Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Album Review- Sonny - The Spirit of Elegy - The Mag

It’s rare that something comes along that is so far from the mainstream that it becomes hard to describe or draw realistic parallels to. That is, until an artist like Sonny chants his lyrics from your surprised speakers.

His debut album, Spirit of Elegy, is laced with natural beauty and contains the sort of spine-chilling ambience of the likes of Explosions in the Sky and Sigur Ros.

However, when combined with vocals that echo of Morrissey’s dark influence over his work with a strange effeminate reminiscence of Annie Lennox’s vocal tones, the ten-track album leans more towards gospel mantra than the chilled intoxicating sounds of the afore mentioned bands.

Whilst Sonny’s musical style is very much an acquired taste, his talent and complete originality that has developed immensely over the last four years, is undisputable.

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