New album 'The Buffering Cocoon' out now!
Now Vs Now is an experimental electro-live cyber-wave band led by keyboardist/composer Jason Lindner (David Bowie's Blackstar) with bassist Panagiotis Andreou and drummer Justin Tyson.
Their third album, 'The Buffering Cocoon,' is scheduled for release in September, 2018.
"The three of us in Now Vs Now are futurists and conscious thinkers," says Lindner. "We share a common feeling of artistic activism and debate often about the past, present and future of things — the planet, technology, their effects on society and humanity, and where we’re headed as a species. 'The Buffering Cocoon' is an album about such things.”
The New York Times declared Now Vs Now's previous release, 'Earth Analog,' to be “a manifesto in the form of an album.” The band's self-titled debut was co-produced by Meshell Ndegeocello (when Jason was her keyboardist) and mixed by hip hop pioneer Bob Power (ATCQ).
“Will this alien music make you want to dance? Absolutely, but be warned: once you step into the group's intoxicating, alternate universe, you may find it hard to leave.” – NPR Music
"Jason was a godsend. Jason's synthesizer didn't have a computer with souped-up programs like Omnisphere on it, he would just do it with guitar pedals, making all the sounds unique..." - Tony Visconti for Rolling Stone
“Rhythm provides more than a heartbeat for Jason Lindner. It also seems to fuel his respiratory functions and digestive activity, and maybe his neurons...What matters to him is groove, however it comes.” - The New York Times
"...warm, echoey electric piano, synthy sounds from outer space, rock and punk and hip-hop, and ideas from Africa and Asia. The music is weird, dreamy, unpredictable and sinister; it constantly plays with your expectations…An open minded kid from Brooklyn [Lindner] became one of jazz's most interesting keyboardists, with an identity spanning genres, cultures, formats and technologies." - JazzTimes
NOW VS NOW’s tracks