The Fruits Of Their Labours [2014]

The Fruits Of Their Labours [2014]

the apple zed‘s debut album overflows with images of love, loss, life, and death. It is a concept album that intertwines two, shall we say, shaggy dog stories (one about an explorer turned conductor, and one about a veteran facing his mortality). While originally inspired by the yearly RPM Challenge, wherein participants write and record an original album in one month, the group ended up devoting a great deal more time, energy, and care into this work. The time has come for the fruits of their labours to be harvested and evaluated by all who hunger for them.

Tracks:
01. I. An Intrepid Explorer
02. II. An Unknown Soldier
03. III. Gross Misconduct
04. IV. Last Desserts
05. V. The Golden Apple
06. VI. Burial At Sea
07. VII. Flawless Execution
08. VIII. Highlight Reel
09. IX. Johnny Gets His
10. X. Billy Shocks Them All

Personnel:
Jim Mattingly :: drums
Eric Michaels :: bass; guitar; vocals (1/3/5/7/10); mix; master; artwork
Matthew Scarborough :: keyboards; vocals (2/4/6/8/9)