Nastasia, Nina - Blackened Air (Limited Clear Vinyl)

Nina Nastasia

Nina Nastasia - Blackened Air (Limited Clear Vinyl)

Pre order now for a 20th of October release. As this is an import, we may have stock a week after this release date.

Please note : If you pre-order an item and add more items in stock, we will ship the order together when the pre-order arrives. Release dates are subject to change and will be updated on the website.

Reissued on limited edition 180 gram Clear vinyl.

On The Blackened Air (her second album but first for Touch and Go, originally released in 2002), Nina Nastasia and her band are not content to just support a vocal melody; they pry it apart and look down it's throat. The stringed and wind instruments (viola, cello, mandolin, accordion, bowed saw, acoustic and electric guitars) reach up out of the songs into rarefied territory. Little stories of Peeping Toms and the police lights they bring with them, graveyards and impolite family, epigrams against disaster, depression, simple forgetfulness, all delivered so effortlessly that the precision of the delivery registers long after it's substance has left it's mark. When she sings "I'm not hiding anything / I'm not trying to fool you at all," in a song titled "That's All There Is," it is all the truth. A generation-plus of young troubadours pine for things they never had to lose, as if sadness and depression were inevitable consequences of being alive. Nastasia's music is an antidote to all of that. The Blackened Air is a darkish record not just in title, but by examining everything without caving in to decadence or solipsism, it is a rejuvenating experience. It is informed, without affect, unique, and succinct. Above all, it is beautiful to hear and a pleasure to have in one's home.


  1. Run, All You...
  2. I Go With Him
  3. This Is What It Is
  4. Oh My Stars
  5. All for You
  6. So Little
  7. Desert Fly
  8. Ugly Face
  9. In the Graveyard
  10. Ocean
  11. Rosemary
  12. The Same Day
  13. Been So Long
  14. The Very Next Day
  15. Little Angel
  16. That's All There Is


Category: Pre-Order

Type: Vinyl