Album Review: Robert Nix

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Looking for some new dreamy, Joy Division-esque music to fall into? Then Robert Mix’s recent release Once in a Blue Moon is going to be perfect for you.

Nix’s sound has been described as “far left field,” but that’s not to say it’s in any way alienating or too strange to actually enjoy. He’s known for the potent philosophical musings that pepper his lyrics, as well as his keen ear for fusing different genres such as post-punk/synth, new wave, pop, classical, and progressive rock. Between the complex themes and compositions, he ends up with a kind of moody, whimsical, sound that doesn’t talk down to the audience but instead appeals to a more thoughtful listener.

Once In A Blue Moon is his 5th full-length album. Its main single and music video “Won’t Go With The Flow” perfectly defines his unconventional and independent spirit that often shines through in both his lyrics (“No, I won’t go with the flow because if I do I’ll end up where everybody else goes”) and musically:

After hearing that you’ll probably be astounded to learn that Nix does everything himself, the songwriting, performance and production work. As a truly independent artist he’s able to create his own brand of music. Even though you can definitely hear some of his influences in there (which happens to be a wide array of things from psychedelic era Beatles to Pink Floyd to Flock of Seagulls), his own take on it is what makes his music worth listening to.

You can buy the album right now on CD Baby and iTunes, and if you like what you hear you can find more of his music at robertnixcomposer.com. Also be sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter and while you’re there share the new album with someone you think might enjoy it!
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