With the New Year swiftly approaching, it is time for another helping of Dissilience, an event labeled as an Underground Euro/Americano Coterie taking place off of Beverly Boulevard in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles. Basically it is an evening of art, poetry, and music. It’s a night to be exposed to all things creative and to mingle with the artists. The grand finale performance at this showcase evening is Nostalghia debuting her new EP, ‘Cool for Chaos.’
There are times when you experience art that is so incredibly different, you have to ask yourself, Is this genius or madness? The Los Angeles based music artist Nostalghia pours herself out through her songs, leaving her audience in awe. Her style features raw lyrics with stark piano/vocals combos. And when she isn’t exposing her cardiac scars, she’s thrashing at yours, thrusting her shouts against buzzing club beats. Following the 2010 album, ‘I Am Robot, Hear Me Glitch’, Nostalghia presents the ‘Cool for Chaos’ EP, due December 3rd just as the frenzied holiday preparations swing into full force.
A thousand ways to mourn what’s lost, what never was. A thousand you’s, a thousand me’s, a thousand years, none with us. And I sit down by my bedside, think of all the things I’ve done, out of pain, out of rage, cursing out the rising sun. You put a gun right to my head, blew me up, and found me dead. All those nasty things you said. All those bullshit words you fed. If only I were less, if only you were more. If only the door would open to understanding. We keep demanding to be heard, yet refuse to listen.
And all the while, skin glistens in the moonlight. Now I am robot, hear me glitch. Watch me tame my inner bitch. I am robot, hear me glitch. Watch me cure the human itch.
I fear I might. You hope I won’t. Don’t trust who I am. A friend, a lover, another person altogether. Pull yourself together. I would if you’d hand me the pieces. Scattered, tattered. Doesn’t matter anymore. A thousand you’s, a thousand me’s, a thousand years, none with us. I’m un-healthy, but I’m focused. You can see it in my eyes. I am crying, but I’m smiling. You can hear it when I sigh. If I gave you all these tears, you would need a thousand years just to trace out all the fears of what has gone, left me behind. If only I were more, if only you were less. If only this mess would be set right.
And all the while, skin glistens in the moonlight. Now I am robot, hear me glitch. Watch me tame my inner bitch. I am robot, hear me glitch. Watch me cure the human itch. Press the button, let me live.
Hear “I Am Robot, Hear Me Glitch” as the title track on Nostalghia’s 2010 album. Nostalghia’s ‘Cool for Chaos’ EP is due December 3rd.
When will you regain your humanity?