I struggle with the best way to approach the opening of this article. Usually, I hear music and a light goes off in my head guiding me in the best possible direction for my writing. Enter IXZHILION. These guys are so insanely talented, and yet they are creating a musical soundscape unlike any other. They are creating beautiful sounds that can only be attributed to them. Granted they say count Kraftwerk, Neu and a few others as influences, but their sound is their own.
Granted upon first hearing IXZHILION I was taken aback by this new sound that excited and intrigued me like no other. I was still nevertheless inspired. Their brand of music is so trippy and bugged out that I wanted to go into my bedroom, hang up some blacklight posters, light some incense and just BE. Their sound is otherworldly and hits on a deeper level. I ingested this song and imagined that I was barely scratching the surface with what they are about. Reading up on them, IXZHILION proudly states that the music is just a piece of the bigger pie. They also put as much worth into the performance and the visuals. Listening to this engaging piece of ART I can only imagine the majesty of their stage show. Full of laser lights and smoke machines galore. At least that’s my guess.
Listen to ‘The Final Frontier’ on Spotify
Joachim Jarl’s lyrical prowess most certainly sounds as if it belongs among the stars. Mix that with his synth work and you have a powerhouse performer. The catchy riffs courtesy of Shane Colfe and Michael Wozniak provide complimentary layers to the overall soundscape laid out by this song. Bring in the ever-present bass line by care of Luke Walker to add the extra punch to the song. Alas the greatness of this group cannot be discussed properly without a worthy mention of Adam Newton’s driving drums setting the pace. All in all, if these are planning a trip across the universe I want to know where I can get a ticket to ride to The Final Frontier.