Antony & The Johnsons released a new album recently, The Crying Light, and it's really, really good. The album's artwork, above, is intense but gives you a pretty decent idea of what you're in for.
Before I go any further, that's actually a real person up above. His name is Kazuo Ohno and he's a Japanese Butoh dancer that was born in 1906 (FF: Rolls-Royce was founded that same year).
I've been thinking about blogging this album for a while, but have been trying to figure out just how much I like it. Antony is clearly exceptionally talented, with a voice that needs little help evoking any sort of emotion from its listener. The album is deep and emotional. It's dark and dreary at times, but has a few pick me ups like the bouncy "Kiss My Name" & possibly the lightest song "Aeon".
I've been engulfed in this album for a few weeks now, it's worth you giving is a shot. Check out this track:
"Aeon" on Letterman: