unearthly delights & clive slowly unfurled, revealed themselves, after more listening. they feel a nice evolution of the other part - the kinda less '80s/disco part - of the dna of good evening, which you hear a little in natural causes & elsewhere. i am really into this now, after being slightly thrown at first.
― john-claude van donne (schlump), Tuesday, 21 February 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink
clive just kills me. the words.
― john-claude van donne (schlump), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink
if she took this record, put a load of hazy disco filters over everything then, like, recorded it over an old reel to reel to degrade the sound.. it would be 100%
― merked, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 22:47 (2 years ago) Permalink
― Number None, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 22:52 (2 years ago) Permalink
this shit is mad smooth, didn't know she had it in her.
one has to think though, is CGN really the mastermind behind her new found pop shininess? you could kinda hear it on good evening, but it was skewered and just slightly off in a good way and now this...
― gaspard von trier, Thursday, 23 February 2012 06:01 (2 years ago) Permalink
Well it was produced by Cole MGN of The Samps and Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti but i see no reason to think it wasn't an entirely collaborative effort. That's why i don't understand merked's comment, the pop smoothness of the thing is what makes it work. Couldn't get into Good Evening at all
― Number None, Thursday, 23 February 2012 12:11 (2 years ago) Permalink
that's what i liked about Nite Jewel in the first place, the bedroom sonics.. the songs on the new one are sculpted with a lot more purpose and confidence, and so are the vocal performances (this new assurance is probably what's allowed her to step out from behind the haze) - but i still liked that old sounde
― merked, Thursday, 23 February 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink
Looking forward to hearing this
― used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue (admrl), Thursday, 23 February 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink
Sounds like a Dirty Projectors record at times ('She's Always Watching You' esp.)
― HO WBEAUTIFUL IS THE GENTLYFALLINGBLOOD? (Le Bateau Ivre), Thursday, 23 February 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink
shit is mad smooth
― Luomas (admrl), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:38 (2 years ago) Permalink
hoping that she plays with a band on the tour
― calstars, Saturday, 10 March 2012 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink
really like mind & eyes
― johnny crunch, Saturday, 10 March 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink
Completely in love with this girl
― calstars, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 00:37 (2 years ago) Permalink
i heard this on a mix NJ made for bomb, it's so funny how it's the same kinda palette/genepool as her first rec
― john-claude van donne (schlump), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 11:41 (2 years ago) Permalink
She played Kraftwerk's Computer Love last night in LA...wish I was there.
― calstars, Saturday, 2 June 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink
I was there - it was pretty great. I'm not a big Nite Jewel fan but they did a good job of it after a slightly shaky start.
Also it was the headlining portion of a "Krautrock Classics" night. First half of the night was a bunch of bands doing one-off covers. DNTEL did Faust's "Jennifer," Ariel Pink and White Magic teamed up for a song (I didn't recognize who the originator was), ESP did Can, Sun Araw did Krokodil, and another group did a Popol Vuh song. Whole night was pretty awesome.
― scott pgwp (pgwp), Saturday, 2 June 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink
feel like everyone would be into this: nice Russian thing, prod. by NJ:
― blossom smulch (schlump), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 12:11 (2 years ago) Permalink
I keep coming back to this album, "Autograph" and "In The Dark" are amazing songs but the whole thing is so smooth and languid, yet with all these idiosyncratic sonic touches that keep it interesting, and her vocals on this are stunning in places.
Why does she have to call herself Nite Jewel though, Ramona Gonzalez is such a brilliant name.
― boxedjoy, Saturday, 30 June 2012 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink
haha. i think nite jewel's totally apt tho. nite jewel ft. ramona gonzalez
― blossom smulch (schlump), Saturday, 30 June 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink
i just caught these guys. so great! the live band kills in a totally different way from her & emily bopping to keyboards. prophet cover, too <3
― , Blogger (schlump), Sunday, 15 July 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink
They will be covering Computer World live in NY next month
― calstars, Sunday, 15 July 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink
saw her/them last night, was v good although the audience was tiny. i thought she was popular/hip/whatever! my favourite bit was the vocoder-free version 'all out of order,' it sounded incredible.
― jabba hands, Wednesday, 18 July 2012 12:53 (2 years ago) Permalink
so true!, i saw them in a kinda full-enough room but i thought they would be a cool thing & it'd be rammed. it was nice though, eventually everyone was dancing & all; from the start it felt like it would've been a better show to be dancing to than staring at foot-tapping. i had thought all out of order was natural causes, not really recognising it. i really liked let's go (the two of us together), for being the first really explosive weird disco thing, & it goes through your head, which was so exciting.
― , Blogger (schlump), Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:03 (2 years ago) Permalink
yes it would have been good for dancing but i feel a bit self-conscious doing that in a mostly empty room, so i settled for head nodding instead. 'it goes through your head' was another highlight for sure :)
― jabba hands, Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:13 (2 years ago) Permalink
first record fiiiinally reissued on wax, w/bonus tracks inc a dam mix of what did he say:
― , Blogger (schlump), Thursday, 9 August 2012 19:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
the cover of the inner space song is good too.
going to see her in NYC in a few weeks
― calstars, Thursday, 9 August 2012 20:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
Finally got around to hearing the newer stuff. I'd almost forgotten about her, even though I'd expected her to become somewhat popular. 'In the Dark' is great, her voice is really strong. Reminds me of Tracey Thorn, perhaps, maybe because of that wistful quality? It'll be that kind of song you love that ends up on an anodyne chill-out compilation. I was a fan of Good Evening and played it a lot for about a year but its appeal wore off a little. I think the production worked for most songs, especially in that it had a specific kind of tone and texture that appealed to my sensibilities, but I'm glad she's gone for a more polished, less dank kind of sound on the latest album. I've seen some of her influences, and she strikes me as someone who's been angling to make this kind of music for a while. It seems quite comfortable for her, which is not to say the music's perfunctory, but I could see her wanting to move on from the gauzy lo-fi thing, which probably wouldn't have gone anywhere esp. interesting after an album that suffered from sameness and lethargy at times.
― bed raggled (qiqing), Monday, 10 December 2012 11:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
good evening is a classic for all time
― what is google (schlump), Monday, 10 December 2012 15:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
― pun lovin criminal (polyphonic), Tuesday, 22 January 2013 22:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
I could care less about the rapping but NJ is great as usual
― calstars, Tuesday, 22 January 2013 22:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
love this stuff so much. hits all the right buttons.
― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 15 February 2013 01:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
"nite jewel" really does sound like some italo disco studio ensemble whose lead sings the english language phonetically. which is great.
― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Friday, 15 February 2013 01:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
saw an interview with her from her australian tour recently where she said she was finishing up a new record that was more uptempo
― monotony, Friday, 15 February 2013 05:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
― daft on the causes of punk (schlump), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 21:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
ilx play this in your kitchenson your patioson your expensive headphones
new jam so nice
― daft on the causes of punk (schlump), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 23:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
man that LA show is tremendous
― Oral Sex in Sharp’s Ridge Park (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
I have no patience or something because whenever I turn it on I just have to turn it off or put something else on :(I really like the melody she was fuckin w/ in the first 30 secs or so
― puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 23 May 2013 00:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
Saw her last night. She played at least one new song, I think it will be called 'Mean What You Say' or something like that. Nice uptempo thing. She said it's going to be a long time before we get to hear the album. The rest of the show was older, slow stuff.
― calstars, Saturday, 14 June 2014 15:00 (1 month ago) Permalink
Instrumental project thing: http://maia29.bandcamp.com/album/29
― dem bow dem bow need calcium (seandalai), Tuesday, 22 July 2014 22:44 (4 days ago) Permalink
A pleasant atmospheric listen, probably best experienced in a convertible driving around LA on a summer night.
― calstars, Thursday, 24 July 2014 02:32 (2 days ago) Permalink
hear it feeling like a hal hartley protagonist striding ever forward into crisp bright engulfing summer wind
― schlump, Thursday, 24 July 2014 04:31 (2 days ago) Permalink