MAISON NVDITÉ / KOBALT MUSIC RECORDINGS
LA NVDITÉ VOL. 1 EP // RELEASED 8/11/17
VOL. 2 EP OUT 12/8/17
NOAH BETHKE (Publicist)
RENEE COTSIS (Publicist)
“NVDES is a world I created,” says Josh Ocean of his multi-genre indie collective. As producer and de-facto frontman, Ocean ignites controlled chaos by, he says, “building songs around random moments.” This has yielded La Nvdité, Vol. 1 (released August 18, 2017 on Maison Nvdité/Kobalt), an intriguing introduction to the laptop-punk of NVDES that’s levitating, melodic, and wholly original.
“La Nvdité”—the group’s creative process—is akin to the Dadaist cut-up techniques used by avant-gardists such as William Burroughs and David Bowie. It is set into motion when Ocean invites a morphing lineup of musician-friends into his Los Angeles living room (a.k.a. Vibe City, Utah) to jam. They record whatever music or lyrics transpire. He then makes sense of those snippets by producing tracks on his computer.
On the heels of their La NVDITÉ, Vol. 1 EP released earlier this year, LA-based creative collective NVDES announce the next sequence of their evolution. The Vol. 2 EP is a six-track collection slated for release on December 8th and is highlighted by the work of de-facto frontman Josh Ocean. Brimming with his signature energy-packed influence, Vol. 2 is highlighted by pulsing electronics, hard-hitting beats, and ethereal vocals.
NVDES’ previous release, Life With Lobsters, was the sound of Ocean exploring his “La Nvdité” process. It features glitchy, grooved-out tracks songs such as “8am” and “I Want to Make Out at the Gay Club,” which are as joyful as they are artful.