Nova Collective is essentially a supergroup made up of the following individuals:
Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me, Trioscapes)
Richard Henshall (Haken)
Matt Lynch (Trioscapes, Cynic)
Pete Jones (ex-Haken)
Take that wealth of talent and realize that Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, The Contortionist) and Rich Mouser (Neal Morse, Transatlantic) were at work behind the scenes and you might get an idea of the excellence to expect here!
The band performs an instrumental cross between Progressive Rock and Jazz Fusion. The results have been glorious thus far. They just released a single by the name of “Dancing Machines” to back this up. This has been in support of their upcoming, debut album to be released on March 10th through Metal Blade Records! Pre-orders for this can be found by CLICKING HERE.
Here’s a snippet of the official press release along with the music itself:
On March 10th, Nova Collective (featuring members of Between the Buried and Me, Haken, Trioscapes, Cynic) will release their debut album, The Further Side, via Metal Blade Records. Nova Collective’s music can be described as fusion, weaving progressive rock influences with world music, jazz and classical, to create something entirely new that is pure aural candy for prog/jazz fans. For a preview of The Further Side, the first single, “Dancing Machines,” can be heard here:
Nova Collective began in 2014 when bassist Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me, Trioscapes) and guitarist Richard Henshall (Haken) began exchanging emails about music; before long, a few demos were fleshed out into full arrangements. Drummer Matt Lynch (Trioscapes, Cynic) and keyboardist Pete Jones (ex-Haken) came on board shortly after to finish writing the album. The Further Side was written on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, with Briggs and Lynch in America and Henshall and Jones in England, sharing session files until the group could get together at the beginning of 2015 to record with engineer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, The Contortionist). Mixed by Rich Mouser (Neal Morse, Transatlantic), it is immediately clear that The Further Side is a labor of love for all involved, and that enthusiasm shines throughout.