As we entered a time in pop culture where pretense appears to be legitimized, lip syncing often qualifies as a live performance and audiences cheer at holograms of dead performers, we thought it would be nice to revisit the format of a live record again.
The chemistry between performer and a live audience can spur intense and magical events which capture much of the essence of music: communication, synergy, love. The audience then not only consumes and witnesses the creative process but also collaborates.This experience is close to our heart and lies at the core of NERVE.
Many ideas that turn into NERVE songs originate from extensive improvised jams during our live shows. Once produced in the recording studio, these songs usually keep mutating and evolving as soon as we unleash them in a live environment again.
With this record, a dream came true as for the first time we were technically able to capture NERVE live the way we had envisioned for a long time.
There are no sequencers, tracks or overdubs on this recording. Everything was performed live in real-time, celebrating the realness of the moments that gave birth to it.
released February 20, 2015
Jojo Mayer: drums
John Davis: bass and low end manipulation
Jacob Bergson: keyboards
Aaron Nevezie: sound and realtime effects processing
Recorded by Aaron Nevezie on tour in Europe between November 15th and 22nd 2014
Mixed at the Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY by John Davis and Jacob Bergson December 2014
Photos by Imre Barta
Cover design and artwork by Christian Calabro
Special thanks to road warriors Pat Noonan and Zsolt 'Asterix' Prohászka for a safe and flawless ride across Europe's roads and stages.
Thanks to Sonor Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Evans Drumheads, Potter & Davies Drum Monitoring, ACS Custom In-Ear Monitors, D'Addario Strings, Aguilar Amplification, Moog Music inc., Dave Smith Instruments, Ableton Live, Beyerdynamic Microphones, and Allen & Heath Consoles.
Special thanks to our fans all over the world who inspire us to performances such as the ones on this record. We hope you have as much fun listening to it (again) as we had making it.
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