Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Thank You Mr Gobetween!

The Gobetweens' Robert Forster is one hell of a writer. His first bit of music journalism, a review of Antony and the Johnsons latest, which appeared in new mag, The Monthly is sublime, starting exactly like,
"I first heard this record coming in from the airport in Milan. A taxi ride, ancient four-storey buildings, thrusting billboards, the beautiful people gorgeously dressed; and then a motorbike accident on a corner, a body beside an ambulance stiff on the ground. Life and death. I was listening to the right record."
Forster's review does what it should. It lets you in on the album's secret.

Soon after reading the review I bought the album and I haven't switched it off since.

Here's what the new Antony and the Johnsons record looks like so you can too.

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