There are recurring elements of acid western, post-rock, krautrock, freak-folk, acid rock, psychedelic rock, and shoegaze. Droning, atonality, dissonance, indeterminism, and free improvisation are all characteristics of this music.
As with all Croix recordings, there is a heavy reliance on the lo-fi aesthetic and from 2001 to 2008, Croix recorded exclusively on analog recording equipment.
Croix performs live in a wide-variety of formats ranging from improvised solo piano, solo acoustic shows, fusion-oriented trio work, and as a gun-for-hire guitarist.
From 2004-2011, Croix collaborated with what was eventually dubbed the Nightingale Ensemble (often performing live as Bandersnatch) which consisted of Mitch Leroi, Derek Joseph, Carrie Aldridge, Ian Cartwright, David Nauls, Julia Long, Marshall Rogers, and Klaus Noyes. The approach to songwriting was to present a song structure (composed in "themes") and allow the ensemble to improvise live in the studio and "shape" the sound of the final composition. In this respect, Croix has likened collaborations with this ensemble to "communal songwriting." They recorded over a hundred original songs together (most with vocals and lyrics) and released seven lo-fi albums (all of which have been discontinued since many of them are scheduled for reissue). The ensemble mutually disbanded on August 2011.
From 2007-2010, Croix began a longtime collaboration with writer/director Matt Hendricks, composing/mixing music and sound for two indie films, Vincent & Vincent (2008) and Baby Alligators (2010). Hendricks has also directed music videos for two of Croix’s songs, Dreaming and Patricia’s Loose.
In 2009-2010 two albums were recorded and released. Prenatal Noise Cocoon, a psychedelic/freak-folk collaboration with Philly-based band The Colored Coat; and Snapdragon, a large collaborative project celebrating the culture and peoples of Sardinia through sound montage and concrete music. Snapdragon was reissued in 2019 (and is now available) under the title, Bocca di leone.
From 2011 - 2013, Croix was the guitarist for three band projects in Atlanta, GA: Seren (experimental trip-hop), Alabama Limo (southern rock), and Barrel House (retro/progressive rock).
In 2014, he was a guitarist in Philly-based hard rock/psychedelic band, Disco Machine Gun. Despite disbanding in 2015, they released an album in 2016 titled, Drag the Lake. Also recorded in 2015 was a series of bow guitar recordings commissioned for a San Roque art project titled, Melodia Sangre.
In 2017, Croix began accepting audiobook commissions from publisher, Aurelia Leo (narration/mixing/mastering/sound effects). 2017 also brought about Croix’s third collaboration with writer/director Matt Hendricks in the indie feature film, I’m Not Mine.
In 2018, an improvised psychedelic/cosmic/ambient band by the name of Manos was formed. They would put out their self-titled sophomore album in March of 2019 as the first release of Croix’s reincarnated record label, Tachisme Records.
Further endeavours with Aurelia Leo have more recently included all mixing/music/sound effects duties for their podcast, Infinite Metropolis.
Croix is currently mixing, Marquis Verdigris, a full-instrumentation album of previously unreleased material in Croix’s usual psychedelic/acid western vein. An album of minimalist freak-folk music titled, Splendour + Misery, is also being mixed. These are expected to be the next two releases through Tachisme Records.