more than meets the ear

Just as their name (Nyala is Indonesian for “flame”) describes, their music is an ever changing and moving concept. It can smolder, with lots of tension, low in dynamic, but it has the possibility of growing into fiery improvisations and compositions. Influenced by this unpredictable quality of flames they strive to find new sounds and explore new ways of interpreting their own compositions.

The starting point can be a fixed composition, pattern or lyric but whenever they start to play it will develop into a new impression of the piece. They are not bound to any genre or style but go into it with an open mind and creativity.

© Photo by Bas van Hordijk

Pau Li Liem (vocals, piano), Stef Joosten (electric bass) and Jorrit Romme (drums)