NYMPH has been fiercely active in the New York psych, noise, experimental and jazz scenes for many years. The outfit’s expansive approach confounds easy genre ascription; the current lineup can be said to exhibit a seamless and exuberant amalgamation of heavy psych, free jazz, modern minimalist composition, krautrock and visionary desert blues.
NYMPH has served as free-jazz legend Arthur Doyle‘s New York ensemble, The New Quiet Screamers; working with an innovator and master of the form like Doyle has magnified the group’s commitment to communicative improvisation and a palpable sense of spirituality made manifest via performance. Recently, the band officially released two live albums with Arthur Doyle on Amish Records as “Arthur Doyle & His New Quiet Screamers – First House” (for more info see http://www.amishrecords.com).
Additionally, NYMPH collaborated on an official remix with Neneh Cherry for the high profile remix companion-disc to her highly acclaimed album The Cherry Thing.
Witnessing NYMPH at peak power is akin to witnessing ritual.
NYMPH has toured North America and Japan extensively and has shared stages with Bombino, Deerhoof, Man Forever, Psychic Ills, Loren Connors, Thurston Moore, Arthur Doyle, Zs, Mike Wexler, Imarhan, Excepter, Talk Normal, Extra Golden, Sean Lennon & GOASTT, Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple), Chris Forsyth, Steve Gunn, among many other local & international acts.
Legendary NYC venues NYMPH has repeatedly performed at: Le Poisson Rouge, The Stone, Tonic, Zebulon, Glasslands, 285 Kent, Secret Project Robot, Baby’s All Right, Sunny’s Bar, Union Pool, Death By Audio, Shea Stadium, just to name a few among dozens of others!