"[The Knells'] lyrics ponder cosmic conditions and cycles — time, space, dissolution, regeneration — and they are sung by three women, often in cascading counterpoint that can invoke Renaissance polyphony or Minimalism. The songs aren't verse-chorus-verse; they sweep ahead, through passages of tolling solo electric guitar, of elegiac vocal melodies and harmonies, of note-bending quasi-Indian strings and guitar, of progressive-rock processionals. The classical training and female harmonies can make the Knells similar to Dirty Projectors, but this band looks toward Europe and tone poems rather than Africa and pop. Instead of hooks there are sustained dramatic arcs, meticulous and serpentine."
Press on Nouveau Classical Project:
“expert technique, impassioned playing” - I care if you listen
"...bringing a refreshing edge to the widely conservative genre...NCP's work makes a stage for finding nuance in rigid categories." - VICE
"Leading this unlikely intersection of classical music and fashion..." - THE NEW YORK TIMES
"The Nouveau Classical Project is…putting a new face on classical music." - NPR
"Classical music’s got an edge these days, and we have the Nouveau Classical Project to thank for that." - MILK MADE
"NCP...deserve props for the premiere performance..." - NEW MUSIC BOX