Arapacis : “Paradox Denial” CD July 2019 Black House Records. Canada Rock / Heavy / Blues band. As usual it is hard to define what genre this album will fit in as Jerry Fielden likes to mix up different styles to express is feelings. Always having his wife Shelle Macpherson on the vocals, and now their son on one song. The couple always creating special compositions that can be recognized by the style those two ones are putting into all of their albums. They have their own style even if they are allowing other musicians to participate to their music.
Their univers is just a mixture of music that speaks to everyone. The guitars inspired by the great legends , the raw voices jumping to melodies ones. Arapacis has made an album that can be called an evolution of all their efforts since they started. This new album is having a piece of each of their previous efforts getting it a mature approach to perfection.
Each song has a special sound reminding many decades of music from the seventies to the eighties… A brilliant cover artwork and photos in the leaflet. By listening to this album you will enter in another dimension, Arapacis one! If you are an avid fan then you know where you’re going to.
Influences varies from The Runaways, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Beck, Steve Ray Vaughan,… it is has no limits ! You will find your like through this piece of art.
David Stone (Rainbow/Max Webster) on song 1 keyboards
Lorrie Snyder (Montreal Blues/Jazz singer) on song 3 scat jazz vocals
Dwane Dixon (Montreal bluesman) on song 4 lead guitar
Kayla Dixon ( Witch Mountain/Dress the Dead) on song 6 lead vocals first verse and back vocals on rest
Gillan Macpherson-Briggs (our 8-year old son) on song 6 back vocals
Steph Honde (Di’Anno/Hollywood Monsters) on song 7 lead guitar
Mark Focarile (Mile Marker Zero )on song 7 synth lead
Philippe Mius D’Entremont (Montreal cellist) on song 7 cello
Gwendolyne Krasnicki (Montreal violist) on song 7 viola
Seven songs with great solos, heavy pounding tunes and a groovy feel. “Pressure Cooker” , “The Devil’s Prince” , “Spearhead” , “Paradox of Denial” all songs have a special mood and will get to you easily.
Have a taste:
Recorded and mastered by the couple , they once again prove you can make great albums with the will to. We also can thank them for sharing their vision with great musicians they have as guest on this album. A must have 100/100.