T. Nile is a synth-wielding sorceress of sound who has the uncanny ability to fuse traditional folk instrumentation and modern EDM technology via a unique brand of vibrant sass the likes of which you just don’t hear anymore. Impressive indeed, but not nearly as impressive as her new album Tingle & Spark.
Her first two records At My Table and Cabin Song caught the avid attention of music mavens and industry insiders alike, even though her full-blown creativity had yet to emerge. That’s because when T. Nile didn’t hear anyone else making the kind of music she was hearing in her own head, she hesitated until the audio overflow in her mind’s ear was too strong for even her to withstand.
Now the full unfettered force of T. Nile’s artistic vision is finally made manifest with senses-shattering strength on Tingle & Spark: a album of pretty intense songs which are both pretty and intense. Then again, what else would you expect given that its inspirational origins run the giddy gamut from Siouxie & The Banshees The Knife to Fleetwoord Mac and Lauryn Hill? As for that analog Pink Floyd vibe…
“Working with synthesizers makes me feel a sense of unlimited musical possibility,” she says, comparing the capabilities to “a field of wildflowers versus a vase of flowers.” It’s a sentiment you’ll hear come alive in vibrant, twirling chords all throughout the album. With Matt Rogers from Vancouver-based blues duo The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer lending technical and creative prowess as Tingle & Spark’s co-producer, T. Nile was able to pursue her “strong vision” for the record while leaving her ego in the dust.
“I believe that art is channeling,” she explains. “You tap into this universal realm of creativity and you become a channel. I don’t overly identify with my creations. I channel them, but it doesn’t feel like it’s all me.”
One listen will convince you that Tingle & Spark is all T. Nile.
T. Nile announces Canadian Tour dates & forthcoming album ‘Tingle & Spark’ available August 5th, 2014.
Purchase the digital pre-release here:
T. Nile – Running (live) Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH5yPLxJcwA
T. Nile – Burn It (Adam Popowitz Lucid Mix):
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