Published on October 5th, 2010 in: Current Faves, Music, Music Reviews, Reviews |
By Hanna and Matt Keeley
Kristian Hoffman is perhaps best known for working with the brilliant Klaus Nomi; he was Nomi’s musical director and the wordsmith behind Nomi’s original songs. If you’ve sat down with the records, you know how good those songs were and still are, both in performance (there’s a reason Nomi’s one of Rush Limbaugh’s favorites) and in songwriting. Nomi should have conquered the world; instead, he died too early.
Hoffman, on the other hand, didn’t sleep, and has been working with loads of cool people, including James White and the Contortions, Rufus Wainwright, Sparks, Lydia Lunch and. . . look, this’ll just be a laundry list of who’s who in good music, so just rest assured: if they’re talented, he’s probably worked with ‘em. He’s also done solo records, of which Fop is the newest. It’s such an event that Popshifter enlisted TWO, count ‘em TWO, reviewers to cover it.