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Very flattered to be compared to Puscifer and David Bowie.

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“…His latest, 2016’s aptly titled O Sweet Cacophony is an exploration in international quality Electronic Pop with Rock sensibilities beneath Brookes’ whispered husky vocals and sweet backing singers. An amalgam of ideas and influences, this album is experimental and unique…

I came in expecting a rehash of the Dunedin, Flying Nun sound of old, but can happily report it’s kind of like Puscifer, a bit like David Bowie, wholly enjoyable.

It brings the collection of ideas-made-music that is O Sweet Cacophony back into the realm of art, and that’s something I can abide, being long since disillusioned by the concept of a music industry that values the hype of a product over the quality and artistic merit.

Yet, for an art project of sorts, Brookes has a very marketable sound. Spending years in a music store, and behind the scenes within the industry, you’ll surely recognise what works and what separates an ephemeral one hit wonder from good music.

An enjoyably relaxing, easy listen for those who can find it, I recommend this to people that enjoy good music that’s familiar and warm, yet comfortably detached from the mainstream.

You can find O Sweet Cacophony on the Zed Brookes Bandcamp and Spotify.”

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