Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Music Review: Antony & the Johnsons - The Crying Light (***)



"Considering Antony Hegarty’s obsession with transformation – whether that be psychically or emotionally – it only seems right that he has charted a unique path for his idiosyncratic voice across a full-spectrum of modern music. His embryonic debut with the Johnsons didn’t do much to separate him from the legions of underground New York chamber-pop androgynies, let alone his stylistic forbear Scott Walker (or more recently, Rufus Wainwright). It was his mesmerizing 2005 sophomore album I Am a Bird Now, coupled with his subsequent collaborations with a wide-variety of genre-pushers, that finally announced Hegarty as one of this generations most fascinating anomalies". [Continue Reading]

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