Joshua Abrams and Natural Information Society: Mandatory Reality

Slow down. That’s the message that pulses, softly, insistently, and repeatedly, through the runtime of Mandatory Reality, the new album from composer and bassist Joshua Abrams and his group Natural Information Society: “For me, it gives the musicians the opportunity to slow down, to try and take the approach of savoring what we’re building together. If we can get to that space, you notice the focus broadens and zooms in at the same time.”