Nino Arobelidze | Nomad

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by Nino Arobelidze

An edgy mix of soul, electronica and jazz.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Soul
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  Song Share Time Download
1. On the Edge
2:21 $0.99
2. Coltrane Skies
5:10 $0.99
3. What You Are
3:24 $0.99
4. Wrong Turn
3:38 $0.99
5. Still
4:54 $0.99
6. Passages
5:17 $0.99
7. Nomad
3:32 $0.99
8. Around the Corner
3:29 $0.99
9. Sunday Morning
4:30 $0.99
10. Blue Waltz
2:57 $0.99
11. Sugarfoot
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Album Notes
"NOMAD" is Nino Arobelidze's second release on Ni Fu Ni Fa Records and her first solo release to date. This edgy mix of soul, electronica and jazz was combusted during an exceptionally hot Chicago Summer of 2013. Nino consulted and entrusted the development of the beats, instrumentation and grooves to Pablo Gordy, who co-produced the record and is featured on guitars, bass, B3 organ, keyboards and backing vocals. All the tracks were mixed and mastered by Laughing Man at The Laughing Man Studios.

All songs written, arranged and performed by Nino Arobelidze & Pablo Gordy. Produced by Nino Arobelidze & Pablo Gordy. Mixed and Mastered by The Laughing Man at Laughing Man Studios, Chicago, Il. All Lyrics and Music (c) (p) 2014. Pablo Gordy (ASCAP). Nino Arobelidze (BMI). "NOMAD" (c) 2014 Ni Fu Ni Fa Records. Album art by June Smith (c) 2014.

Musicians: Nino Arobelidze-vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, beats. Pablo Gordy-backing vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, drums & beats.



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I can say that Nino Arobelidze has such a different voice and I discovered this thru her wonderful music she has put out. So I thank you and The Laughing Man Studios for making this possible.

Paul Richards

"Nomad" Seamlessly Moves About - Album Review
Having followed Nino Arobelidze over the last few years with her being a seasoned veteran of French gypsy bands, Brazilian music groups, a rock group, a funk and soul duo, and singing opera pieces, it was hard for me to believe that her latest album is her actual solo debut album. When I popped in the advance copy of “Nomad”, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect because of Arobelidze’s diverse resume as a artist. What I got was a thought out album in a traditional sense, not necessarily in sound, but in landscape.

The opening track “On the Edge” announces an entrance of sorts with vocals serving as its sparse instrumentation until rhythm guitars and handclaps carry it. “Coltrane Skies” is a take on urban living set on tight drumming and deep bass grooves and “What You Are” reminds me of something Tower of Power would have done in the 70’s. When I got to “Wrong Turn”, with its Minneapolis-like funk, stops and handclaps to accompany Arobelidze’s lush voice, it was clear I was not listening to a compilation of singles for a singles-driven market. This is an album where each song belongs to the total sound of the record.

The drums and bass on “Passages” is a nod to old school house party mix music set to soul/jazz vocals. The title track is gorgeous in its stripped down simplicity and is effective in its leading into “Around the Corner”. A highlight for me on this record is “Blue Waltz”, with its blues guitar and gypsy strumming line following Arobelidze’s airy vocals. The instrumentation on this record is pristine without being too showy, from thumping bass lines with heavy world drums and searing, screaming guitar to acoustic, stripped down folk mixed with soul.

“Nomad” is a thought out album in landscape, but this album offers Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rock and Pop and sonically covers a lot of ground. This is not a mere collection of songs. Together as a whole, these songs lyrically and sonically conjure up the images of a nomad, not staying in one spot for too long and seamlessly moving about. I’m guessing that’s what Nino Arobelidze was going for with this record, and she succeeded.

-Paul Richards-