About — Official site of Now Vs Now featuring Jason Lindner, Panagiotis Andreou, and Justin Tyson. Includes news, tour dates, music, and videos.
Now Vs now is a progressively evolving live-electro-future-wave band by Jason Lindner - a composer, electronic musician, and the keyboardist on David Bowie's final album, Blackstar - joined by the group's original bassist, Panagiotis Andreou, and recent third member, drummer Justin Tyson.
Their new album, "The Buffering Cocoon" - scheduled for release in September on the Jazzland Recordings label - contains the project's most ambitious compositions to date. Named in honor of a dear, departed friend who described the music as “a buffering cocoon,” the album is a warm collection of futuristic, electronic music, which boldly cruises through vaporwave, analog synth-pop, modern electro-R&B and apocalyptic proto-new wave.
Formed by Jason Lindner in 2006, their self-titled debut album was co-produced by Meshell Ndegeocello (back when Lindner played keys in her band) and mixed by Bob Power (A Tribe Called Quest). The album featured several special guests including Baba Israel, Pedrito Martinez, Avishai and Anat Cohen, Kurt Rosenwinkel and cameos by Meshell.
Their follow-up release - Earth Analog - was produced by Lindner and peaked at #1 on iTunes' jazz charts. The New York Times declared it “a manifesto in the form of an album," possibly referring to Lindner's comments about the music being what extra-terrestrials might listen to on an "Earth analog" - a planet with environmental conditions similar to those found on planet Earth. NPR wrote, “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.”