Null Static Void began in 2007 in
Oakland Ca. It was an outgrowth of a previous project which was centered on drum
machines, tape loops and bass guitar. Null Static Void was a
departure from the bass guitar centered format. Being more about a process than
any particular instrument. The initial focus of NSV was to
construct an audio recording of some type every week, and post it online. The
idea being that this would result in about 52 ‘songs’ per year, instead of the
usual half dozen or so that one person usually completes. There are a few gaps here and there.
NSV however has kept up a prodigious output since 2007. Now
totaling about 400 recordings and over a dozen music videos. Occasionally
NSV has veered off into thematic series. Mostly as a lack of
lyrical subject matter has always been a problem. It is easier to borrow the
bullshit theories of Zechariah Sitchin than write another love song. It is more
direct to cut and paste the political assertions of Bill Cooper than sing
the operating principles of NSV;
- Explore What can constitute music
Tactics of abusing song structure, tuning and arrangement have been employed in the past. Until an
edge is discovered which delimits music from not music, it is assumed that all sound is music.
- Musical expression is the most vulgar of the
arts. It should not be held in too high esteem or dwelled
upon as a writer or painter dwells upon their works.
- Dance is not an art. It is an obscene metaphor for
the sexual act. Music composed to accompany dance is lessened by this association to be even more banal, common and mundane than music in general already is. NSV does not make dance music.
- Genre is an artificial construct, for the purposes of selling music. Genre is not adhered to. Music is allowed to happen. Any reference to a genre is decided after the fact, for more effective marketing to the rubes.
- An effort is made to pursue the highest standard of fidelity in all NSV recordings. We do not affect to create lo fi recordings, or anything less than the best that our facilities can muster.
We maintain, modify, upgrade and in some cases build our own gear because our standards are just that high.
Null Static Void was the original meaning of the letters NSV. Taken from a book on computer programming. Alternate meanings for the initials NSV are Nasa Space Vehicle, and Non Surgical Vasectomy. These names are used to vaguely categorize the output of NSV.
Synth Punk, Doom and more guitarish iterations have taken the classic Null Static Void moniker.
The more synth-wave stuff is usually referenced under Nasa Space Vehicle.
Power Electronics, noise and other sadistic pieces are going
to be filed under Non Surgical Vasectomy.
NSV continues until this day. More or less.