Joy (cithra) wrote,

the Nomi Song

Earlier this morning I watched The Nomi Song (dir. Andrew Horn), a documentary/biography of Klaus Nomi. He was a New Wave performance artist with an amazing voice, a gorgeous countertenor and an amazing falsetto the likes of which haven't been heard since the days of the casterati.

I encountered his music on the Urgh! A Music War soundtrack, and I always meant to track down more of it, but never quite did. So it was quite poignant to learn how short his career was: two albums and a live recording before his untimely death - he was "one of the first gay artists to die from AIDS".

It just about breaks my heart.
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