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  • Michael Cashmore The Snow Abides
    Wednesday, December 19, 2007

    Michael Cashmore's The Snow Abides EP is a triumvirate of musical beauty: Michael Cashmore wrote the music, David Tibet wrote the lyrics, and Antony sings the songs. Cashmore's piano music is soft, supple, and lulling, while Tibet's lyrics are sad, melancholy, and heartfelt. Of course, there's really no words that fully describe Antony's beautiful voice. Though the three songs on which he sings are not radically different, he makes them his own. His is one of the greatest voices of the 21st Century, and these songs prove it, especially the painfully beautiful "How God Moved at Twilight." The songs that bookend the record, "My Eyes Open" and "Snow No Longer," are beautiful instrumental passages that remind me equally of Harold Budd and This Mortal Coil; Antony might be the attraction here, but these songs show Cashmore doesn't need Antony to make beautiful, affecting music.

    Listen To: How God Moved at Twilight

    The Snow Abides is out now on Durtro/Jnana

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