- Words: Nick Follett
- Label: Ypsilanti
The recent interest in Afrobeat has yielded a plethora of music varying in degrees of talent (from master musicians to flailing amateurs) and points of origin (Nigeria, Ghana, Brooklyn). What sets Detroit‘s Nomo apart from the sea of indistinguishable Fela-lite groups is the sound. Owing to production by His Name is Alive‘s Warn Defever, they sound like a band with compositions rather than a funk band with an extra percussionist jamming. Sutbly shifting time signatures and grooves, and outfitted with more than capable soloists, Nomo sounds fresh in an otherwise saturated market.
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