And now for something totally different.
A truly unique, one of a kind band.
Welcome to the world of Dark Art Pop and post-apocalyptic gypsy punk that is Nostalghia.
Let’s meet Nostalghia. I watched/listened to one of their videos and I was blown away. I really love this band.
They are so different, and so amazing.
Meet the very talented Members:
Ciscandra Nostalghia – Vocals, piano, gee-tar, harp, autoharp, chakra bowl, strange sounds, arrangements.
Roy Gnan – Percussion, piano, accordion, glitch, strange sounds, arrangements.
Adele Stein – Cello (live).
The vulnerable-behind-the-veil, intimate and yet expansive sound of Nostalghia draws comparisons to artists ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Bjork, yet it is unique unto itself. Buzz is building around the performative artistry of this three-piece musical vision.
In 2013 they supported Gogol Bordello on tour, what a night that must have been. Wow! I would have loved to have seen that.
Ciscandra Nostalghia is California-born and world-based, but she has a very exotic background. During her formative years, the singer for Los Angeles’s self-described “postapocalyptic Gypsy-punk” trio Nostalghia bounced between various worlds, raised by a Persian mother, a Jamaican stepfather, an Irish-Russian father, and a Persian-German grandmother.
Selection from Straight, click the link to read the full article.
Keep a look out for their recent album “Chrysalis” it’s a keeper as well as being a mind blower.
This is the video that turned me on to Nostalghia.
The pain she was feeling, that unique voice, the simplicity of the piece. And yet it was so complex.
That ever-present piano. Just totally awesome.
Cool For Chaos
Directed by: John Albanis
A truly twisted beautiful piece, I love it.
I woke up undressed, by the side of your bed
The ghost of my love by your miswired head
Sunshiny milk swallowed down to my throat
I’m sorry to say, but you know I must go
And then we go from there, totally awesome and the video is just right for the piece.
We’re going with audio only here, but I would love to see them do this one live. This is a brilliant song, it takes you with it all the way. I guess it was used in “How To Get Away With Murder”, another TV show I have never watched.
If I had known the episode this song was on I might have watched it. This is a pervasive piece. Lovin’ the cello, always love the cello.
Here’s another awesome track, this was used on the John Wick Soundtrack. A true rocker. Lovin’ it man.
Put this one to the top of the playlist.
Who You Talkin’ To Man
“Who You Talkin’ To Man”- Lyric Video – John Wick Soundtrack
Music by Tyler Bates, Lyrics and Vocals by Ciscandra Nostalghi
Nostalghia performing “I Am Robot Hear Me Glitch” live on the main stage at the 2013 Corona Capital Festival in Mexico City. Nice to hear that the band performs live as well as they record. I truly tight group of musicians and her voice is just as amazing and quirky in person.
I Am Robot Hear Me Glitch
We’re gonna end with another live performance. This was at Metro Theatre in Sydney on 25 February 2014, exclusively on Moshcam. And what a wonderful piece of video, kudos’ to the camera guy who is not credited.
Good grief, I thought I was done. Then I found this piece and could not resist adding it. A totally perfect blending of the video to the song by SafeAndTheGang, thanks man.
Once you see this you will understand why I had to include it.