Mandala

July 14, 2009 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: July 14, 2009
  • Release Date: July 14, 2009
  • Label: Sargent House
  • Total Length: 55:32
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B002F8DNHM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,295 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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This has quickly become one of my favorite albums of the year.
Keller Madison
I HIGHLY recommend that everyone buy this album and support RXB so that they continue making amazing music.
T. Zier
Further abandoning their ska roots, this album is even more progressive than their previous efforts.
J. Pratty

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Justin Immerman on July 15, 2009
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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 !
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Julian P. Faras on July 15, 2009
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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!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Keller Madison on July 16, 2009
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This has quickly become one of my favorite albums of the year. I hadn't heard much from RX Bandits, and always thought they they were more of a ska band but to much surprise, Mandala is anything but Ska. The album starts with a building song that sets the tone for the rest of the album. My favorite songs have to be My Lonesome Only Friend, March Of The Caterpillar, and Breakfast Cat. In a year of absolutely great albums from bands like Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Manchester Orchestra and Silversun Pickups, RX Bandits join the list of bands that surprise with beautiful and thought-provoking music. We all need to support music like this more, so that the world knows that it matters. My biggest fear is that in the near future, it will be harder to find such great records amongst the american idol contestant albums that fill so much space.

Mandala is a fantastic rock record that i hope the world will appreciate. if you believe in promoting art and music with integrity, pick up this album and spread the word on one of the best bands so few people know about.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Spano on July 15, 2009
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Fans have been anticipating this album ever since we first heard 2006's ...And The Battle Begun. After that masterpiece of an album, we all wondered "where can they possibly go from here?" or "how can they possibly top this album?"....well Mandala is where they went, as well as how they topped it. Mandala is an absolute genius piece of work, from beginning to end. There is nothing forced with this band, everything comes naturally and organically. The RxBandits are truly one of the most talented bands making music today and there is NO reason why their music shouldn't touch the ears of everyone living. Think their albums are good? catch them live....you've never seen or heard anything like it. Mandala stands as their greatest composition yet, and I am truly excited for the future of this band!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Tarkanian on July 16, 2009
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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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chuck Burt on August 31, 2009
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Ladies & Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking.

In a few moments we will begin our descent into the city of Prog. Before doing so, I want to thank you for choosing Genius Air for your travel from Ska City to Prog.

For those of you on the left side of the plane, you should be able to spot The Mars Volta. This landmark is known to be slightly manic and not for everyone.

If you look out the right side, you will see the lesser known, but more accessible Grüvis Malt. This landmark is known to be a little more relaxed--a good primer for those that are new to the city of Prog!

We will be touching down near the middle of these landmarks, so please take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with your surroundings.

On behalf of all of my crew, whether your sonic journey ends in Prog or is only one stop, thank you again for traveling Genius Air.
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