For centuries, scientists were under the impression that the atom was the smallest basic unit of matter in the universe. Once this tiny particle was discovered, it was common knowledge that nothing could physically be any smaller. The world of science had hit a dead end.
Everything had changed when a New Zealander, named Ernest Rutherford, began playing around in his chemistry lab and became the first person to split the atom. Once the balloon of the particle had been popped, numerous unknown entities came flowing out. The atom was just a house that smaller particles had been living as a family inside. It only took a little bit of digging to discover that everything people had known about physics and chemistry was forever changed. Thus, opening up a whole new world.
Throughout the years, new genres of music have been created. Hiptronica, trance, and funk have been continually growing, but are all sub-genres of a larger style of music. I had always thought that these categories could not be divided into an even deeper genre (a sub-sub genre, if you will). That was until I came into contact with The Neurovoltaic Orchestra.
Playing around in their chemistry lab of a recording studio, the members of NVO have split the atom of the tiniest sub-genres, proving there is a lot more for us to learn about the possibilities of sound. Taking different elements from the styles of hiptronica, rock and roll, funk, and trance, they have discovered a new world not previously known to musicians and listeners alike.
Where do we go from here? What do we do with ourselves knowing that this new world is out there? The first step is to remain calm. Once completed, the next step is to check out their tour dates and witness NVO's discovery in person. The last step is to get lost in their music and elaborate visuals projected on big screen behind them during their concerts. Once fully submersed in the world of NVO, all your senses become in tune, your legs begin to shake, you hop around violentally, and you smile with joy as you realize their live show makes The Manhattan Project look like a Girl Scout's meeting.
Download their album for free, or top dollar. The choice is yours.
Mike Laglia, Greg Maximov, Chuck Jones, and Justin Ward are
The Neurovoltaic Orchestra | San Francisco, CA
To be used for research, all band members plan on donating their brains to different music schools throughout the world.