Fantasy Non Fiction
Fantasy Non Fiction is a fierce four-piece rock band featuring the original music of drummer/vocalist, Rose Cangelosi, a queer songwriter navigating the world through the catharsis of musical composition.
Fantasy Non Fiction raises the bar for drummer-led projects, with complex rhythmic styles that complement the captivating melodies. A vivid, kaleidoscopic sound is rounded out with an array of musical influences that illustrate the strikingly honest songwriting. Candid poetic lyricism speaks to the genuine nature of each song, whether commenting wryly on the strange nature of the social universe and unrequited love, or reflecting remorsefully on a glass-shattering temper tantrum.
Cangelosi sings precisely with a soaring ambience, while laying down anything from rock, disco or R&B grooves, to varying percussion styles inspired by the musical traditions of New Orleans, as well as those of international origin. On several songs she switches from playing piano to drums, as in the dynamically escalating epic, “Fired Up.” Dream-team guitar duo Molly Reeves and Nahum Zdybel create lush textures and ring harmonies around Rose’s melodies, while Molly’s vocal harmonies add richness and finesse to the band’s sound. Bassist Sam Albright ventures beyond his instruments’ conventional role with melodic lines as well as chordal accompaniment, which can be heard on songs like “Strange Effect” as well as the moody space-ballad “Rocket to Mars.”
Musical chemistry and time-tested friendships keep this group of full-time musicians moving ever forward. The release of their self-titled debut album, which is being self-released on May 8, 2020, represents only a fraction of the prolific repertoire you’ll hear at a live show, and showcases the band’s catchy melodies, while leading listeners on musical sagas through what makes our everyday lives full of fantasy.
40% OF PROCEEDS FROM ALBUM SALES WILL BE DONATED TO PEOPLE IN NEED IN THE NEW ORLEANS AREA SURROUNDING THE COVID-19 CRISIS THROUGH AUGUST 1ST, 2020.