Nite Jewel Finds Self-Determination In Her Synth Pop Sound
Fri, 27 May 2016 08:51:39
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Nite Jewel is the moniker of Ramona Gonzalez, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter and purveyor of ambient aesthetics. With an edgy, synth-based sound, her work falls somewhere between Ariel Pink—a known associate—and Autechre, a group she commonly cites as an influence.
Since her 2009 self-produced debut, Good Evening, Gonzalez has pursued a sonic vision—at times erratic and lo-fi; at others, lush and shimmering—that follows its own whims. As the artist tells us, it’s an approach that ultimately failed to produce much love between her and Secretly Canadian, the indie label that reissued her debut and released her last album, One Second of Love.
In this interview with ARTISTdirect Interviews’ Gwendolyn Elliott, and in advance of Nite Jewel’s latest album, Liquid Cool (out June 10th via Gloriette Records, Gonzalez’s own imprint), the musician talks about making the new album all on her own, the split with Secretly, and even her namesake cocktail, a boozy creation made of rye and 100% liquid cool.
Read the rest of the interview at ARTISTdirect Interviews