A room full of soldiers. A woman in a red dress sings to them, a cigarette holder in her hand. If you close your eyes to the music of Aaron Brooks on his solo debut "Homunculus", films shoot straight into your head. Dark films, cynical films, wild films - like Tim Burton's animated features - and then there are always those spectacular moments when the sun rises.
Aaron Brooks, the songwriter of the acclaimed American psychedelic rock band Simeon Soul Charger, returns with this album after a two-year leave from the music scene. In 2011 he moved to Germany with his band and over the years they garnered a large fan base all over Europe. In 2016 the Soul Chargers disbanded, their members following their own musical paths and with "Homunculus" we now hold the result of Aaron's creative break in our hands. And it is spectacular!
Compared to Simeon Soul Charger, Aaron Brooks also shows us slower, more melancholic songs. The piano often plays a leading role, as well as strings and orchestral percussion. His inspiration most often comes from personal experiences, be it the very important encounters with people on his tours or the dark, depressive moments. After thirteen exciting songs in changing line-ups, Aaron once again looks critically at our society with "Digital", accompanied by synthesizers and sophisticated choirs.