Not Just Loud
Mortar and pestle unite to bring you six new Apothecary songs, evolving from a germ of an idea into primordial soup of rehearsal, to the a multicellular, walking CD melding jazz and rock with everything in between. Check your preconceptions at the door and enter a place where musical styles co-exist. The CD starts with 'Cold Sweats' as an infectious groove of bass and drums is joined by Chapman Stick and violin in a bouncy melody. A Latin groove interspersed with solos carries you to a soft violin melody and the next track. 'Circus of Malice' takes you on a roller coaster ride with angular bass, piano, and violin lines, punctuated by powerful percussion and drums. The title track 'Not Just Loud' evolves from a mournful melody into a bouncy 1920's jazz beat you can almost dance too. 'Island Song' features a kaleidoscope of rhythm with wild fretless bass, analog synth and violin counterpoint. 'Left Looking Right' starts with a violin/piano duet and gradually builds into a fusion powerhouse. The CD ends with the aptly named 'Sumo Sheep Explosion,' our heaviest song yet featuring heavy grooves and heavy guitar. All Songs Written & Arranged by Apothecary Produced by Mike Galway Mixed by Mike Potter Mastering by Dan Cubert Artwork by Alan Gramley Cover Design by Tom and Deb Jemison Special thanks to Mark Laue and the Jemison family for all their incredible help and support.