Monday, July 13, 2009

Record Review: Nomo

Invisible Cities
[2009, Ubiquity]

Full Review Here. Although assuming regional distinctions might suggest a provincial worldview, I’ll be honest — when I first heard NOMO, I would never have imagined that they were from Ypsilanti, Michigan. Over the course of three full-lengths and two EPs, the band has cranked out consistent sets of dense, polyrhythmic grooves indebted to traditional African music. A companion album to last year’s Ghost Rock, Invisible Cities again finds the group in fine form, refining their sound and moving gradually further from revivalist afrobeat into a style all their own.

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