Illuminant

by Sonny

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"First impressions don’t always count, take as an example the soft seduction of the crystalline chiming dream washes that succulently freefall through the cavernous wilderness of ‘shine like silver’ their measured grace and murmur like heaven bound tonalities suggest as the press release rightly notes a mid way holding point between the lazily glazed dream pop accented angelic airiness of the Cocteau Twins and the frosted elegance of Sigur Ros though on a second listening we here are thinking there’s something of the amorphous soft prog psych artistry of the criminally overlooked Levitation about its wares. Atmospherically enhanced by what sounds like the stilled silence of snow burnt landscapes there’s an alluring hymnal reverence that seamlessly chills through to the core of the reflectively mournful ‘dew bright earth’ - its softly trod classical inclines pointing to the slow soft glowing radiance of Antonymes. The baroque like majesty of ‘everything was golden‘ tenderly hollows to the ghost like reflective caress of David Sylvian, tears stains trace a stirring and solemnly subdued introspective realisation that recalls a forlorn mourning Morrissey comforted by the silken salutary opine of his sparring partner Marr’s crushed fret felt needlework albeit here as though the Smiths at their most head bowed, vulnerable and shyly withdrawn had been rephrased and endowed by a stately sense of monastic presence by a late 80’s 4AD dream team - this mortal coil, dead can dance et al. if you get this far without the feeling of being in awe and humbled by something truly tenderly tortured then the fixing glare of the heartbreaking and lonesome ‘wonder of snow’ may just cause your defences to buckle under the stress of its overwhelming ache as its tearful trail of bowing bowed chimes cripple with forlorn despair to an unanswered litany of prayers. Immense stuff."

('Losing Today' Review)

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released November 21, 2011

Sonny (Voice and Music)

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Sonny London, UK

Sonny is a singer, lyricist and visual artist from London. He has released two albums: 'Twilight-World Music' (2004), 'The Spirit Of Elegy' (2008); the 'Frost Fair' single (2009) and the 'Illuminant' E.P. (2011). Painting, photography, calligraphy and film are used as a companion to the music. ... more

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