Nite Jewel - No Sun
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Based on 5 reviews
2021 Ratings: #188 / 513
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Based on 51 ratings
2021 Ratings: #397
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The LA-Based musician Ramon Gonzalez has been releasing music as Nite Jewel since her 2008 debut and I come to her with fresh ears on her fifth studio album No Sun. At first the album starts off nicely in an art pop direction with the 7 minute opener “Anymore” and more accessible “Before I Go”, but it’s the second half when things really get going with the instrumental wave that is “#14”, the great juxtaposition of pulsating synths and big r&b ... read more
Ramona Gonzalez returns with a very intimate, touching and jazzy sound with some beautiful textures and experimentation. I really loved it.
Best tracks: Anymore. To Feel It. No Escape. This time. When There is No Sun.
[#325 - Quickie : "No Sun" by Nite Jewel]

With its intimate and secret personality, "No Sun" is an album that will probably grow in me as time passes. It really is an experience that leaves a mark on you.
The production is well crafted and the vocals are really good.
really interesting listen. love the production and how muted it is as a breakup album while still being very emotional.
Faves: Before I Go, To Feel It, No Escape
Not the kind of softness that feels monumental, especially with the lack of enveloped energy or cleaner bold characteristics. Holds an incredible vision though, one that is loud in those paused moments and fluid in the melodies. Could’ve leaned into jazz more or had less sleekness. The r&b infusions are definitely more prominent in some tracks than other, but when it’s balanced it actually shines more.

The skeletal feel of “Anymore” does grow smoothly. The slightly ... read more
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Added on: June 24, 2021