“They Came From the Sky” is an aural montage of Nathan's early experiments as an organic electronic artist. As new genres of computer-based music were being born, Nathan searched for ways to recreate their adrenalizing textures without the use of computers. He felt that the “DJ performance” left much to be desired, and the answer to what was missing was clear… a live, conveying performance by a group of skilled, interactive musicians.
Nathan studied electronic production, and gained understanding of how the textures were being being created electronically. He then replicated the processes through effects pedals. Utilizing compression, synth, octave, distortion, modulation, and heavy eq-ing effects pedals, he had a pedalboard to be reckoned with. All that was left was a way to modulate the tones in real time. In his search, Nathan stumbled upon a device called the “Hot Hand,” which brought everything to life.
Nathan Navarro: Bass, Voice, Guitar, Electronic Elements
Dylan Laine: Voice, Lyrics
Annie Shred: Voice, Guitar
Mukatu: Chemical Remix
SOZO is a Rock-Electronic collaboration of epic proportions between Nathan and six of his previous classmates from the Berklee College of Music. During the entirety of the project, all the participants were spread across the Americas, including Texas, California, Tennessee, New York, and Venezuela. This made for a very interesting writing, production, and filming process. Nathan's technical bass parts and advanced musical concepts are prevalent throughout the seamlessly-flowing concept EP, and are adorned with the talented voices of the full, synergetic lineup of musicians.
Nathan Navarro: Bass, Guitar, Electronic Elements
Dylan Laine: Voice, Piano, Keys, Lyrics
Felix Martin: Guitar
Ian Smith: Guitar
Ana Barreiro: Drums
Lisa Fazenbaker: Drum Sampling
JP Bouvet: Drum video performance
Nathan has worked as a gigging and recording bassist since his teens, when he had his first session gig with Sylvia Massy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash). Since then he has worked with producers Mike Clink (Guns N' Roses, Megadeth), Noel Golden (Matchbox Twenty, Meat Loaf), and Danny Greenspoon (Five-time Juno winner), as well as a host of other bands, artists, and labels. Nathan is also an established product demonstrator, having worked with Source Audio, Boss, MXR, Dunlop, Ampeg, Origin Effects, Vertex Effects, Panda MIDI, and others. If you would like to work with Nathan, please send an email to email@example.com. Shown below are some of Nathan's favorite projects he's played on.
Ghosts & Liars
Scale The Summit
In a World of Fear
The Scenic Album