Known for his lo-fi recordings, refusing to record in digital until 2010. He has indicated that krautrock has remained the biggest influence on his original work.
Musical influences being Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, Keith Jarrett, Robert Wyatt, Tal Farlow, and The Velvet Underground. He joined several cover bands around this time, one a Doors cover band (The Lamps), and another, a Led Zeppelin tribute band called Carter City. The band remained together for almost two years, then disbanded on friendly terms, seeking alternate projects.
Croix joined the experimental goth band, Three Tales and the City Life which consisted of four members (Croix on guitar, Roland Nauman on drums, Klaus Noyes on bass, and Malcolm Gordon on vocals and synth). The band was short-lived however, and Croix began focusing purely on composing original music and studying keyboard. His focus shifted to composing purely improvisational works whose ‘themes’ could be deconstructed, rearranged impromptu, and still retain the minimalistic quality of the original work.
There are several spoken word recordings he has been a part of. One in particular titled One Arm by Yasunari Kawabata, recorded at a private artist gathering (attended by poets, actors, painters, as well as very few musicians) is over 40 minutes long. Other spoken word recordings include a collection of Edgar Allen Poe poems (accompanying music by Aubrey Hodges), several poems by Robert Browning (also accompanied by Hodges), a reading of The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares and The Farewell Party by Milan Kundera.
He released his debut lo-fi album, Demographic 1 on May 1, 2007. A re-working of an experimental sound montage project based on an original poem called Smiling Feline Descendant was released on August 1st. The Chicago-based project involved hundreds of samples recorded by Croix with dozens of contributors, many of them non-musicians. December 24th was a return to conventional songwriting with the album, Lady Fingers or Stingers, regarded as the sister project to Demographic 1.
A collection of solo instrumental piano recordings (Piano Works Volume One) were released June 14, 2008. Croix once again returned to conventional songwriting with the album, Portrait, released October 10th. The album was well-received and remains the highest selling album in Croix’s discography.
Electroception was released on May 12, 2009. The album was a compilation of early recordings that had been remixed (as well as portions re-recorded) but still considered lo-fi. It is the first Croix release featuring the artwork of an outside artist (Brian Dixon).
In 2008 and 2009, Croix contributed to the soundtrack of two films written/directed by Matt Hendricks, Vincent & Vincent and Baby Alligators.
In 2010, he collaborated with a collection of musicians on an experimental project titled Snapdragon which is based on the unreleased short story Bocca di Leone, written by Croix. It was recorded in Sardinia over the course of eleven months; album artwork by Alessandra Fusi. Also in 2010, Croix collaborated with experimental composer, Robert Reinhardt in Manhattan, NY for the album project, Mascara. Late 2010, he collaborated on an album project titled, Prenatal Noise Cocoon, with Philadelphia-based psychedelic rock band, The Colored Coat (album artwork by gea).
Early in 2011, a live double album recorded on Halloween in Chicago with his improvisational fusion/krautrock trio, Bandersnatch, was released. In the Summer of 2011, a music video of a track from Prenatal Noise Cocoon (Patricia’s Loose) was filmed (directed by Matt Hendricks).
From 2011 - 2013 he was involved with three Atlanta-based bands: Barrel House, Alabama Limo, and Seren.
In 2014 he joined Philadelphia-based band, Disco Machine Gun as lead guitarist before the band disbanded in 2015.
2015 was a return to mixing and releasing fresh albums. Croix's latest 13-song album, Marquis Verdigris, is slated to be released in the summer.