Related Information for Acumen Nation Acumen Nation was a coldwave band based in Chicago, Illinois. —- (Click for Full Discography)Formed in 1988 as Acumen by Jason Novak (Acumen Nation, DJ? Acucrack) and Jamie Duffy (Acumen Nation, DJ? Acucrack) (originally as a four-piece with Jason's brother Ethan Novak as drummer), the band released several cassette demos before self-releasing the CD demo "Transmissions from Eville" in 1994.Although the glory days of the Industrial music scene in Chicag.. read more