NYMPH is a Brooklyn-based seven-piece that has been active in the New York psych, noise and jazz scenes for seven years. The outfit’s expansive approach confounds thumbnail genre ascription, and yet does not depend on confusion or combinatorics for its impact; rather, the fluid and multifarious membership enjoyed by the former duo-plus-band of Matty McDermott and Eri Shoji has expanded, edified and enlightened NYMPH’s approach to texture, composition and execution. Truly, the band’s sound represents a seamless and exuberant amalgamation of heavy psych, free-jazz, modern minimalist composition, kosmische kraut, and visionary desert blues.
Sun Watchers is an improvisational new-music cooperative dedicated to divining the common sonic and spiritual ground shared by the great progenitors of free jazz, psych rock, punk and minimalist classical. The group’s fluid ranks include current and former members of NYMPH, Arthur Doyle’s New Quiet Screamers, Darkside, Chris Forsyth’s Solar Motel Band, David First’s Ensemble, Gamelan Kusama Laras, Young People, Dark Meat, Whispering Pines and countless other acts of variable temperament, affect and geographic base of operation.
Katie Eastburn (ex-Young People) makes torch songs propelled by thrumming dance floor beats: Minimalist Mystic Terry Riley meets Quiet Storm Teddy Riley.
The Drunken Foreigner Band