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Mandala
Rx Bandits
Mandala
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
 
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2009 album from the Alt-Rock quartet. The songs that make up Mandala highlight a more rock-oriented four-piece, scaling down the use of horns to create a new twist to their constantly evolving dynamic. That focus is illust...  more »

      
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All Artists: Rx Bandits
Title: Mandala
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sargent House
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 7/21/2009
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 613481019708, 613481019722

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Album Description
2009 album from the Alt-Rock quartet. The songs that make up Mandala highlight a more rock-oriented four-piece, scaling down the use of horns to create a new twist to their constantly evolving dynamic. That focus is illustrated further by the evocative artwork designed by visual artist Sonny Kay. In an age where taking risks and being fearless can make or break you, RX have emerged as a tidal wave, a force that shatters all the boundaries set against them. Over their decade long career, the band have drawn from numerous genres including Prog, Punk and Rock to Reggae and the Blues; reinventing and revolutionizing their persona while retaining their socially conscious lyrics and bravado instrumentation that have kept each musical progression unmistakable RX. This concept has been the catalyst for the band's ever-growing fanbase, which revels in their uniqueness and continue to storm their celebrated, incendiary live shows.

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CD Reviews

Pushing the envelope....
Justin Immerman | 07/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This band never ceases to amaze me !

I've been a long time bandit fan and I became a little skeptical at first when I heard they were ditching the horns. I wasn't sure how this band could top their last album "...And the Battle Begun" without some sort of horn in the mix. After my first listen of this album in its entirety, I must say they have done the impossible in every facet of the definition. They continue to push the envelope, album after album after album. Upon finishing the first song, I knew this album was going somewhere and I was kept on the edge of my seat to the very last note that was played. These guys know music, in and out, and I just prey that everyone is blessed with listening to this masterpiece !"
A good album goes a long way.
Julian P. Faras | 07/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you appreciate a good album that flows from beginning to end you will love Mandala.

As a whole this album is as cohesive as Dark Side of the Moon. The songs are perfectly ordered and seamlessly blend together from track to track.

What really makes this album great however is the production. This is not a click track band, everything you hear in terms of the basic song framework was recorded live to analog tape. Even if they just added the vocals and a few overdubs on top of the live recorded guitar, bass, drums and keyboard this album would be amazing... but they didn't... they kept going.

This album is filled with so much ambiance that it creates a world of it's own, you can listen to 100 times and you'll hear something new every time.

If you are a music junkie you will love this, and if you're a REAL music junkie you'll want to pick it up on vinyl to enjoy the full effect of this masterpiece.

And since this band is doing things on their own without a major record label, almost all of the money you spend on their music will go directly to putting food in their mouths... You can't beat that!"
Best one lately
R. Tarkanian | California | 07/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"OK, I'm writing this cause I used to play with these guys when I was in The Decapitones. Those were the good ol' days...us, Channel 6 and Jeffries Fan Club. But, alas, those days are over and Rx has kept going. I'm glad they've changed...the last few albums felt like they were trying too hard to hold on to the past. This one feels different, more experimental. #1 Alternative Album on Amazon! Good job, guys. Your voice is still one of the strongest I've heard...but you've ventured a bit away from Sublime...into your own style. White lies has a great vibe."