Nicholas Edward Hertzberg is a South New Jersey-born musician and artist residing just outside of Philadelphia, in Cherry Hill, NJ. Starting in music at the age of 8, he quickly went from playing saxophone in school band to guitar in punk bands at the brink of his teenage years. He has spent the time since earning his stripes touring and performing in a wide variety of projects, such as the long-running DIY punk band These Branches, Like-Minded, and current hardcore sidebands, Parch and Reconstitute. He is also currently collaborating on tracks with artists such as Cait Darcy, writing interlude material for U.K. duo Ovvls, and is working on soundtrack music with a few different organizations. Despite all of this, he is always looking to collaborate with new artists.
Since 2013, he has released 12 albums digitally and on limited edition cassette with his (now defunct) imprint Deplorable Sounds, Analog Cowboy Records, and others. Compositions have ranged from more guitar-based instrumental rock music to noise driven analog tape experiments and everything in between. As of recent, taking his highly improvisational, electronic and loop oriented albums (such as 2017's "Enough Rope") and trying to not only replicate them but expand upon them in the live arena, has been his focus.
The follow up to "Enough Rope," titled "World of Amateurs" arrived on March 23rd, 2018. Though like most of his music, the album is mainly instrumental, Hertzberg doesn't skip on a concept when it comes to album development. "World of Amateurs" was built around the philosophy that no one really knows what they are doing in this life, and we should show each other love, for the person you might hold issue with is just as confused, scared, and unknowing of what to do as you are. Listeners can expect four songs of ambient and pulsing melodicism that utilize graininess and hazy basement darkness as much as they do soaring texture and shimmering drone.