What is NOVA-K about? The short answer is, of course, music. Mark and Joe have been collaborating for years on original music. With the changing way music is brought to the public via the internet, they decided the time was right to release an album.
All of NOVA-K’s lyrics covers a lot of territory regarding the human condition. It is not just simple musings of love gone good or love gone bad – although those topics are covered in a more compelling way. It explores other traits like politics, addiction and loss of family and self.
Joe and Mark have honed their musical skills for many years in the live arena as well as the studio. Both are multi instrumentalists and enjoy creating a soundscape of tones and moods using harmonies, riveting guitar work and the ever changing sounds of synthesizers. At times guest musicians were brought in to add a certain feel to a song and complete the musical tapestry.
NOVA-K’s 4th album “Take a Step Back” introduces the newest member of NOVA-K. NOVA-K is proud to announce that Mr. Kevin Johnson has joined with us to create more great music. Kevin is a gifted musician who plays many different instruments and plays them all well. You will hear him on sax, piano, bass, guitar and accordion.
The formal education he received from the University of Colorado in audio engineering and his relentless study of various instruments makes him a major contributor in the composition and arrangement of this current offering by NOVA-K. His musical contributions have given a slightly more diverse sound to NOVA-K.
So “Take a Step Back”, sit down and immerse your self in the sonic mix of this latest album.
What does NOVA-K sound like? Well, it sounds like Joe and Mark. This is always a difficult question to answer. Everyone has their own perception. It has been said that NOVA-K is a mixture of David Bowie, The Cars, Vertical Horizon with a bit of Rob Thomas thrown in. Bottom line is that NOVA-K is just good rock and roll with engaging lyrics and music that will have your foot tapping and your mind traveling.
So sit back, crank it up and enjoy NOVA-K.