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|Reviews: Robert Nix ~ Itâ€™s A Complicated World
Posted on Saturday, April 08, 2006 @ 07:30:00 EDT
Artist: Robert Nix
CD: It's a Complicated World
Home: Los Angeles, California
Quote: "In this complicated world of ours, itâ€™s good to know that smart and passionate people like Robert Nix are diligently using music to understand this complex home planet of ours."
By Dan MacIntosh
This CD's title reminds us that itâ€™s a complicated world after all, and its creator, Robert Nix, doesnâ€™t try to convince us otherwise. Nixâ€™s singing voice sometimes sounds eerily like Jim Morrison of The Doors, who was himself an especially complicated individual. The world may be a complicated place, but Nix applies basic, good musical values to his songs here.
In addition to this CDâ€™s title track, â€œA Black Spot On Humanityâ€ also reveals how Nix consistently applies a big picture viewpoint to his lyrics. His songs alternate between being guitar-based and keyboard-based, with â€œA Black Spot On Humanityâ€ exemplifying one of his keyboard-oriented songs. This latter track also utilizes orchestral string elements.
In contrast to his mostly wide angle lens lyrics, â€œShe Means A Lot To Her Friends And Familyâ€ is positively microscopic in comparison. Nix can become extremely passionate while heâ€™s singing, which sets the contrastingly quiet â€œItâ€™s The Dayâ€™s Endâ€ apart from the rest. In this complicated world of ours, itâ€™s good to know that smart and passionate people like Robert Nix are diligently using music to understand this complex home planet of ours.