NOMO - NEW TONES (MP3)


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01. nu tones
02. hand and mouth
03. fourth ward
04. reasons
05. new song
06. divisions
07. we do we go
08. one to one
09. if you want
10. book of right on
11. sarvodaya

On New Tones, home-made Detroit electronics and huge
horn sections blast big band funk and riotous jazz. NOMO’s roots are
firmly planted in the fertile soil of African polyrhythm and
American free jazz, and bandleader Elliot Bergman’s tracks draw
inspiration from cultures and generations wildly different than his
home setting. In many ways (at least geographically and sonically)
NOMO are a distant relative of the TRIBE collective. Undoubtedly
they carry the spirit of the legendary Detroit-label’s creative
output.


NOMO were signed to Ubiquity through interest in their little-known
self-titled debut album, and on the back of an onslaught of
persuasive emails from their fans (including Sam Valenti IV of
Ghostly International fame) that the band puts on a must-see live show. Raw
propulsive rhythms and infectious melodies carry a horn section and
multilayered percussion that is part Tom Ze, M.I.A., Philip Cohran,
P-Funk, Antibalas, Tortoise and Harry Partch. Enigmatic Detroit
producer Warren Defever was charged with capturing the band’s live
energy, and he shaped the sounds for maximum impact. New Tones
is a
full-color, spiritual soundscape that marries the exotic with the
gritty. NOMO’s New Tones moves beyond the ecstatic to approach
Bergman’s vision of a transcendent, elemental sound—one that aims to
move both bodies and spirits.

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