Artists/Band : Nicodemian
Music Genre :. Rock
Other Genres: Indie
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Navigating the tides of musical change and many waves of creative transformation, ‘Nicodemian’, a genre-agnostic, multi-faceted, Alternative, and Progressive Rock artist, ‘Nicodemian’, is sending ripples across the music world. ‘Nicodemian’, founded by Douglas “Nicodemus” Sanders, explores perspectives centered on love, transcendence, spirituality, and human existence while creating an Avant Garde musical experience.
Mesmerizing listeners with exceptional guitar playing, lyricism, and music compositions, Douglas “Nicodemus” Sanders has revitalized the creative, and philosophical world with his latest musical endeavors and rocking band: ‘Nicodemian’.
Nicodemian’s music embraces vibrant and diverse melodic styles and genre’s, which the band has been unveiling for audiences since their inception in 1998. Throughout the years, the band has dropped several original tracks such as, “All About You”, “Generativity”, “P.S. Creative, “Intrinsic Beans” and albums including, “Nicodemus Speaks” which dropped in 1998, “Love Trax” which came out in 2002, “The Gathering” which released in 2012, and “Intrinsic Meanderings” which was unveiled in 2021.
Catalyzed by skilled guitarist and accomplished recording engineer, Douglas “Nicodemus” Sanders, Nicodemian continue to drop records that are underscored by a deep seeded love of artistic expression, creativity, and rock and roll.
Nicodemus has garnered extensive experience creating original music and performing live, across the world, including a plethora of gigs in Canada, India, Ireland, and extensively across the U.S.A. In addition to having won a prestigious accolade by RadioAirplay.com, the Nicodemus has had the auspicious honor to jam, record, and release records with many notable musical groups, such as: “Midnight Angel”, “Ichabod Crane”, “The Mystics”, “Typhoid Mary”, “Apogee”, “Complete180”, “Smash Alley”, “Grooveyard Dawgs”, and “Nicodemian”.
Weaving creative sounds and perspectives that are complex and magnetizing, Nicodemian’s philosophy embraces human existence on every level and celebrates the beauty, individuality, love, spirituality, and joy of life. The band’s work remains rooted in a desire for reflection and introspection and a quest for knowledge and understanding- a message that resonates seamlessly within their Musical expression.
Nicodemus’ work remains inspired by the dynamism and vivid musical imagery portrayed by Trent Reznor and the formidable vocal prowess of Chris Cornel, along with his ability to weave his emotions and perspectives into beautiful songs. Nicodemus has been evolving the Nicodemian dream based on the belief that, while we are all unique like snowflakes falling from the winter sky, we are still version of the same.
With an upcoming musical compilation entitled, ‘Floundering Personas’ slated to drop in 2023, the Nicodemian experience intends to travel extensively, transcend the boundaries of existence, push the limits, and experience the joy of the human experience. Motivated by a desire to learn, grow, teach, and expand consciousness, “Nicodemus” aims to leverage unique perspectives and musical talents to continue writing and creating new and interesting music. More than anything, Nicodemus hopes to be a positive influence on the world, wherever possible, and deliver art that is truly transcendental and touching.
Douglas Nicodemus Sanders,
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Always thought provoking when asked to categorize Nicodemian’s music to any specific genre. Musical and creative expression is so fluid just as our thoughts and emotions. Perhaps there should be a new genre of music to describe Nicodemian: Extemporaneous 🙂
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Interesting story related to the name. Was exposed to the name “Nicodemus” as a small child. There was a movie entitled “Willard”, directed by Glen Morgan, which came out in 1971. The movie was based on a young man with an unusual connection to rats. One of which was named Nicodemus. Over time learned about Nicodemus who was a Pharisee in the bible. As thoughts evolved, with more focus on philosophy, also learned about Nicomachean Ethics defined by Aristotle. Eventually changed my name to “Nicodemus” based on a study of numerology and the impact the vibrations of word have on reality. That is how the name “Nicodemian” was born. Aside from all of that, it is cool. 🙂
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Have always been inspired by the dynamism and vivid musical imagery portrayed by Trent Reznor and the formidable vocal prowess of Chris Cornel, along with his ability to weave his emotions and perspectives into beautiful songs.
There are so many fantastic artists in the world. Love every Genre. Have always found inspiration from so many. Eminem is fantastic as is Ice Cube and Dr. Dre! Always loved Tool, Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, Queensryche, Led Zeppelin, U2, The Who, CSN, Eagles, and Metallica. Lately have been really digging Taylor swift, Selena Gomez, Zac Brown Band, Chris Stapleton, and so much more. Too many influences to list. Love creativity and truly respect all musicians!
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
Have been working on an upcoming musical compilation entitled, ‘Floundering Personas’ slated to drop in 2023. Lot’s of interesting ideas. Lately been working on some songs collaboratively with Dan Konopka, from the grammy award winning band OK Go. Dan has been adding some cool drum tracks to the Nicodemian songs.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
The “Nicodemian” dream wants to travel extensively, transcend the boundaries of existence, push the limits, and experience the joy of the human experience. More than anything, would love to be a positive influence on the world, wherever possible, and deliver art that is truly transcendental and touching.
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Truly enjoy playing the song “Sing for the Love”.
“Sing for the Love” is fun to play and reflects one of the primary beliefs we have. Love is all that matters!
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
The most valuable resource we have is time. Often finding the time to spend with those we love and everything we love to do is very challenging. Strange how the time just slips by.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Always find that some of the best ideas come out of nowhere like a lightening bolt. If not captured in the moment, the ideas vanish as quickly as they come. Once the idea is captured and recorded, in whatever medium or format, the real work begins. Just like the old adage, creativity is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Social media has a significant level of influence and profound impact. It is amazing the opportunities provided for artists today. Many avenues to get original music out there for all to hear, across all of the various platforms. On the flip side, the days of selling records and songs seems to be a bit fleeting. Musicians and artists have always been challenged when trying to make a living doing what they love.
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Cage The Elephant
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Fall Out Boy
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Ride Dirt bikes
Building rockets in the basement – Always wanted to go into space
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Believe in yourself no matter what… Music is magical… The river of melodies run deep
We create our own reality based on our beliefs. No exceptions
Often musicians express that they are creating music for the love and not the money. I too held that belief for many years. Be careful with beliefs like that because there are many that will exploit idealism.
Perhaps it is better to consider creating music for that love and the money. Fodder for thought. 🙂
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
Would work to cultivate creativity, encourage those that inspire, and ensure the artists are properly compensated. Always amazes me how often musical artists and dreamers are exploited for doing what they love. The music industry should be an avenue to cultivate and reward those that dedicate themselves to being novel, creative, and avant-garde. Instead the structure has always been for executives to profit off somebody’s dreams. No other industry operates this way.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Originality and creativity is beautiful and transformative. I believe we should encourage creativity and provide a platform for people to showcase their talent. This may help to inspire people to be more creative and to value the importance of originality.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
I am that I am… Therefore I am.
Love is all that matters.