Toronto artist Robert Nix has just released his fifth album featuring his unique brand of new wave/dark wave crossover music. Entitled Once in a Blue Moon, the album showcases more of Nix’s stripped-down version of Joy Division-meets-Gary Numan style with a bit of classical music for good measure. The first single off this album, “Won’t Go With the Flow, ” now has a video on Youtube and is a good introduction to Nix for those who haven’t heard him before.
“Don’t Go With the Flow” probably leans most towards dark wave, largely because of Nix’s voice. In many ways it mimics Joy Division’s Ian Curtis or Bauhaus’s Kevin Murphy. Also the heavy minor key in guitar and production on this track are geared heavily towards dark wave or post punk. The addition of the classical piano over all of this 80s-style darkness adds a surprising element and ironically makes the track seem more modern.
Once in a Blue Moon is available on itunes or CD Baby to stream or purchase along with his entire discography and “Don’t Go With the Flow” can be streamed on Robert Nix’s Soundcloud and YouTube channels.
Written by Layla Marino
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