Another World

Another World

by Antony and the Johnsons

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Overview

The 2005 Mercury Award-winning I Am a Bird Now launched avant-garde/cabaret/chamber pop king/queen Antony into the near mainstream with its lush and heavily orchestrated outsider torch songs. Three years later, fresh from projects with Björk, Todd Haynes, and Charles Atlas, Antony and the Johnsons return with Another World, a five-song teaser EP for the group's forthcoming Crying Light album. As usual, Antony's gorgeous, mournful voice is the centerpiece, especially on the EP's namesake, a sparse, piano-led ballad that finds the singer spilling a list of his "favorite things" that he'll regret not being able to take with him into the next life. From there it's a typical "kitchen sink" EP, stocked with enough stabs at bawdy blue rave-ups ("Shake That Devil"), oddball narratives ("Hope Mountain"), and plaintive reveries ("Crackagen" and "Sing for Me") to tide fans over until the headliner arrives.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2008
Label: Secretly Canadian
UPC: 0656605019321
catalogNumber: 50193
Rank: 113654

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Antony and the Johnsons   Primary Artist
Greg Cohen   Electric Bass
Julia Kent   Strings
Doug Wieselman   Clarinet,Saxophone
Leise Anschuetz   Horn
Antoine Silverman   Strings
Parker Kindred   Drums
Tim Albright   Horn
Antony   Piano,Harmonium,Recorder,Vocals
Hiroko Taguchi   Strings
Anja Wood   Strings
Maxim Moston   Strings
Jeff Langston   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar
Danielle Farina   Strings
Lisa Albrecht   Horn
Nico Muhly   Conductor
Sarah Hewitt Ruth   Strings
Rob Moose   Acoustic Guitar,Strings,Background Vocals
Try Rinker   Strings
Susan Perelman   Strings
Lisa Albrecht   Horn
Chad Yarbough   Horn

Technical Credits

Stewart Lerman   Engineer
William Wittman   Engineer
Antony   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Art Direction,Illustrations,Audio Production
Maxim Moston   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Session Director
Keith Gary   Engineer
Nico Muhly   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Alex Nizich   Engineer
Margaret McNelis   Script

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