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Better than the Public Consumption of Music Desires

31-08-2016
This album is essentially supposed to be about Robot Raven’s “Greatest Hits, Part Two”, but the simple fact is that most music listeners have never heard one of these 18 songs. This is a tragedy in my opinion, for they are truly missing one of the most musically sincere underground rock duos of our time. Just over a week ago we reviewed Robot Raven’s “Greatest Hits, Part One” album, featuring another 18 tracks. That’s why we know who exactly who Edmond Bruneau (the lyricist) and John Rigg (singer, musician and music producer) are, what they do, and moreover, just how good they do it.
Robot Raven’s is one of the few bands that can be dubbed “lyrical genius,” and this album brings that out. “Screwed Again” is a wonderful opening song, and it’s only the beginning. The album goes on to show other interesting works such as “Leap Of Faith,” “Mr Inappropriate,” “I Want to Know You,” and ” Crank It Out.” These guys are simply better than the public consumption of music wants.
Let me say it this way: If I were marooned on the proverbial deserted island, and could only bring two albums with me, both Robot Raven albums would certainly make the list. Why? Firstly because together the albums contain a whopping 36 songs and secondly Robot Raven’s music incorporate bits and pieces of sound that reminds me of just about every rock n’ roll band I’ve loved through the decades, starting from the 60s.
The outstanding features of Robot Raven, and what differentiates them from the pack is the superb songwriting, the emotionally honest vocals, and the excellent multi-layered arrangements. In an age when bands are just trying to get their videos into everybody’s living room and ride the next wave of mainstream radio, if Robot Raven is indeed the thinking man’s band, then this album is a quintessential piece of work.
You’ve got beauty in songs like “Leap Of Faith”, a rather paradoxical simplistic diversity in “Dreamacres” – a unique and unusual musical setup coupled with contrastingly complex concepts on “Party Lines Party Lies” and “Summertime” with its use of spoken word, human yearning in “I Want to Know You”, wit in “Two Heads One Heart”, wistful appreciation in “Together”. Edmond Bruneau’s lyrics are characteristically haunting and musically speaking, the depth of John Rigg’s composing and arranging is incredible throughout this album.
What is also worth noting is the little nuances they use to distinguish their music like the harmonies and counter-harmonies. This is a melodic, emotional, and sometimes even gritty in places. However, if you want an example of rock n’ roll that does what rock n’ roll is supposed to – push the limits, say what you’d rather not hear, and forget about the rules, it’s definitely worth picking up.
Robot Raven is an artsy, alternative message-making, storytelling band with a penchant for powerful music and telling it like it is. There is genuine emotion in the singing, and the songs range from ironic to whimsical, a little disturbing to just plain catchy. What’s even better is that the songs never copy each other or even have similarities; each is unique, a rarity in today’s era of predigested pop ballads and dance scores.

Robot Raven Introduces "Life Goes On" on Indie Air Radio

15-06-2016
Yesterday's interview includes two versions of the same new song -- "Life Goes On" - a folk version and a rock version. Let me know which one you like the best.

Listen to the full album on Indie Air Radio's Album Hour this Saturday

15-01-2016
Robot Raven's Greatest Hits Part Two will be the featured album of the week on Indie Air Radio's Album Hour this Saturday at 8pm Pacific Time. Tune in to listen free and you can hear the full album from start to finish in its entirety. http://www.indieairradio.com

Robot Raven Chosen Artist-of-the-Month on Indie Air Radio

02-01-2016
We are excited to announce the fresh new release from artist associate Robot Raven!

The original classic rock sounds of Robot Raven are again gathered together for the group’s second song anthology, Robot Raven’s GREATEST HITS, PART TWO. Here the group digs deeper into the archives to find the hidden gems. Eighteen songs you may have never heard before, but ones that become instant classics the moment they reach your ear!

We will be spinning all tracks from GREATEST HITS, PART TWO throughout the month.

Robot Raven will be featured in the January 5th edition of THE SHORT REPORT (10am PDT). Hear lyricist Edmond Bruneau talk about the band and select tracks from the new album.

Tune in to IndieAirRadio free of charge at http://www.indieairradio.com.

Robot Raven is now 20th in the country on ReverbNation!

14-11-2015
Nice to get the recognition! Please let us know what you think of our songs. We can always use more friends.

Another Song from Our Upcoming CD - Screwed Again!

08-11-2015
If you enjoy a Roger Waters vibe, check out our latest song from our soon-to-be-released CD, Robot Raven's Greatest Hits, Part Two. Your comments are certainly welcome!

Nevermore - just in time for Halloween Week!

27-10-2015
A sneak peak into one of the songs on the upcoming CD, Robot Raven's Greatest Hits, Part Two. Enjoy Nevermore on this Halloween Weekend! Boo!

Across the Pond - Robot Raven Making Noise!

15-09-2015
Graham Campbell of Southhampton, England enjoys a nice Merlot and the smooth sounds of Robot Raven's Greatest hits, Part One!

Robot Raven's 'Three Bar Blues' Most Requested on Indie Air Radio

26-08-2015
Last week's (Aug 18-25) most requested song on IndieAirRadio was "Three Bar Blues" by Robot Raven, which can be found on their debut release GREATEST HITS - PART ONE. To discover all of the benefits and to become a subscribing listening member follow http://indieairradio.com/a/merch/
For information on Robot Raven follow https://www.facebook.com/bostonbooksmusic?fref=ts
Congratulations Robot Raven!

Review - My Thoughts on Robot Raven

25-07-2015
If you enjoy classic rock, pop, punk, country, bluegrass, and progressive … you will love Robot Raven. One of the freshest multi-genre bands making music!
Bob Rice - Indie Air Radio

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