antony and the johnsons Cut the World (CD, £12.50)label: rough trade
Antony & the Johnsons release their fifth album ‘Cut The World’ via Rough Trade Records. · The album is a collection of live symphonic recordings from the group’s four full-length studio albums (‘Antony & The Johnsons’, ‘I Am A Bird Now’, ‘The Crying Light’, ‘Swanlights’) and represents frontman Antony Hegarty’s continued meditation on light, nature and femininity. · ‘Cut The World’ was recorded in 2011 in Copenhagen, Denmark with the Danish National Chamber Orchestra and features arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, Maxim Moston and Antony. · The title track ‘Cut The World’ is a brand new track and is the only studio-recorded song on the album. · Antony has been invited to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Patti Smith and David Bowie and curate this year’s Meltdown festival at London’s Southbank Centre from 1st- 12th August. Acts confirmed so far for the 12 days of music, debate and performance include Elizabeth Fraser, Marc Almond and Marina Abramovic.
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