New Compilation LP from Ankst

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Album Review – GRUFF RHYS – Candylion

By |March 6th, 2007|0 Comments

candylionCandylion, the latest musical offering from Gruff Rhys, is a joyous celebration of hybridity and cultural cross-pollination.

A female voice starts things off by intoning This is Just The Beginning. It’s the kind of intro that Italo Calvino would have been proud of.

Candylion is the first tune proper and the album’s keynote song. Rhys trys out various odd juxtapositions: penguin and carnation, lemon and dalmation but it’s candy and lion he likes best. Playful and melodious Candylion puts you firmly in touch with your inner child.