A Review of Ras Xix’s Self Titled Album set to Release
By Kevin Tshiamala
A big part of my mission is to spread the word about up and coming artists, especially if they produce good sounding music. Today we bring you Ras Xix and his self titled album to be released on May 1st, 2014.
Ras Xis is a resident of Singapore, who has been traveling around the world in pursuit of an iteration of new rock, which incorporates the diversity of world and electronic. Throughout the album it is clearly evident that his travels and rolling stone lifestyle have greatly influenced the music he produces. From beginning to end, the album genre hops more than most would dare. It traverses from light rock tunes such as “Weightless With You,” to acoustic harmonies like “Nora 5,” to pop electronic rock with, “Consent,” and flamenco rhythms on, “Las Arenas de Cartagena.”
It’s hard to tell whether this genre hopping style adds or takes away from the album. Some would definitely appreciate the diversity and skill ability of Ras Xix, but most listeners yearn for something whole. A story they can follow. Nevertheless, it is an album filled with emotive vocals, offbeat dynamics and hypnotic pop sensibility.
After recently moving from Singapore to Austin, Texas solely to bring his music to a larger audience, Ras Xix is currently planning tour dates and promoting the new self-titled release. Similar to most, the album has its ups and downs, but it is ultimately sound.
The debut album is due May 1st, 2014.
You can pre-order the album from Ras Xix’s bandcamp: http://rasxix.bandcamp.com/
For more information please visit Ras Xix’s official website: http://rasxix.com
For social media please visit: https://www.facebook.com/ras.xix.music