Experimental alternative conscious singer-songwriter/rapper/multiinstrumentalist/producer/
comedian/podcaster. I sing/rap/scat, play keyboards, piano, guitar, percussion, mandolin, program beats, and every other Thursday (as of Feb. 2019) do a podcast here entitled The Various Vortices of Xylen Roberts. This Soundcloud is a unique hybrid that includes both my individual songs AND my podcast uploads. The music experiments with many different styles and sounds. The lyrics typically tackle my obsessive interests in conspiracies, philosophy, surrealism, science fiction/fantasy, lampooning political correctness (more recently) and spirituality. But I've been also known to write the occasional love song here and there. The podcast tackles the same stuff but in an interesting hybrid format that combines surreal comedy, drama and discussion elements with the music. I also have a Youtube/Bitchute channel where I do videos. More on that later...
I also have two other musical projects. Mythshifter is a long running project that is basically a catalog of instrumentals of varying forms that I have released over the years. Tracks, that for one reason or another, either by deliberate choice or simply a matter of not wanting to put words to them, became instrumentals instead. Personally I think the album Fast Times... is as good as any XR album I've ever done, despite the lack of vocals. Phantom Fingers is my other project, and is brand new. It is the result of stacking up numerous stripped-down folk songs and piano ballads over the years that, for one reason or another, never made it to full actualizations. I eventually found that I have enough of these raw acoustic guitar and upright piano songs that they warrant a project all on their own. And so, Phantom Fingers was born. More info in the official PF soundcloud (links below).
I released several cassettes and numerous other digital albums and EPs through my former now defunct label Telestic Records, which are now available over at Avadhuta Records (https://avadhutarecords.bandcamp.com).
I have just released my latest album, The Simplicius Complex, an album that mixes together alternative/experimental hiphop, synth pop, ballads, and other genres. In addition, I am planning several releases in 2019: My next Xylen Roberts album, Reveal The PAttern, which continues exploring electronic art rock and alternative hiphop. The first release from psych folk/lofi indie influenced Phantom Fingers will also be dropped. At some point, a new Mythshifter album consisting of leftover instrumentals left on the cutting room floor over the years will also be released.
Starting mid 2017, I started getting really into making video skits and discussions on my Youtube and Bitchute channels. For more information, go to the YouTube and BitChute links down below.
Contact me on Minds (https://www.minds.com/xylenroberts) or Farcebook (https://www.facebook.com/xylen.roberts) or check out the Avadhuta Records label bandcamp for more information.
my Youtube/Bitchute (https://www.youtube.com/user/XylenRoberts)
Here's my Bandcamp again in case you missed it: https://avadhutarecords.bandcamp.com/
Full list of other projects (currently active projects only) etc.:
Phantom Fingers (lofi psych folk and indie rock. Its like The Microphones meets Angels of Light meets Devendra Banhart): https://soundcloud.com/phantomfingersthe3rd
weeeeeeeeeeeird instrumentals man
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