Small Apple

The Adventures of One...

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The first thing that will amaze the listener when they first dive into The Adventures of One... is the fact that all the action is done by one person. There are many bands who try to achieve the tight sound Teddie Tapawan manages with a noticeable ease and flowing grace on all instruments and vocals. The first song from The Adventures of One, "Which Way?," has an energy and melodic strength with Guns N' Roses overtones. The interlocking guitar lines gain momentum around the mesmerizing vocals with much the same effect as the Guns N' Roses classic "Sweet Child o' Mine." "Thunder on the Mountain" and "The Dream" feature some expertly presented heavy metal guitar work at it's finest. The powerful presentation is colored by Teddie Tapawan's vibrant vocals and equaled only by his expert fills on the drums. "The Dream" opens with some electronically enhanced rhythm guitar riffs which give the listener a glance at the artist's techno side. Well-crafted rock music at the highest level is what Small Apple aims to give the listener, and it is achieved with the aid of todays recording technologies. There is that key element to consider, but recording technologies have to have an idea transformed into sound in order to have something to record. This is where the creator of Small Apple, Teddie Tapawan, excels. He plays every instrument with the expertise seldom found in musicians who have studied their instrument for years. He writes lyrics with the fluidity of a modern-day poet and expertly weaves them with melodies which are infectious and contagious. Teddie Tapawan has everything going for him, expert songwriting, melodic vocals, expertise on all instruments, and material that excels in charisma. Though the concept of a one-man band is not a new concept, Small Apple certainly displays the one-man band as never before. This album certainly gets the listener entangled into the sonic web containing The Adventures of One by incorporating a vibrant presentation from a rock virtuoso at work.