Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter) and Randy Torres (ex- Project 86) made an official announcement for their fan funded campaign for their NYVES project. The two collaborators posted a message regarding the musical intentions of NYVES:
In early 2013, Randy Torres and I started talking about writing some songs together. I mentioned to him that I had been recently consumed with the idea a project that explored my love for heavy electronic music. Randy has always shared my passion for bands like Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Portishead, etc. I knew he would be the perfect person to collaborate with.
In hindsight, it seems like we’d been working towards NYVES for years. Both of us had been so enveloped in the world of heavy metal/hard rock for so long, I think we were both anxious to explore something different.
In September of 2013, Randy sent me the first instrumental track for this project. It was exactly the kind of thing I’d heard in my head when we started to conceive this endeavour. It was the perfect catalyst for the style and aesthetic that would define the NYVES sound. I couldn’t wait to write lyrics and melodies to it.
NYVES essentially puts a microscope to these electronic components, using them as a foundation, and adding familiar sounds like gritty, distorted guitars and real drums. The outcome could be described as a fitting extension of any of our other musical endeavours – just with an emphasis on these electronic details.
Over the course of the next few months, we managed to write and record a handful of songs that we were really proud of. When we realized that this was becoming something of legitimate substance, we quickly started putting together all of the pieces that you see now — from the band name and logo, to the photo shoot and more. We couldn’t wait to see every element of NYVES come to life.
Here we are, a year later, ready and anxious to complete our first full-length… with your help.
Support NYVES by visiting their Kickstarter campaign. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1722713765/nyves