DRUM NOISE!!! First Zach from Hella asked Greg from Deerhoof if he wanted to play together. The two drummers instantly decided to form Nervous Cop. But before long their simple plan of furthering each other's tinnitus was spiraling out of control.
Over the next year and a half of recording, rerecording, remixing and reremixing, Nervous Cop went from sounding like a "Hot For Teacher" tribute gone horribly wrong, to a heavenly, cascading harp concerto featuring The Please's Joanna Newsom, to a dangerously obsessive piece of avant-garde electronics, to a sonic avalanche of truly nightmarish proportions.
At last ready for release, Nervous Cop has turned out to be either a surrealistic masterpiece of musique concrete (what Zach thinks) or a total disaster (what Greg thinks). Either way, rest assured that you have never anything like this before. Fans of Deerhoof, Hella, Iannis Xenakis, Olatunji, Claude Debussy and Alex Van Halen - you have been warned!
released November 4, 2003
Greg Saunier, drums
Zach Hill, drums
Joanna Newsom, classical harp
Electronics performed by John Dieterich.
Drum tracks Recorded by Jay Pellichi.
Harp Track recorded by Carson McWhirter.
Mixed by Greg Saunier.
Photos by Alison Schmidt.
Photo Concepts & Art Direction by Justin Stewart & Zach Hill.
Graphic Production by Aaron Winters, AbideVisuals.com.
Big Thanks to Slim Moon