Bjork? Portishead? who is that? It's Ramona Gonzalez, she's from LA and a singer who started by performing at local Art exhibits. She attended Occidental College in LA and says she gets her inspiration primarily from "1980"s freestyle and electronic disco and early "90's R&B.
She records exclusively on a portable eight-track cassette recorder, building up her songs with layers of analog synths and drum machines before adding her melodically ethereal vocals. After a self-released six-song CD-R titled My CD, which caught the ear of New York's tastemaking Other Records, and the What Did He Say 12" in 2008, Nite Jewel issued the full-length Good Evening through Human Ear Music.
Check her out on their website at www.nitejewel.com.
And here's a video of one of their songs performed live. Support Chicas!!