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Sam Brookes - Kairos (2014)

Date: 8.08.2014 | Pop, Blues | Tags: Indie, Folk, Singer Songwriter | Download Sam Brookes - Kairos (2014) for free.
Sam Brookes - Kairos (2014)

Sam Brookes toured with fellow acoustic artist Emily and the Woods last year, where he sampled a small pocketful of his new material. It was, however, the right amount, to enlighten the very few standing before him. What they saw, was, a few stripped back tracks from Kairos, a humble host, with tantalising talent. So then, how has it taken a year for the singer/songwriter to release this record? Well, proudly stated on Sam Brookes website in bold print shows: Supported using public funding by ART COUNCIL ENGLAND; a community who work together to fund an aspiring artist. This organisation helped create a support base, and, as well as that, an album.

Sam Brookes - Kairos (2014)
Indie, Folk, Singer Songwriter | AWAL Records
320 kbps | MP3 | unmixed | 2014 | 42:00 | 103 Mb


01. Intro
02. Numb
03. James
04. Crazy World And You
05. Frequency
06. This Is The Place
07. One Day
08. No Time
09. On The Mend
10. Breaking Blue

With just ten tracks, Kairos epitomizes the phrase quality is better than quantity. Each track is carefully composed. Each guitar chord resembles those from Jeff Buckleys Mojo Pin; poignant, yet peaceful. Brookes music still carries a slight tarnished sound, not yet polished by mainstream moguls. The tempo of the record remains reluctant throughout; however, this doesnt eliminate any source of ascendancy.

A dance drop is replaced with heavier guitar strums, or melodious layering. Crazy World and You, illustrates this, as the chorus creates a dramatic direction to the song, and Brookes executes this beautifully. Out in the countryside, where it feels like [] its just, a crazy world and you, echoes continuously in the second half of the track, and evokes a raw and romantic tone. This is the Place falters slightly from the live version, as it introduces the melody through soundscaping. A haunting haze cascades over the track bewitchingly, and softly steps into the verse, where Brookes illustrates his lyrical ability.

Breaking Blue, closes the album and is the longest of the lot. Brookes sings of a plastic love that hangs around, and a calm, yet climactic chorus sets in. There is a modest use of synths in Breaking Blue, which picks up in the latter half of the track, after a few seconds of broken silence. Perhaps indicating, musical experimentation for future projects.

Kairos explores the solitary sound of Sam Brookes. These songs dont require gutsy guitar solos, or voluminous vocals, as Sams smoothly sung notes would be drowned out. Theres nowhere to hide with this album. The use of auto tuning is non-existent, and heavy bass lines are not required.

Sam Brookes - Kairos (2014)

Sam Brookes - Kairos (2014)
Sam Brookes - Kairos (2014)
Sam Brookes - Kairos (2014)
Sam Brookes - Kairos (2014)

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