In April, 2019 eremite records released the groups latest album, Mandatory Reality.
Joshua Abrams formed Natural Information Society (NIS) in 2010. With Abrams' orchestration of traditional & contemporary instrumentation, NIS creates long-form psychedelic environments informed by jazz, minimalism & traditional musics.
Current & former band members include Lisa Alvarado, Jason Adasiewicz, Mikel Avery, Ben Boye, Hamid Drake, Ben Lamar Gay, Emmett Kelly, Norberto Lobo, Artur Majewski, Nick Mazzarella, Jeff Parker, Frank Rosaly, Jason Stein, Kuba Suchar, Nori Tanaka & Chad Taylor. In 2015, Natural Information Society & Bitchin Bajas collaborated on Automaginary (Drag City).
“it’s patient, layered music that’s always heading somewhere, sometimes spare and sometimes complex and shimmering.”
- Ben Ratliff, New York Times
“Abrams discovers new levels of mood and tone; his pieces seem to escape time completely. “
— Marc Masters, Pitchfork
“It feels startlingly new, in terms of how the music is extrapolated, how the players relate, even as it feels like an ur-music, primal, body-centered, essential.”
- David Keenan, The Wire