Sisaret Background Info
Sisaret is a Rock power quartet, each of it’s members is a songwriting force in their own right. Their music is a melding of diverse influences to a single stream of ideas, both collective and at times contrary.
The band spun off from the Alternative/Indie band Vivian (founded in 2005) with founding members Jeff Brooks and Brandi Alexander. (via ReverbNation)
You know what made 60s and 70s music so good? Sure, it was loud, it Rocked, had some killer guitar solos, and was unlike anything that had come before it. But the thing that drew me to it was that it seemed like every band, with every song, had a message they wanted to convey. That’s just one of the things that today’s mainstream music will never have (unless the message is sellout and be someone other than yourself). Sisaret has a message. They make music to deliver that message, which is the true essence of music.
There’s a lot to like about this band. They make music for the right reasons, which is of the utmost importance. But also Brandi Alexander has a fantastic voice! While I am partial to the female vocalist (because they can usually do things with their voices that male vocalists just can’t do), Brandi’s voice is unique in that it’s kind of a mix of Stevie Nicks and Melissa Ethridge. Just think about that for a minute and let it sink in. That’s combining the power of two excellent singers and giving it all to one person – Brandi. She can growl at you at times and she can caress your ears with sweet notes of harmony at other times.
And then there’s the awesome guitar work of Jeff Brooks. I am a fan of guitar solos, assuming they are done right. It can’t be too long, but it shouldn’t be too short. It shouldn’t be boring and it shouldn’t be crazy complex that you can’t actually take in and appreciate what’s going on. Jeff’s solos are perfect. Just long enough to make you want more, just the right amount of Rocking so you can still follow it.
Sisaret’s song, Emotional Skin, in a small, yet powerful way, reminds me of Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain. Not that the two songs really sound all that much alike, but it’s more the way Brandi sounds in this one and the overall vibe the song gives off. I’m not really sure it’s explainable, you’ll just have to listen for yourself. Enjoy!