"Xyra and players merge eclectic influences to form a unique genre. Emotive vocals, strong melodies, memorable lyrics, and powerful musicians bring integrity, high art, intellect, and finesse to the mix."
~ Richard Fuller: NPR, VoA TV
“Shadows and light meld with hope and doom, but the way remains clear. The specter recognizes distant images from another space in time, as the many notes unfold. As voyeurs into the past, our electric and modern selves find appropriate corners from which to listen and observe. The message warns of an ever perilous, pervading future, which we humans consciously and unconsciously create.
Ours are poetic lyrics addressing the conflict between nature and technology, human regrets and error. References to Prophecy and The Apocalypse loom of a yet uncertain future. Albeit earth and its creatures face danger and the human spirit is in peril, the message these lyrics impart can be simultaneously confrontational, challenging and comforting.
Searching minds propel our collective destiny.
...No role models loom largely. We have always lived outside the box, and are likely to remain so."
Garnering both national and international airplay, Xyra and accomplices have received a Grammy Nomination vote for best new artist, stellar reviews in The Washington Post, features on National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI), Voice of America (VoA) TV, independent and commercial airplay, and No. 1 hits in Eastern Europe. Xyra and sundry players have released 6 albums, available online and in select record stores, worldwide, in digital, CD and vinyl formats.