Kneebody’s Nate Wood Is A Proggy Cyborg One-Man Band With Solo Project fOUR, Debut X.IT Out July 27th
Playing Nublu Residency in NYC in July and August
Watch live performance of “Frozen Head” here
July 2, 2018 – Kneebody’s Nate Wood will release X.IT, the debut album from his ambitious solo project fOUR, on July 27th. With fOUR, Wood plays everything — analog synths, drums and bass, while sometimes adding vocals — at the same time. As well, he’s recording every song in one pass with no overdubs, click track or pre-recorded backing tracks. “That’s why it’s called fOUR, because it’s me with four limbs playing four instruments at once,” says Wood.
Musically, fOUR veers from complex, space-y prog rock to electronic-tinged instrumentals. The project certainly touches upon all aspects of Wood’s career (jazz, improv, rock, singer-songwriter) and influences (long-time favorite Aphex Twin in particular).
fOUR operates under a unique philosophy. Says Wood: “Technology now is so amazing, you can make a perfectly edited record on an iPhone. So I wanted to strip away all the tools and crutches of modern music, get rid of laptops and keep it raw. I think it makes for a richer experience in the long run.”
Lyrically, fOUR finds Wood disaffected by the current political climate and pondering the technology of today and tomorrow — twice, he muses on the idea of cryo-freezing (including one from a rabbit’s point of view, its genesis an actual news story). Elsewhere, he ponders building a ship to leave Earth. “This is certainly a different perspective,” he says. “My songs here are less about myself and more tech based.”
fOUR will play a residency run at NYC’s Nublu in July and August, with shows on July 11, July 25, August 1 and August 22. Wood will also take fOUR to L.A. for a show on August 10th at the Lounge Room, opening for Louis Cole (KNOWER) album release show.
For more information on fOUR, please contact Rob Krauser at REK Room Media, firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.703.8361.