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Nymph Hutakom: Thai female jazz vocalist (music video included)

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With an uncommon avant-garde singing style, trained in studio audio engineering, she produced her first album all by herself. In her second album, she is accompanied by trio of piano, drums & bass. 

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Nymph Hutakom: Female jazz vocalist

8/11/2013

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Pimchanok Phungbun Na Ayudhya

Audiophile Nymph Hutakom is enthusiastic about sounds and music. Having studied sound audio engineering, Nymph is the first Thai artist to release an album on Hitman Jazz. Her first studio effort, 4Tet, is the fruit of all her own labour — she did everything herself, from composing to writing and producing. With her uncommon avant-garde singing style, the eight tracks on the album echo her intimate and highly imaginative interpretations of jazz.

HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO FINISH YOUR FIRST ALBUM?

About a year. There were a lot of details to take care of, especially in the recording stage. Thankfully, I was able to get some Swiss musician friends [drummer Christoph Staudenmann, bassist Emanuel Schnyder and pianist Mark Koch] to play on the album. My style of jazz is different. Each track has twists of Latin, swing, indie and even reggae. They knew what I was talking about. It just clicked when we played together. There are a lot of Thai musicians with great talent but I may not yet have found the right ones.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO SOUND RECORDING?

Since I was young, my favourite pastime has been recording my own voice, other noises and sounds, replaying and tweaking them. So I chose to pursue my studies in sound audio engineering.

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?

I listen to all genres, especially non-lyrical music.

WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO RELEASE A JAZZ ALBUM?

Jazz is one of my favourite genres. I love playing with jazz musicians because it’s experimental. Improvisation creates new sounds all the time. Each time we play  is never the same. The recording part is hence very fun and spontaneous.

DID YOU ENJOY WORKING IN ALL STAGES OF THE PRODUCTION?

I enjoyed it very much, every process of it. I learned a lot from the hands-on experience. There were problems that I had to solve in every stage. It was a challenge.

DO YOU PREFER WORKING SOLO TO COLLABORATING?

I love both. Working on my own allows me to indulge fully in my own world. Working with others gives well-rounded perspectives and different ideas. Playing with a band always sounds better.

WHICH IS YOUR FAVE SONG ON THE ALBUM?

“Lolita”. I like the name. It sounds beautiful.

WHAT ARE YOU UP TO NOW?

I’m working on an electronic music album to be released on Comet Records. 

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Vocabulary:

album: a music recording of many songs sold as CD, DVD or MP3 - ชุดแผ่นเสียง, แผ่นเสียง, จานเสียง

audio: sound - เสียง

challenge: something that needs a lot of skill, energy, and determination to deal with or achieve - สิ่งที่ท้าทาย, การท้าทาย

click: to suddenly become clear or understood - เข้าใจขึ้นอย่างฉับพลัน

collaborate: to work together with someone else - ร่วมมือ

compose: to produce music, poetry or formal writing - แต่งขึ้น

detail: the small facts or features of something - รายละเอียด, ส่วนเล็กๆ น้อยๆ, ส่วนย่อย

echo: to express the ideas or feelings that someone else has expressed - กล่าวซ้ำ

effort: an attempt to do something - ความพยายาม

engineering: the activity of applying scientific knowledge to the design, building and control of machines, roads, bridges, electrical equipment, etc - วิศวกรรมศาสตร์

enthusiastic: very interested in something or excited about it - อย่างสนใจ กระตือรือร้น

especially: more with one person, thing, etc. than with others, or more in particular circumstances than in others - โดยเฉพาะอย่างยิ่ง

experience: the knowledge and skill that you have gained through doing something for a period of time - ประสบการณ์

experimental: connected with scientific experiments; based on new ideas, forms or methods that are used to find out what effect they have - เป็นการทดลอง, เกี่ยวกับการทดลองทางวิทยาศาสตร์

fave: favourite - สิ่งที่ชอบมาก

favourite: something you like the best of all similar things - ที่ชอบมากที่สุด, ที่โปรดปราน, ของโปรด

fruits: the good results that you get from something such as hard work - ผลกำไร

genre: a particular type or style of literature, art, film or music that you can recognize because of its special features - ชนิด, ประเภท

hands-on: doing something rather than just talking about it or learning about it -

hence: for this reason - ดังนั้น, เพราะฉะนั้น

imagination (verb: imagine, adjective: imaginative): the ability to form pictures in the mind - จินตนาการ

indulge in: to allow yourself to have something enjoyable - ปล่อยใจไปตามความต้องการกับ

interpretation: an explanation of the meaning or importance of something - การตีความ

intimate: very close, friendly and personal - คุ้นเคย, ใกล้ชิด, สนิทสนม

jazz: a style of music that developed in the US among African Americans with a strong beat and lots of free playing or "improvisation" - แจ๊ส, ดนตรีแจ็ส

labour: to work very hard doing something difficult - ทำงานหนัก

lyrical: songs or poems that express deep emotions - ถืออารมณ์เป็นใหญ่, ซึ่งอารมณ์เปลี่ยนแปลงง่าย

noise: sound, especially annoying unpleasant sounds you do not want to hear - เสียง, เสียงรบกวน

pastime: a hobby; an activity that you do for pleasure when you are not working - งานอดิเรก

perspective: a particular way of considering something - ทัศนคติ

prefer: to like or want more than anyone or anything else - ชอบมากกว่า

process: a series of actions that you take in order to achieve a result - แนวทางปฏิบัติ, กระบวน, วิธีการ

production: a film/movie, a play or a broadcast that is prepared for the public; the act of preparing a film or a play, etc - ละครหรือภาพยนตร์ที่มีคนจำนวนมากร้องเพลง/เต้นรำ

record: make a copy of something such as music or writing - บันทึก

release: the act of making something available to the public - การนำออกแสดง, การออกวางจำหน่าย

solo: done alone - กระทำเพียงคนเดียว, กระทำเพียงฝ่ายเดียว

solve: to successfully deal with a problem or difficult situation; to find out who is responsible for a crime - แก้ปัญหา, คลี่คลาย, หาคำตอบ

spontaneous: happening or done in a natural, often sudden way, without any planning or without being forced - ซึ่งเป็นไปตามธรรมชาติ, เป็นไปเอง, ซึ่งเกิดขึ้นเอง, โดยสัญชาตญาณ

stage: a part of an activity or process or a period of development - ช่วง, ระยะ, ตอน

studio: music recording studio - ห้องอัดเสียง

talent: a person with a natural ability to do something well - ผู้ที่มีความสามารถพิเศษ

track: a recorded piece of music - ร่องเสียง, ร่องแผ่นเสียง

twist: an unexpected change or development in a story or situation - การเปลี่ยนแปลงที่ไม่คาดคิด

uncommon: unusual; not existing in large numbers or in many places - ที่พบได้น้อย

vocalist: singer - นักร้อง

well-rounded: having a variety of experiences and abilities - ซึ่งมีความสามารถหลายด้าน

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