Cozm & Naught
Cozm & Naught is the psychedelic duo conjured from deep within the brain folds of Atlantians Jesse Cegielski and Dariush Mirsajedin. These life-long explorers of their craft are bringing their talent to an untapped facet of electronic music. With backgrounds and influences from a diverse landscape of music genres and artists spanning from electro and death metal all the way to hip-hop and jazz, Cozm & Naught gives light to a groovier, heavier, and thought-provoking side of electronic music. The overlay of Jesse’s tasteful and at times mind-bending guitar riffs with Dariush’s hyper-precise pocket rhythms creates an other-worldly experience for anyone that stumbles into Cozm & Naught’s psychedelic chasm of sound.
The band’s unusual angle of approach to electronic music lends itself to their versatility and has landed them gigs such as direct support for The Crystal Method at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse and the rooftop after party for Primus’ Georgia Theatre show in September of 2018. Cozm & Naught’s live show ducks and dives through dynamic lulls and ultimate crescendos creating a vividly dramatic encounter curated just for the audience. Heavy sub-bass with layers of droning synth walls and supernatural melodic phrases permeate their songs and serve to create tension then deliver releases that keep listeners fixated.
One of the most important things an artist can do is acknowledge and celebrate their influences by absorbing everything they can from the music of their predecessors, then weaving in everything their own nervous system experiences to create something unique and remarkable. Cozm & Naught does this to an absolute level of reverence. Pulling meaning, symbolism, and feeling from a wide array of artists like Pink Floyd, Tool, Sound Tribe Sector 9, and Radiohead, then reacting to it in an intentional and productive way is heavily rooted in their creative process, and is communicated in their songs and live performance.