After receiving a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, she joined forces with co-pilot Manjinder Benning to create "The Power of Yang".
In 2010, the "Yang" was released, creating their own distinctive form of neo-folk jazz augmented with electronica flourishes.
The duo disbanded in 2013. NikTex has been on hiatus ever since and pursued other interests, notably fine woodworking, carpentry and photography.
2016 promises new material, new sounds, new website and a few polished old tunes.
released June 20, 2010
All Songs Written by N.Texidor except “This too will pass” by M.Benning
Produced by N.Texidor & M.Benning
Nikole Texidor : Voice. Guitar. Percussion. Cajon. Glockenspiel. Rhodes. Recorder Flute. Dishes. Synth Bass. Ableton.
Manjinder Benning : Drums. Tabla. Dilruba. Beat Boxing. Percussion. Electronics. Guitar on "This too will pass"
Tobias Meis : Upright Bass.
Corwin Fox : Rhodes on "Traffic in the Rain"
Ian Avery : Cornet on "Un hiver sous les draps"
Photography : Big Tiny Smalls bigtinysmalls.com
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Corwin Fox at PleasantVille Studios, Cumberland BC and M.Benning at the Home Studio, Victoria BC.