Nala Sinephro

In 1619, the German astronomer and mathematician Johannes Kepler published Harmonice Mundi. Also known as "harmony of the spheres”, the text theorised that the individual planets of our solar system produce musical tones as they orbit the sun. Although now proven to be fanciful speculation, if such celestial music were to exist then it would surely resemble the compositions of Nala Sinephro. Cosmic and meditative, on her debut album Space 1.8, released by Warp in 2021, the Caribbean-Belgian musician fuses mystical synth with folk and field recordings. An exciting presence in London’s thriving jazz scene, Nala explores the study of frequency and geometry, and is guided by the premise that sound can move matter.

Thursday, August 3