Klaus Nomi, whose real name is Klaus Sperber, is a German lyric singer who will go down in history as much for his extraordinary looks as for his mixed voice of Baritone-Bass and Counter-Tenor which will do wonders in contemporary pieces.
Born in Germany, he left his homeland in the early 1970s to settle in New York. He then performed in cabarets, presenting a completely offbeat show that mixed opera, experimental music and electronic music.
It’s a certain… David Bowie who spots him and takes him as a backing vocalist for a TV show. We are then in 1979.
Fascinated by the costume Bowie wears during the show, Nomi used it to have his legendary alien clown costume made.
Three years pass before the enormous title which will reveal him to the eyes of the whole world is released : the sumptuous "The Cold Song", a melo-dramatico-transcosmico-hallucinating title which fascinates as much as it freezes as soon as it is played.
He does it again in the wake with "Simple man", a much more joyful and dancing title which will give a much less frozen image of the character.
Unfortunately, the adventure will come to an end for this colorful character on August 6, 1983 at the age of 39 years. Death from complications related to AIDS.
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
You don’t own me 1981
Falling in love again 1981
Total eclipse 1981
Nomi song 1982
Cold song 1982
Lightning strikes 1982
Simple man 1982
After the fall 1983
1981 ... the first steps of the man who will create one of the biggest sensations of the decade. 100% aware guaranteed !
1981 ... what is certain is that with him, it is barred morning, noon and evening ! An excess bordering on caricature. As paradoxical as it may seem, this excess will precisely allow the production of wonders of which he is the only one to have the secret
1981 ... he imposes a totally atypical and completely timeless style from the start. A totally improbable mix between Dance and Classical which will nevertheless work with the fire of God ...
1982 ... the character is now perfectly framed. Everything is ready for a sequel that promises to be absolutely incredible ...
1982 ... then comes the WONDER ! A hallucinating piece, unique among all, with an incredible depth of lyricism. The supreme consecration for a totally and irremediably extraordinary artist ...
1982 ... which does not prevent him from continuing his classico-pop delusions which have become his unique trademark. Total wahn !
1982 ... a decidedly incredible year ! Here he signs one of the biggest dance hits of the year, showing the full extent of his incredibly versatile talent
1982 ... come on, we are no longer close to delirium. A particularly prolific year 1982 which literally saw him explode on a planetary level. But unfortunately it will be a short-lived explosion ...
1983 ... a new year that starts off with a bang. But fate will decide to change the situation ... and in a radical way
1983 ... the end of an incredible adventure for an incredible artist in incredible times. Taking into account the possibilities of the artist, one can imagine the rest if the latter had not been mown prematurely ... Eine unglaubliche Karriere !
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