NTHNL And His Cosmic Flute Let You In On Our Secret

The Brooklyn flutist’s single fuses smooth jazz, pop and more into a Zen experience.

NTHNL spreads Our Secret all over the streets of New York City in his flute-tastic new single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The leadoff track from the Brooklyn musician and producer’s upcoming album Cosmic Flute Rides Again, Our Secret — like the rest of NTHNL’s music — seemingly comes right out of the ether with boundless enthusiasm. His sound combines smooth jazz, electropop and lo-fi beats into an uplifting fusion of soothing sound something akin to a Zen experience. Cosmic Flute Rides Again makes a strong case for not knowing when engaged in the creative process of music or life, but to forge ahead simply to see what’s there.

“I’m not quite sure why I made this album,” admits Jacob Rudin, aka NTHNL. “It for some reason felt important to me to make a flute-fronted pop album to celebrate this instrument and to give it a wildly new context in which to sing. The flute is the oldest instrument we have evidence of, dating back at least 40,000 years to both humans proper and Neanderthals. This instrument is almost as universal as music itself across human culture and serves as the gateway between the spiritual and the corporeal.

“The Cosmic Flute music is joyous and absurd. You are supposed to come away feeling free, like you have permission, like the world is huge and expansive and full of beauty and possible meaning. In my music I always spend a little bit of time in the shadows, but I like to return always. I think it’s super important to explore the dark, while always reaffirming the light.”

Rudin is a classically trained composer and pianist-turned-flutist, producer and sound-healing practitioner. Having created electronic and acoustic music in a wide variety of contexts since 2012, he works in both the healing and contemporary music worlds, drawing on a rich sonic practice that involves experimental sound design, field recording, and virtuosic performances on a wide range of instruments. Rudin currently lives in Brooklyn, where he teaches piano, hosts regular soundbaths and gigs with his band.

Watch Our Secret above, hear more from NTHNL below, pre-save Cosmic Flute Rides Again HERE, and climb aboard his white horse at his website, Facebook and Instagram.