Nosaj Thing – N R 2
Following 2015’s Fated LP, Nosaj Thing is back today to announce a new EP set for release on April 8th. NO REALITY, which also shares a name with his new audio-visual tour with esteemed visual artist (and frequent collaborator) Daito Manabe, is a 5-track offering to be released by Innovative Leisure. Check out NO REALITY cut “N R 2” below now.
Nosaj Thing will showcase NO REALITY material on his forthcoming performances with Daito Manabe, a run that is bookended by Coachella appearances with shows in Brooklyn, San Francisco and Los Angeles in between. The shows will feature technology applications drawn and evolved from their their previous collaborations together on Nosaj Thing’s “Eclipse/Blue” and “Cold Stares” music videos, which includes Augmented Reality, 3D scanning and motion capture.
Daito has become well-known in the music space for his work with artists like Bjork, Squarepusher, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Perfume, with which he premiered some of these same techniques during their SXSW performance in 2015. In discussing their latest video, Wired UK points out the effectiveness of Daito’s focus on switching between worlds. “The [result] is both jarring and seamless, shifting between real and virtual realities so quickly that the line between the two worlds vanishes.” This is the goal of NO REALITY collaboration, to give the audience a truly transportive live experience. “We are constantly experimenting and thinking of ways to create a new form of performance by utilizing technologies such as machine and deep learning,” adds Manabe.
The NO REALITY vision was birthed with their first live performance together at Taico Festival in Japan last year, however the US premiere is the initial realization of the dream. While Nosaj has been known for his leading edge visual shows, the Daito live performance promises to be a mind-blowing revelation. Plans are being formed now for the next set of US tour dates, for Fall 2016.
In the meantime, check out the cover art for the NO REALITY EP and first track “N R 2” above now and see below for all EP details and tour dates.
Nosaj Thing – NO REALITY (Innovative Leisure) April 8, 2016
1. N R 1
2. N R 2
3. N R 3
4. N R 4
5. N R 5
04/17 Indio, CA – Coachella
04/18 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/20 San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
04/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
04/24 Indio, CA – Coachella