Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Hauntingly beautiful - Antony and the Johnsons

I have been listening to this man's haunting and profoundly moving voice for two weeks straight. I am mesmerized by the beauty of his music.

The clip is from the Leonard Cohen documentary, "I'm Your Man."

Leonard Cohen:

"A lot of those songs are just the response to what struck me as beauty--whatever that curious emanation from a being or an object or a situation or a landscape, you know. That had a very powerful effect on me, as it does on everyone. And I prayed to have some response to the things that were so clearly beautiful to me and they were alive."

What a perfect, simple yet profound statement about beauty and the urge to create art.

Also check out the Antony songs Her Eyes Are Buried Underground, Epilepsy is Dancing, Aeon and Hope Mountain. And pretty much anything by Leonard Cohen.

God bless Leonard Cohen and God bless Antony. What beautiful spirits.



Kelley said...

His voice is beautiful, the music is beautiful, the backup voices are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Robin said...

I've watched this a couple times, and it is so incredibly moving.