Nomo - Better Than That Ep
Nomo
Better Than That Ep
EU12" Vinyl


Nomo

Nomo
MAGNET It's party music of the first order, locking into a groove so deep you can practically feel the sweat. FADER When “Better Than That” came in with what sounded like a conga and a Coke bottle percussion duet I sat up on the futon, then I got smoked by both the ensuing free jazz saxophone solo and the mbira passage. I stayed with the music, all the way though to “The Seams” and “La La La”—the album’s two brief final songs that masterfully explore both the band’s astro potential and their sure-footed soul foundations. XLR8R Subtly shifting time signatures and grooves, and outfitted with more than capable soloists, Nomo sounds fresh in an otherwise saturated market. URB Elliot Bergman leads these 17 Detroit musicians bangin’ blowin’ and honkin’ through some funk and afrobeat hot enough to melt a Midwest blizzard. BLENDER When the ensemble locks into Bergman’s sly instrumental themes, they sound disarmingly like forgotten favorites from 1974 Lagos. DETROIT METROTIMES Nomo creates genuinely exciting (gulp) groove-centric dance music that also allows room for avant-jazz, Afro-pop, dub reggae, soul and new music — Orchestra Baobab locking into an untapped groove vein from Space is the Place at a basement party.





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