Listen: Sacha Sacket – Cockatoo

Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day, and while June may have been Gay Pride Month, I figure I may as well expand on next week’s event by featuring gay artists for the entire month.

I reviewed Sacha Sacket back in June, but it would be helpful to hear an actual piece of music from him.

I don’t agree with the Advocate’s comparrison with Tori Amos, although I understand it. I’m more impressed with how Sacket weaves electronic flourishes into his piano balladry. He strikes a delicate balancing point where his music is both and neither at the same time. Quite a feat.

"Cockatoo" is one of the more unsettling tracks on his 2004 album, Shadowed.

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