"...an intriguing prospect"

Championed by Johnny Jewel, Nite Jewel, AKA Romana Gonzalez, seems to have been taken in as the celebrated DJ’s lo-fi little sister.

An album of bedroom ambience, ‘Good Evening’ is an intriguing prospect. Balanced synth plods in the shadow of an omnipotent electronic pulse as Romana’s anomalous vocal floats over sixteen-bit Mega Drive flashes. Carrying the cold, withdrawn mordancy of the ’80s, it’s often haunting exterior is tempered with a healthy sense of DIY analogue beats.

Pedestrian in places, ‘Good Evening’ is the aloof girl (or boy) in the club: you desperately want to approach them, you just don’t know how.


Words by Reef Younis

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