by Iye Echa & Mark Lotz
NOMYKOM is inspired by the social media culture of today and most especially the slang generation’s inventiveness with words, whereby long sentences are reduced to a short phrase or even a word. For example, LOL means “laugh out loud.” In this vein, NOMYKOM means “not my kind of music.” According to Iye Echa, “the idea of Nomykom came from listening to how people around me react when I play instrumental music, improvised music or jazz.
The album features Fourteen songs, eleven original compositions by Iye Echa and three improvised sketches. The music is engaging, soulful and at times edgy. Both musicians Mark Lotz on flutes and Iye Echa on soprano and tenor saxophones stretch our ideas of melodic, harmonic and most especially rhythmic conceptions of music.
Date of recording: February 28 and March 1rst, 2022 in Zeist, The Netherlands
Mixed and mastered : in march 2022 by Micha de Kanter in the Hague, The Netherlands,
Released : January 11, 2023 at Trytone records