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the DRX


  1. 1.
    Monsters Wearing Nice Ties
  2. 2.
    Trichotomy, Pt. III: Concentric Beauty
  3. 3.
    Trichotomy, Pt. II: Throughout Within
  4. 4.
    Trichotomy, Pt. I: Suffering Portal
  5. 5.
    Eyes of Myself
The DRX began as one man with a dusty yellowed keyboard, a pile of staff paper, and an ambitious vision.
New York musician Dan Romans has channeled his compositional prowess through the DRX since 2008. Principally a drum set player, Romans also acts as singer, composer/arranger, and lyricist of the DRX. His rhythmic sense, methodical writing style, and diverse musicality produce an unmatched sound that is performed by the DRX with technical precision and emotive candor.
Romans’ compositions are intense, extremely focused on song form, and charged with despondent tone and catharsis. Dynamics and tension are expertly employed to shape unique songs that traverse haunting and intimate passages, riveting polyrhythmic full-band riffs, brutal breakdowns, and heart-crushing, anthemic cadences. DRX songs are marked by recurring motifs, engaging feel, clever structure, and compelling hooks that engross the mind and entice repetition. The poignant lyrical themes of the music relate emotional suffering, social injustice, and salvific rumination. The sonic aura of the DRX is created by voice, guitar, bass, drum set, and additional instrumentation including: horns, woodwinds, strings, choir, and synthesized drones and sonics.


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