Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Antony and the Johnsons: Southern Theatre, Columbus, Ohio

Steven R Rosen, Blurt, 4 February 2009

TRANSCENDENCE IS a goal in so much music - so much art - that it feels too easy, too common. Maybe that's because contemporary "transcendent art" too often has an abstracted spiritual/religious dimension that gets all wrapped up in spacey New Age-ness and its attendant clichés.

Total word count of piece: 726