I realize the North American greed rush has begun, and the consumer craze begins today or tomorrow depending of where you shop and how insane you are, but I'm asking you to not care for ten minutes. Most of that time is you thinking, and then like one minute of pulling out your bank card and typing away a little cash to help people.

I ask, and yes it is certainly a request, that if you live in the US (I know many of my visitors are not from the US) or feel compelled to help people in need here, you visit the Native American Heritage Association  and donate whatever you can to help Native American peoples survive. The NAHA, as is stated on their website, is helping some of the poorest areas in the western Hemisphere, with some of the shortest life expectancy. Native Americans often seem forgotten in our culture, in the US, but we live in apartments and houses, work in offices and factories, go to theaters and buy flat screen TVs, and make music in basements that sit on lands that once belonged to their ancestors. We took it from them by force, and eat fried birds and stuffing to celebrate our victory. No matter how hard we try to mentally remove turkey and pie from genocide, it will always be just that. Genocide. 

Call me a poor american, call me whatever you want, but know I am privileged to live here in the US, and in relative comfort, and it is the place I call home. Honestly, I don't know that anywhere else would ever be home, even I really loved it. I'm asking only that you take care of home. IF you can afford it, just donate a few dollars, if not to NAHA, then to a charity that does something you respect, or that helps people you sympathize with, because while the moderately privileged sucker punch each other for stupid looking smart watches, some people would really like to eat. 




Good morning. Again. Yes, I have traveled through time to post this before the one that actually matters, because I nearly forgot.

"Transparency", "The Evidence of Symmetry", and "Ash"... 

are free this weekend on Bandcamp. Click the name of the song above, and enter "0" as the amount. No email should be required, only love.

I've sold exactly two, yes 2, TWO copies of the "The Ash of Eden" album in total (Thanks to Oliver and Kit) and I know one of these people who bought it, so you guys aren't getting it all free! Not officially, anyway, and certainly not in good quality.

*cough* 320 transcode *cough* is really just 128 *cough*







October 14, 2014

Hello Friends,

I have added a few new images to the photo gallery, so check them out. I wanted, in part, to show the evolution from the original cover of the digital release to the one above (which is very, very close to done). I also wanted to let you know more about the re-release of The Ash of Eden.

The re-release will likely be before December. Above is something very similar to the cover (front and back of CD booklet). I will try to make a PDF of the liner notes and artwork available for free on this site within a few weeks of it becoming available, or at least that is the plan right now. The album will still be called The Ash of Eden, and will contain between three and five bonus tracks (an alternate recording of Enemy at the Gate for one, as well as a totally new song, plus at least one instrumental). Check back soon for more info, and check my soundcloud from time to time for the possibility of new track previews.

Have a great week,

Nick (latent)



I've released a new bandcamp exclusive cover for The Ash of Eden because I said so. I hope for a re-release of the digital album and physical CD release, of the both of The Ash of Eden, sometime later this year. Bonus tracks may be included, and, of course, the same pretentious concepts, obscure references, and anxiety attacks you've come to expect love about Latent will all fight for dominance. It's why we're number one with legions of former and up and coming Jeopardy champions. 

That last bit was a compulsive lie. I'm leaving it there.

When I say "we", I really mean "I".

^Hell yes, new album title.

















Also available on iTunes. Soon to be available on Amazon Music and Google Play, as well as other online digital music retailers.



This is the official and completely amateur website for the recording artist known as Latent. No one actually calls him "Latent". That would be dumb. I usually don't call myself anything because that, too, would be dumb, but I digress.  

Check out the music section, which is really the store, and play something in the player on the left. It looks real pro. The site SUPER COMPLICATED right now, so don't be daunted by the magnitude of excess enthralling your eyes and mouse.

There is a NEW ALBUM JUST RELEASED called THE ASH OF EDEN that is going to make you pee yourself. It's the best thing I've ever done. It's the best thing ever. Go buy it. I think it's already on iTunes. The music page has a nice setup for it, but the link doesn't work as of 8:00 AM CST on June 7, 2014. It will likely be up very soon. For now, use iTunes (just search "latent"), or visit latent.bandcamp.com for many solid format options (flac, mp3, etc.) from a very trustworthy source. Amazon and Google should have it up this week as well.

Take care,