals is Statues, a haunting ballad. Ian's emotionally charged singing, paired with gorgeous piano riffs and Sarah Moor's cello playing, moved me as a listener. Not only does Ian show a talent for singing, but lyric-writing as well. Just Fine, a politically charged song, is full of meaningful lyrics: "there's telephone lines burning down tonight, and a hell of a lot of lies saying we'll be alright" is just one example. The track also uses a variety of unexpected instruments, including a gong and a trumpet. Overall, Quietly Making Noise shows Ian's talent as a vocalist, songwriter, percussionist...shall I go on? So, all of you who are considering listening to this amazing album really should. Powerful and personal, it is something you'll want to listen to on repeat.