Antony and the Johnsons: The Crying ...

Antony and the Johnsons: The Crying Light

photo: Jason Rothenberg Antony and the Johnsons were lauded with rave reviews for their 2005 album I Am A Bird Now . Singer Antony Hegarty defied gender with his "is it guy, is it a girl" falsetto vocals, creating a niche without competition. After last year's stop gap EP Another World the second full length The Crying Light is a continuation and expansion of the string heavy semi-classical musings with high brow lyrics.

The cover depicts Japanese Butoh dancer Kazuo Ohno (to whom the album is dedicated) and once again Antony dons the costume of the outsider, lost a world that he doesn't quite understand, but worrying about it all the same. A bit overbearing at times, The Crying Light .... 11:02 p.m. Tuesday 13th January 2009 EST
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