Ayla Brook and the Sound Men
There’s a humbling sense of community and musical honesty adding to the organic aura. Brook is a wonderful songwriter and an even better vocalist.” Exclaim!
Ayla Brook (pronounced Ey–Lah) makes music as raw and vast as the Canadian Prairies. From his beginnings in Lily Plain, Saskatchewan, to successful records recorded with AA Sound System, to now his solo work, Ayla has never wavered from his original vision of honest roots rock.
That vision is brilliantly captured on Desolation Sounds, the 2020 album by Ayla Brook & The Sound Men, produced by Terra Lightfoot and mixed by Jon Auer of The Posies and Big Star fame. It’s a collection of songs and stories about friends and family, bursting with rock and soul and the western charm that has become the band’s trademark.
Released on Edmonton’s Fallen Tree Records, Desolation Sounds was lauded by fans and critics alike, topping a number of year end charts.