Strix Vega | Drunken Sky

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Drunken Sky

by Strix Vega

Strix Vega's sound is an ever-changing blend of alternative-folk-rock with tints of jazz.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. Midnight
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2. Tides
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3. Shady Oak
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4. Luck Runs Dry
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5. Ms. Loveless
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6. Amber-Eyed Girl
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7. Con Man
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8. Thousand-Mile Summer
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9. North
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10. Autumn Gallows
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11. Untitled
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12. Drunken Sky
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Arcata, California's Strix Vega is a three-piece band that has been playing together since 2004. Since forming, Strix Vega has played a diverse assortment of venues throughout Oregon and the Northern California Coast.

The sound created by Strix Vega is one that is a fusion of the musical tastes and training of each musician. Begell, brought up on folk records as a child, emulates the sounds of his childhood heroes through his guitar, harmonica, and his expressive and often times, gently mournful vocals. Godwin, a jazz trained drummer and bass player, brings a sense of tasteful simplicity and dynamics to the group. Classically trained in music theory, Powell infuses 20th century compositional techniques into the band's sound as well as a strong jazz influence through his fretless bass and piano playing.

The influences often mentioned by each member include (but are not limited to); Neil Young; Gillian Welch; Grant Lee Buffalo; Pink Floyd; The Shins; The Doors; Herbie Hancock; The Cannonball Adderly Quintet (1969); Max Roach; and Philly Joe Jones.

The band's versatility is expressed through their two different live sets. In smaller, more intimate settings, the band plays a semi-acoustic improvisational set, built off of dynamic shifts and rolling changes. For larger halls, the group plays a louder, more electric set with energy bubbling up to the surface, engaging the audience in an exciting musical exchange.


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Brian S. Millett

What music has been missing for the last 30 years.
Drunken Sky is a breath of fresh air in a music world populated by pop, bubble gum rap and emo rock. From the dark and contemplative Luck Runs Dry, to the emotionally powerful Midnight, each track is creative and tells a story. The album provokes thoughts of an era gone by, when bands like Pink Floyd and The Doors actually cared enough about their music to put thought into their albums and even experiment every once in a while.

Notathsu

Strix Vega rocks the West Coast....next, the World!!!
The CD is amazing. The type of music you can dive right into, or have setting the mood for a plethora of occasions. You can rock out to the beats, or sway like a groupie... Melancholy melodies and sultry rhythms create their wonderfully unique sound on this, their debut album.