Antony And The Johnsons / Crying Light, The
Album: Crying Light, The   Collection:General
Artist:Antony And The Johnsons   Added:Jan 2009
Label:Secretly Canadian  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-03-01 Pull Date: 2009-05-03
Week Ending: May 3 Apr 26 Apr 19 Apr 5 Mar 29 Mar 22 Mar 15 Mar 8
Airplays: 2 2 1 2 2 3 5 5

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 12, 2014: Music Casserole
Kiss My Name
4. Apr 30, 2009: Nighty Night Signal to Noise
Another World
2. Sep 11, 2009: Cougar Hunting
Another World
5. Apr 23, 2009: Palo Alto Pop Overthrow
Kiss My Name
3. May 01, 2009: KZSU All Stars Present: The Ornithology Hour
One Dove
6. Apr 19, 2009: Tim Show v2
Another World

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-03-01
Antony and the Johnsons, The Crying Light

Avant-garde pop. If you haven’t already heard Antony’s voice there is no way to describe it with mere words. Suffices to say, it is one of a kind: rich, quivering, and high-pitched (at times downright feminine). His music is bluesy, androgynous, and inimitable, and this album is a glorious chamber-pop work. Recommended to anyone with soul. No FCCs. Recommended tracks: 2, 5, 6

1. Contemplative piano ballad, vox very clear and rich, paired with swoony strings. [4:24]
2. Chorus-like doubled vocals, dramatic build up. [2:42]
3. Wistful ballad with very little instrumentation (just a bit of piano and brushwork). [5:34]
4. More upbeat, soulful and funky track. [2:48]
5. Antony’s voice sounds like an angel’s, paired with simple guitar instrumentation, strings. Very echo-y and surreal. Midtempo. [3:18]
6. Best track on the album. Absolutely beautiful, jarring ballad. Haunting piano melody and hypnotic vocals. [4:00]
7. Long, dramatic track with strings and a theatrical feel. [6:20]
8. Distorted, heavier song with layered ambient vocals. Bluesy. [4:35]
9. Another beautiful, pensive track. Very slow, with no instrumentation, just low, dreamy background vocals. This song is on repeat in heaven. [2:50]
10. Melancholy, spiritual track with lots of strings. [2:58]

Track Listing
1. Her Eyes Are Underneath The Ground   6. Another World
2. Epilepsy Is Dancing   7. Daylight And The Sun
3. One Dove   8. Aeon
4. Kiss My Name   9. Dust And Water
5. The Crying Light   10. Everglade