NYMPH has been fiercely active in the New York psych, noise, experimental and jazz scenes for the past few 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.
Since 2011, 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 finished postproduction work on two live albums with Arthur Doyle. NYMPH has recently added singer Devi Mambouka, who merges African heritage with New York City nightlife to create a ritualistic entrancement.
NYMPH has toured North America and Japan extensively and has shared stages with Group Bombino, Deerhoof, Man Forever, Psychic Ills, Loren Connors, Thurston Moore, Arthur Doyle, Zs, Mike Wexler, Imarhan, Excepter, Talk Normal, Extra Golden, Sean Lennon & The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple), Chris Forsyth, among many other local & international acts.”