- Artist: Alex Arrowsmith
- Format: CD
- Release Date:11/7/2006
2006's Applewine finds Alex honing his idiosyncratic style further into a middle ground between goof-pop songs and funeral dirges. Many of the songs return to the long-favored theme of modern life's follies. Did I just write 'follies'? Ew. Additionally, I bet you've never heard anyone rhyme 'tsunami' with 'salami.' Eat it, Bob Dylan. But as your ear drums will confirm, a fine-tuned focus on melody and guitars shows Alex's songwriting at it's strongest yet, with songs for you to sing by yourself in your shower (or with other people, if that's your thing). Alex's production is also his clearest and cleanest yet, providing the perfect Monet-like canvas for these papoose-like songs. NOTE: Applewine is NOT a homemade CD-R release. It is a professionally manufactured CD! Testimonials: 'Alex Arrowsmith is a man with enormous talent and potential. Currently one of the thousands upon thousands of obscure home recording artists toiling away in obscurity, this man's music stands out because there is substance in his recordings.' - Babysue.com 'Alex Arrowsmith is quirky, intelligent, and fun, writing playful and often childlike melodies surrounded by jangly guitars and sophisticated pop.' --Jennifer Layton, Indie-music.com 'My moustache is firmer than ever thanks to the smooth, waxy qualities of Alex Arrowsmith's Applewine!' --some dude from a barbershop quartet 'This guy both cracks me up and makes me want to listen to his wit and wisdom over and over.' - Eartaste.com 'Possibly genius.' - Pucknation.com 'Nice, laid-back college rock with a sense of humour and effortless talent . . . A nice refreshing blast of fun.' --Grog Mutant, The ChickenFish Speaks (thechickenfishspeaks.com) 'The songwriting on Applewine is so sharp, I could shave my 'burns with it!' --Judy Garland '*****' --CD Reviews By You (cdreviewsbyyou.com) 'As catchy as the common cold.' - Smother Magazine 'Alex Arrowsmith's Applewine is the soundtrack to my bipolar disorder! Thanks Alex!' --Beethoven 'Alex Arrowsmith takes the frizz out of my hair!' --Art Garfunkel 4.76 Alex Arrowsmith fans can't be wrong. Experience the lilting gravitas of Applewine NOW!
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