Following last year’s "Live in Europe" record, NERVE returned to their home base at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn to record their 3rd full length studio album, "Ghosts of Tomorrow”. This time the group explored some radical and unconventional approaches in the studio. The usual linear production process of composition, performance, editing and mixing often got deconstructed to a point where many of these production sequences took place in reverse order or even simultaneously. Improvisation was the overarching theme during the production of "Ghosts of Tomorrow”. Besides the aim to capture exiting performances, spontaneous deviations and accidents often became collaborators and compositional contributors.
This reflects NERVE's philosophy that in a cultural climate where rapid technological and social change make it increasingly difficult to plan ahead, creativity and improvisation will become the new strategy for cultural evolution.
At some point the production expanded beyond the predominantly instrumental format of NERVE, and incited the invitation of a number of guest vocalists from around the world such as Iranian superstar Mohsen Namjoo, Columbian singer Juliana Ronderos (Salt Cathedral), MC Xis from Brazil and others, with the results to be released as an accompanying EP of remixes and collaborations.
While quoting and assimilating influences from a multitude of creative music cultures from Footwork to Old School Jungle, Minimal House, Electro, and Break or Glitch Beats, "Ghosts of Tomorrow” aims to establish a high-energy and engaging musical narrative to describe emotional and aesthetic idealism in a time of cultural insecurity and perpetual change.
released November 6, 2015
Jojo Mayer: Drums and Electronic Percussion
John Davis: Bass and Modular Synthesis
Jacob Bergson: Keyboards
Aaron Nevezie: Audio Manipulation and Live Sampling
Moshen Namjoo: Vocals on 'Hafiz'
Malik Work: Vocal Samples on 'Dr. Jones'
Recorded and Mixed at The Bunker Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Recorded by Aaron Nevezie
Mixed by John Davis, Aaron Nevezie, Jacob Bergson
Mastered by Alex DeTurk at Strange Weather, Brooklyn, NY