Sam Brookes - Kairos
With Sam Brookes’ biography claiming he is ‘not your stereotypical folk bard’ Kairos goes some distance to prove this statement true. Celestial opener ‘Intro’ is as far a deviation from ‘folk bard’ as one could conjure, the atmospheric intensity reminiscent of Radiohead’s ‘King of Limbs’, haunting, disorientating and beautifully delivered. When this fades into second track ‘Numb’, a promising album begins to shape. Gentle guitars blend into whistles and shuffling drums whilst Brookes’ incredible vocal acrobatics flaw. Influences of Jeff Buckley permeate through like some haunting vocal doppelgänger. Brookes has a deserved confidence in his vocal abilities and it is this above all else that sets him apart from other progressive folk singers. Crafting ‘Sound of Silence’ style harmonies, interwoven into many layers of vocals already present, constructs an encapsulating sonic experience.
Dynamic and sweeping melodies, fantastic vocals and more. Sam appeared in store on one of our first Record Store Days!