Nomotion – “Wasted Angel”

Photo Credit: Mold Records

A darkly entrancing rock sound meshes with blaring saxophones and menacing guitars throughout “Wasted Angel,” a new track from Nomotion. The band formed in early 2014, in Italy, and is now based in Brighton, UK. They describe the release as “a decadent song about seduction without satisfaction nor happy endings.”

Reminding of The Psychedelic Furs in its solemn vocal presence and moody saxophone usage, “Wasted Angel” touts an immediate standout aesthetic quality. A mysterious guitar progression, fit for dusty desert wandering, is quickly joined by blaring organs and reserved vocals.

A lingering backing saxophone aligns with the organs for a texturally gripping effect, culminating in a memorable title-referencing chorus that emphasizes “running out of time.” Further organs/saxophone interplay intoxicates into a lovely conclusion, with a final refrain. “Wasted Angel” impresses with its atmospheric stylistic approach and engaging songwriting.

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of June 2022’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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