Xybor & the Cosmonauts is the musical muse of Terry Atkinson, a self-absorbed, multi-instrumental musician, songwriter and multimedia "artiste". The music is envisioned, written, played and engineered by me.

The music is infused with diverse musical influences — rock, jazz, fusion, blues, bluegrass and pop. The overall sound draws heavily on progressive and psychedelic rock, ala Beatles, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Bowie, CSNY.

... a child of a different time.

Give it a listen. It is time well wasted.

Enjoy!

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I recently completed two new recordings -- "Bark at the Moon" and "Love Machine." Bark at the Moon basically suggests finding a relief valve in something innocuous and amusing -- barking at the moon. Why do you think wolves are so happy?  The song's a little more complicated than that, but that is the gist. Nice groove to it.

Love Machine contemplates the rise of sex robots (pun?). Good or bad, whether you agree or not, they are rapidly gaining a presence in the market. I have sometimes thought about an episode from the original Outter Limits series, where a guy is on a solo mission on the Planet mars. His only companion is a female-ish robot. When it is time, after many years, for him to leave, he can't because he refuses to leave his robot companion. A theme that was 50 years ahead of its time. Can't wait to see how this all works out.

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On an unrelated note, you likely know the dynamics of the music industry have changed. But the impact on artists is profound. While distribution is cheap, compensation is abysmal. As an example, for each Spotify play, I get about $0.0013. The math to earn even minimum wage is daunting. I love making music, and even now, regardless of the compensation, I do so because it is who I am.

I write, record, and produce about a song every couple weeks. I am fully self-contained, with all the gear I need to develop both audio and video recordings, so my costs to record are not high. But still ...

All of my music is available for listening here, for free. I have set up a "jukebox" for easy access. When you listen to something you like, consider buying a download, conveniently linked by the button on the left. If you are on Spotify or another streaming service, give my music a couple plays. Enjoy it any way you can and share it with your friends. ANY support is welcome.