Nozomi Phoenix - "Nozomi Phoenix"
(Self Released EP)
From Aural Innovations #34 (August 2006)
Nozomi Phoenix is a five piece band from the USA. This EP is 5 tracks (23 mins). The bio describes the music as moody evolutionary rock. Man, I really like some of these tracks a lot and the cool very political statements and samples are spot on! A strange dreamy atmosphere on many of the tracks that sort of takes you over. The singer sometimes reminds me of Chris Cornell of Audioslave/Soundgarden. The music has a lot of cool samples mixed into it that really works well and makes for a sort of psychedelic trip, in a way. A more melodic, controlled, Mars Volta vibe. This is great stuff.
For more information you can visit the Nozomi Phoenix web site at: http://mysapce.com/nozomiphoenix.
Reviewed by Scott Heller