The Covalent Bond

This site is dedicated to the sharing of ideas in the field of music, literature, and whatever else strikes my fancy. To play the music, you must have Rhapsody. I am just getting started. There will be more to come. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

Monday, June 19, 2006

Song of the Day - June 19, 2006

Wow is all I can say about Nomo's latest release New Tones! As you may have suspected. that isn't exactly true. Nomo creates polyryhthmic African style beats using everything they can get their hands on, including: sax, trumpet, clarinet, guitars, electric mbira, and every kind of percussion instrument imaginable. Their music goes so far as to incorporate the euphemistically entitled electric sawblade-gamelan. By the way, Nomo does not hail from the African continent, but rather Michigan. In fact, the band is mostly white guys. It is hard to believe the amount of funk generated by this talented band. The best introduction to Nomo and one of the hottest tracks on the record is "Nu Tones." The beats are multitextured combining a Fela Kuti feel with the best of 70's funk. And the horns, we can't forget the horns. They add the spice to the funky beats. Click here to listen.


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