The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Kalus Nomi – Simple Man


Return [MP3]
Death [MP3]
Simple Man [MP3]
Three Wishes [MP3]
Ding Dong (The Witch Is Dead) [MP3]
Wayward Sisters [MP3]
Rubberband Lazer [MP3]
Icurok [MP3]
Falling In Love Again [MP3]
Just One Look [MP3]
After The Fall [MP3]
From Beyond [MP3]
The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Kalus Nomi   Simple Man :: klaus nomi->->-> Art -> Remix -> Opera -> Remixed -> Synth Pop -> Remixed -> Glam Rock -> Demixed -> Mix -> More Opera -> Klaus Nomi ->->->
Art is created through mix and remix, art the reconstructed, replicated, mechanized, stripped, naturalized, organized and chaos-tisised. Art is taken from the past and from the future and is being reassembled in the present, always in the present. Mixed, de-mixed, and served cold and hot, painful and pleasing, sweet and sour, but it’s served, poured down our mouths, or eyes, our ears and all over our body. Klaus Nomi started in New York’s most bizarre vaudeville performance, and his combination of Opera and Synth Pop in a few wonderful albums in the early 80s, and finished in the big bang of Aids – he was the first well known artist to die of Aids. The wave of panic started, and since then faded (a bit), but no one ever again did with Opera what he did.
I provide one of Nomi’s records in its full version in high quality, since it’s quite hard to get by now days, and it is well deserves a good listen.
Links:
More about art as a reproduction: The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Walter Benjamin
Klaus Nomi @ Wikipedia
The Nomi Song (a documentary about Klaus Nomi)