Playing tracks by
Tim Heintz, SebastiAn, Vitamin z, Antomar, Alessi Brothers and more.
FACT mix 320 is by Nite Jewel.
Ramona Gonzalez has come a long the way since the release of her swooning debut, Good Evening, which was first released in 2010 on Gloriette Records, and seemed to herald a new wave of US female artists using modest technology to make bedroom pop with auteurist ambition. A brace of svelte singles on Italians Do It Better followed, but for us it was the 2010 Gloriette EP Am I Real? that represented Gonzalez’s maturing as a writer and performer.
Last year she went back into the studio with her husband and longtime collaborator C.M. Greif-Neill to record her long-awaited second album. The result, One Second Of Love, arrived earlier this year on Secretly Canadian and it’s undoubtedly Nite Jewel’s most robust, refined and resonant statement to date.
FACT mix 320, compiled by Gonzalez with Cole MGN [Greif-Neill], makes clear Nite Jewel’s ongoing fascination with a certain strand of slick 1980s pop. They’ve subtitled Tepid But Tempting: a mix of AOR&B.