Followers of Demon Hunter, Project 86, and electronic music are anxiously awaiting the release of Anxiety by NYVES. Comprised of Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter vocalist) and ex-Project 86 member Randy Torres, this two piece is set to redefine the parameters of electronic music.
After sixteen combined releases and over 850,000 records sold, the duo faced no pressure to reinvent themselves. In tremulous musical times, the two artists represent time-tested stability on all fronts: consistent releases, constant touring, critically acclaimed records, solid album sales, and fan adoration. With no ulterior motives for a divergent project, NYVES emerged from completely unadulterated intentions. What began as a cathartic outlet centered on a mutual love for moody, electro-rock music has resulted in one of the most gorgeous full-length records of the year. Dark, pulsing soundscapes are woven together by Clark’s instantly identifiable vocals; resonate layers are balanced by Torres’s crystal clear and expert production; and high levels of experimentation are outweighed only by melodic sensibility and sonic accessibility.
“I’ve been playing/writing hardcore and metal for the past 20 years, so when the chance to do something completely different presented itself, I jumped at the opportunity. With NYVES, I can channel my inspirations into something new, and it fulfills a different side of my creativity. Randy came to me with some amazing ideas — the kind of songs I’d hear in my head when I imagined doing something different,” says Clark.
“We share so many musical influences, and we’ve always wanted to do a project together,” added Torres. “The artists that influenced NYVES have amazing sounding records and that became a driving force in the process of creating this record — to create something equally as great.”
Anxiety releases June 26th on vinyl and digitally through Spartan Records.