Apothecary Charms demonstrates, to me at least, that Halverson goes far beyond the usual one man projects we see today.
This is a very talented individual who not only knows how to play a multitude of instruments, but also understands the need for actual
songwriting. The album has plenty of atmosphere and variety. At times, I was reminded of the French solo pioneers
of the late 70s (Richard Pinhas, Herve Picard (Ose), Claude Perraudin, and Michel Moulinie) where a sense of cosmic exploration,
underscored by a psychedelic undertone and a jazzy disposition, made for a very good album.