Nina Nastasia - Riderless Horse
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CD EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY 22ND JULY 2022
LP | LTD LP EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2022
Riderless Horse is the first new album in over a decade from New York songwriter Nina Nastasi, working again with producer Steve Albini, who recorded her debut, Dogs, over twenty years ago.
"Riderless Horse is my first solo record, and it’s the first record my former partner, Kennan Gudjonsson, didn’t produce. I haven’t made an album since 2010. I decided to stop pursuing music several years after my sixth record, Outlaster, because of unhappiness, overwhelming chaos, mental illness, and my tragically dysfunctional relationship with Kennan.
"Kennan, a cat and I lived in a studio apartment in NYC for 25 years, finding ways to survive while making records and going on tours. Our apartment was the place where people would come stay, eat, drink, play music, and use our tub. It was quite a home we had created, but it was decaying steadily from the moment we moved in, and in the end, it was as if black mold was growing beneath the surface, undetected, and the two of us were dying and getting too weak to ever leave. We loved each other. We were each other’s family, but there was ongoing abuse, control and manipulation. We hid. We didn’t want anyone to see how ugly things could get, so we increasingly isolated from our friends and family. We were lost.
"On January 26, 2020, I made the decision to separate and live apart, and on January 27, Kennan died by suicide. What a thing, suicide. I can only feel sadness and guilt about it. Maybe I’ll have other reactions to it later on.
"Creating music had always been a positive outlet during difficult times, but eventually it became a source of absolute misery. Riderless Horse documents the grief, but it also marks moments of empowerment and a real happiness in discovering my own capability. Steve Albini produced this record with me, and Greg Norman assisted. It was exactly the right environment to work on this record. We all had meals together, cried, laughed, and told stories. It was perfect. It made me realize how much I love writing, playing and recording music.
"Terrible things happen. These were some terrible things. So, what to do - learn something valuable, connect with people, move the fuck out of that apartment, remember the humor, find the humour, tell the truth, and make a record. I made a record."
Cork and Pour
Just Stay in Bed
You Were So Mad
This Is Love
Blind as Batsies
The Two of Us
Creek and Chimes
- US import
- Crystal clear with double black high-melt vinyl LP limited to 1500 copies worldwide
- LP housed in gatefold jacket
- CD housed in gatefold card jacket
Nina Nastasia - Dogs CD
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