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Swanlights may be Antony and the Johnsons' most wide-ranging and emotional work to date. It is a record that is at moments excruciating and tender and at other times has a wicked gleam to its teeth.

Whereas on The Crying Light Antony paired everything back to its most distilled and essential, on Swanlights the vines have become overgrown and the sound palette has become more exotic. Strange percussive elements, John Cale-esque string drones, heavily distorted guitars, and symphonic voicings thread the song cycle together.

Swanlights is the fourth Antony and the Johnsons album and the follow up to the critically acclaimed smash The Crying Light, which topped year-end best of lists across the globe in 2009. Antony burst into the international spotlight with his second album, I Am a Bird Now, which won the UK’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/2010
Label: Secretly Canadian
UPC: 0656605021522
catalogNumber: 50215
Rank: 69986

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Antony and the Johnsons   Primary Artist
Björk   Vocals
Billy Crockett   Performing Ensemble
Julia Kent   Musician
Doug Wieselman   Musician
Leise Anschuetz   Performing Ensemble
Briggan Krauss   Performing Ensemble
Antoine Silverman   Performing Ensemble
Will Holshouser   Performing Ensemble
Parker Kindred   Musician
Tim Albright   Performing Ensemble
Kevin Barker   Performing Ensemble
Hiroko Taguchi   Performing Ensemble
Thomas Bartlett   Musician
Paul Shapiro   Performing Ensemble
Anja Wood   Performing Ensemble
Maxim Moston   Musician
Jeff Langston   Musician
Danielle Farina   Performing Ensemble
Lisa Albrecht   Performing Ensemble
Rob Moose   Conductor,Musician
Keith Bonner   Performing Ensemble
Amy Zoloto   Performing Ensemble
Susan Perelman   Performing Ensemble
James Holmes   Conductor
Sara Hewitt-Roth   Performing Ensemble
Steven Bernstein   Performing Ensemble
Chad Yarbrough   Performing Ensemble
Gregg Cohen   Performing Ensemble
Troy Rinker   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Björk   Composer
Doug Wieselman   Arranger
Maxim Moston   Arranger
Nico Muhly   Arranger,Composer
Rob Moose   Arranger
Daniel Murphy   Layout
Shaun McDonald   Administration

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