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Anohni: Hopelessness review – a radical album for a time of crisis | Musique Non Stop

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Anohni: Hopelessness review – a radical album for a time of crisis

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This extraordinary album, authored by the artist formerly known as Antony and the Johnsons, is all about radical changes, and radical change.

Having excised the letter T, Antony is now Anohni, bringing both brand and public face in line with Anohni’s long-held female identification among intimates. Gone are the Johnsons, the non-ensemble who used to underscore Antony’s emotive vibrato. Two digital producers at the vanguard of electronica replace them – Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never.

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