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Artist: Nomo
Album: Ghost Rock
Label: Ubiquity Records
Release Date: June 17, 2008

Nomo have found themselves at the intersection of utmost experimentalism and a certain savoir-faire. Much like Sun Ra's work during his sojourn in New York, the songs on Ghost Rock—their third album to date—are far removed from previous work. And the assemblage of these spatial jams is such that it is nearly impossible to discern the composition from the improvisation.

Every strain plays out like a highly-improvised jam session from disciplined band leader Elliot Bergman's rather eclectic, sponge-like mind. "My Dear," which most closely resembles "New Song" from 2006's New Tones, explicitly asserts a continuity that is often misconstrued as free music. However, in all likelihood, Bergman's intent is far removed from simply rehashing the tone of his venerable predecessors.

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Nomo - "My Dear"