Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Taste the Lo-fi Goodness of "Cake" by Zack Brooks

Oh c'mon "you've taken the cake and eaten it to so reap what you bake... and let them eat you"- this refrain (in the track Cake) is one of the tasty lyrical pieces of candy that you will happily ingest. There are other references to social media to the economy to, uh, the Branch Davidians (?) and while some of the vocal gymnastics may just be that... cool rhymes and connections it doesn't really matter as it all feels so interesting. It really doesn't matter what it means anyway but what meaning we as listeners place on it, on any song really.

I do wonder how some religiosos would interpret "Flaming Lips versus the flaming cross" -

Cake is by Zack Brooks and produced by Bier Music.
In Zack's own words:

I was born in East Lansing, Michigan and moved out to California when I was 5. I grew up listening to a lot of J Dilla, Modest Mouse, and early 90's rap/indie rock. When I started making music, I wanted to find a nice marriage between the gritty rawness of sampled hip hop beats and the instrumentality of early indie rock music. I started producing my own stuff in college and I've also had a long working relationship with Bier Music founder Bobby Bier (as well as a kick-ass friendship!). I really hope you enjoy my stuff as much as I enjoy making it.

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