"Hear SOUND Doctrine"
CXI (Christ eXalted Inside) - is an Electronica/Jazz/R&B group created by Troy Goss who is the Composer / Arranger / Sound Engineer / Lyricist / Musician / Presenter and Producer of all the songs on his albums, the album cover art and collaborates whenever possible with other artists. In most cases he works independently moved by a godly desire to share the Good News in fresh and inspiring ways, the biblical concepts in each song are clear and that is his main driving force. "I want no question of whom I'm referring to - it's Jesus that changed me."
In CXI’s Electrinity, memorable melodies and remarkable interludes swirl about, without losing its thundering, edgy beats or a healthy sense of fun by not taking itself seriously. Jesus and his words are the typical focus in a CXI song, yet “No More Frozen Dreams” touches upon the idea of casting off Fear for Faith and anticipating glorification in heaven. Orchestral, electronic glitchy, jazzy with soaring vocal-work themes are explored on this album. "I love the early sounds of this album, when I first got my feet wet into the waters of my own personal Red Sea of discouragement in front with a Pharaoh-sized army of doubt behind me. I made certain it was the best work I could do at that time. I've learned and grown a lot since then."
With Fruit of the Spirit, this album is a collection of cinematic / instrumental songs that hopefully capture the emotional side of the subject matter of Galatians 5:22-23 & Ephesians 5:9. Each song tells a story about an attribute of Christ and Christian life, turning spiritual concept and emotion into music. Filled with poignet melodies, and haunting string passages, it is sometimes hard to believe that this is the total work of one person. "Without the Holy Spirits help, I couldn't have done this work. In the passages of Long-suffering, I was really trying to create a piece where the listener would have to wait, as the song ever so slowly revealed itself, to teach the principle that long after we have given up on someone or something, God is still patient, enduring with them and with us too. I'm also glad to once again work with my wife throughout the journey."
Album Re-release in 2013
> printf TMC_liner_notes.txt
REM : The following CD program is designed to cause the user to re-calculate
REM : their relationship with Jesus Christ. Each sound unit is comprised of music
REM : and lyrics whose primary function is to provoke thought of who Christ is
REM : and what it means to be a Christian (See "follower of Christ"). Fun and Entertainment derived from said units are necessary, but secondary.
REM : Upon reflection, the human should reprogram their CPU and find The Missing Connection to their heart drive.
> End of Line  : ) CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LYRICS
The Christ of Christmas - "The idea for this single about having a meaningful Christmas came during Christmas 2005. Certain stores instructed employees to say "Season's Greetings" or "Happy Holidays" at Christmastime and it was all over the news stories. The backlash was strong and people purposefully went out of there way to say "Merry Christmas" to which employees felt like their job was on the line if they violated a corporate policy. So this is where we are. Even the idea of saying our usual Christmas greeting has become offensive, though every form of lust, greed, and profanity fills the airwaves and cable wire, a considerable segment of society seeks to censure Jesus's name. This song purposefully reminds us what and who Christmas is all about."
Living for Jesus - Wanting to completely turn the tables on the genres that are expected from CXI, Troy reaches into his pop/gospel/electronic musical bag of tricks and creates a style that really delivers some solid hit material again on this his fourth album. Unity is found through the variety of styles on this album. From uptempo pop and scorching rock guitar pieces to quiet piano and strings that swell, Living for Jesus (LFJ), brings home all of the qualities of his varied styles and allows for some dramatically beautiful, soul-searching ballads like "Fill My Heart" and "Just to Love You". "Jesus has always been the central theme, he has to be for all true Christian music. With the LFJ album, I just didn't want there to be any doubt so through each song the album is saturated in teaching, showing, examining, revealing, reflecting, and sharing Jesus Christ."