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Lilac Chaser

by Nym

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Angela Kitzmiller
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Angela Kitzmiller Holy shit. This is such an astounding piece of art. One of those lifetime soundtracks. Favorite track: Eyeshine.
Michael Blaskowsky
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Michael Blaskowsky I was introduced to Nym via the previous album, Convex, and put it on hard repeat for a looooong time. You know how you can get a little anxious with the second album of a band you really love, worrying that it won't hit the same way? This is not that album. In fact, it spurred me to purchase the rest of his work, which is all of the same ilk. Favorite track: Afterimage.
Ethan Liu
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Ethan Liu Ethereal vibes of sountrack, chilling. The essence of the tracks is consistent, yet the variation and abundance are some sort of monotone like. Favorite track: Why You.
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Eyeshine 05:52
Flipped 03:51
Sensory Fade 03:08
Glisten 01:04
Why You 04:00
Catoptrics 02:35
Afterimage 05:17
Cedar Stone 02:38
Yeocomico 05:42
Petalblown 05:52


Lilac Chaser is an instrumental downtempo soundtrack to human sensory perception, and our attempts to map what is real. At times playful and sly, nostalgic and dangerous, Lilac Chaser blurs the line between between our senses and our surroundings -- our struggle to make sense of a vivid and complex material reality.

This album is for those who have followed the imagined cinematic journey that began in the dusty hills with “Warm Blooded Lizard” and contorted through the lens with “Convex.” Several of the songs revisit characters and places explored in songs like “Lesser Known Good,” “Come Back,” “Tall Talk,” and “Shortlife.”


released May 17, 2017

All songs composed and produced by Nym.

The Lilac Chaser illusion was invented by Jeremy Hinton.
To view this and other illusions, visit michaelbach.de/ot.


Light Catcher - Spherelet (guitar and vocals)
Eyeshine - Spherelet (vocals)
Flipped - Spherelet (ukulele)
Sensory Fade - Sumner James (bass)
Why You - Spherelet (guitar)
Cedar Stone
Yeocomico - Spherelet (vocals)
Petalblown - co-written by Spherelet (vocals, synths)

Special thanks to Peachelope, Rob Hansen, Doug, Marcia, Julie, and Theo Remensperger, James Phillips, Kyle Barras, OldDevil Photography, Antoine Mannesse, Jeremy Hinton, Michael Bach, and the city of Durham.

Sumner James: sumnerjames.bandcamp.com
Design by Ethan Bennett: ethanbennettdesign.com
Mastered by Blanka: facebook.com/KasablankaMastering


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Nym Durham, North Carolina

Melodic, beat-driven instrumental songs written by a gardener. These are stories about fighting disinformation, about rejecting moral panics, and about abandoning anthropocentrism.

Nym lives on an urban farm in what is called Durham, NC, USA.
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