Antony And The Johnsons
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
This New Sounds highlights evocative but enigmatic songs for that apparently simplest of combinations – piano and voice. From the most recent record by Susanne Abbuehl, hear “In the Dark Pine-Wood” with poetry by James Joyce, and something new from songwriter Lee Feldman. Also, there’s a beautiful tune - “Strange Lures” by the reclusive Ed Pastorini. Hear more music for piano and voice by Robin Holcomb with a breathtaking track, “Deliver Me.” Plus, Peter Gabriel’s “Here Comes The Flood.”
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Adrienne Rich's poem "Diving Into the Wreck" uses the vivid metaphor of underwater investigation to say something personal and universal about uncovering and recovering an understanding of truth. David Garland presents a recording of Rich reading her poem, and uses it as a starting point for a sequence of songs that also seem to address worlds underwater and the search for truth.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
David Garland opens Spinning On Air's creaking oaken door to offer a grab bag of tricky musical treats. From Ultimate Spinach's "Hip Death Goddess" to Cat Power's "Werewolf," and recordings made for Spinning On Air by Donovan, Antony and the Johnsons, and songwriters Dave Deporis, and Jim Allen.