Today marks the release of Mister Divine, the latest full length album from Oakland-based musician Nate Brenner’s project, Naytronix. You may know Nate as the bassist for tUnE-yArDs, as a part of the experimental post-jazz group Beep!, or perhaps in one of his many other projects. We've known Nate for a long time as a super talented and inspiring friend, and are excited to finally get our hands on his latest record.
As Naytronix, Brenner has toured both the United States and abroad, including dates with Why? In the years following his debut album, Dirty Glow, Brenner has spent even more time on the road with tUnE-yArDs.
His website draws a connection between this transitory existence and the development of Mister Divine, saying that the album was “conceived in tour busses, hotel suites, and basement studios …Mr. Divine is the feeling of déjà vu between delirious post-show fevers and the road-torn sleep through the night on the way to the next city…” Mister Divine captures well the swings between delirium and clarity encountered by the touring musician, and it does so with both captivating sounds and well-crafted songs.
Nate made a kit for Patterning, too! It is now available as a cloud kit. Mister Divine is out now on CIty Slang records, order a copy at naytronix.com.