credit: Neil Favila
“NVDES is a world I created,” says Josh Ocean of his multi-genre indie collective. As producer and de-facto frontman, Ocean ignites
controlled chaos by, he says, “building songs around random moments.” “La Nvdité”—the artist's creative process—is set into motion
when Ocean invites different musicians into his Los Angeles living room studio to jam. They record whatever music or lyrics transpire,
which he pieces together into songs. Ocean prefers the thrill of uncertainty over perfectionism, and this has made NVDES quite prolific.
NVDES is less of a band and more of an ongoing art project. “There isn’t a songwriting process. It’s really like splattering paint and just
seeing what happens.”
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