Nasty Nasty is back and better than ever!
The release of his latest album, “Broken Moon”, has signified the return of Jasper Reeder, which he may or may not like being back in the spotlight. Nevertheless, there is already quite a buzz surrounding it and for good reason, the music matches the artist. We all know Nasty Nasty is known for being an guy that isn’t afraid to take risks and leave it all out there in every track. We wanted to dive deeper and find out a little more as to how “Broken Moon” is his dopest album yet. We were able to get a quickie (no pun intended) with Nasty Nasty and ask him about “Broken Moon” and 2017.
What has fan reaction been to the new album?
Fan reaction has been pretty good, just the right amount of praise and admonishment in my opinion. When I’m at my best I make polarizing music so a little backlash makes me feel like I did my job. On the whole though it got a lot of great coverage and is reaching a whole new audience which is really all I can ask for.
Anything strange or serendipitous happen during the production of Broken Moon?
My whole life is pretty strange but 1 incident sticks out pretty hard. I was playing around with some guitar pedals and my moog one afternoon and accidentally used the wrong power supply on this distortion pedal. When the moog wasn’t playing the pedal would send an electrical hum through and this call and response between the hum and the synth eventually became the song Advanced Chiropractic.
When you’ve inhabited these songs and moods for so long in the studio, what does it feel like to transfer that intimate relationship to the stage?
I mean I really only play the ones I feel the most attached too live, most of my intimate relationships are dysfunctional at best and the ones between me and my music are no different. Playing them live is just like “hey my life is messy, i bet ur life is messy too lets headbang now”
How do you deal with indecisive situations when making a song?
Work on something else and come back with fresh ears, 9/10 if I’m indecisive about something in a song that means it’s probably not a very good song to start with
Do you have any hobbies or tricks you have that help you with structured breaks or lend focus in the midst of a music-making streak?
Man focus and structure are 2 things I just don’t really have, I kind of just try to make sounds as much as possible all week so when a song idea comes I have material to work with.
What’s 2017 got in store for Jasper?
I have a metric fuckton of collabs that I’m really stoked on getting out into the world with; Sayer, Bleep Bloop, Proko and G Jones. Who knows what tomorrow brings really….hopefully 2017 has some android babe type unit who can handle my current set of neurosis and shares my level of emotional maturity(approximately that of a 7th grader). I’m not really holding my breath or anything like that just looking to put out more music, happy to still have a place in the landscape after all these years ❤
We must say, 2017 is already looking a whole lot better than 2016 with “Broken Moon” and Nasty Nasty isn’t afraid to let us into his life by playing the songs he feels most attached to on stage. We have a different appreciation for him and being so comfortable with us, but also showing us his badass side of creativity. 2017 has no idea how awesome it will be and Nasty Nasty has a hand in it; another year to headbang together and live our messy lives in harmony.
Be sure to check out “Broken Moon” and be ready to follow Nasty Nasty all of 2017 and experience all the craziness with him.