Ann Margaret Hogan
'Without The Moon'
Anni Hogan produces musical works that are so much more than musical works, so don’t go into this expecting just to hear music and feel emotion, you’re also going to hear emotion and feel music & more... Because in every Anni Hogan album, each and every song contains a hundred tears of glad, tears of fears, smiles of love, ecstatic silence, tragic turns nervous grins laugh out loud with glorious wins lifetime things and I - love this Anni, love to your piano as ever - best pauliepaul
"Burning Boats' with Marc Almond, to 'Scattered Carelessly', (I like the Scattered Carelessly end of Anni’s piano an awful lot)...pp
For 'Without the Moon’ (a title borrowed from Cathi Unsworth’s book of the same name), as well as new recordings, Anni delves into some gorgeous creative collaborations from her archive, including a couple of tracks originally released in 1985 on Cabaret Voltaire's Doublevision label. It’s contrasting tracks could be likened to one end of Anni's piano keyboard to the other, 'Burning Boats' with Marc Almond, to 'Scattered Carelessly', (I like that end of Anni’s piano best.) Nick Cave’s incredible 1983 piano blues slo-mo grind ‘Vixo’ all the way through to (Nitzer Ebb/Depeche Mode) engineered by the Paul Kendall - & ‘Come Take My Hand’ produced and featuring Barry Adamson, : "sounding like some vintage Les Disques du Crépuscule poolside obscurity."
Oh and I get a hint of Bladerunner (Vangelis) in 'Black Nocturne ft Kid Congo powers' but I'm allowed, remember my fav philosopher Roland Barthes & the 'death of the author' essay....and it's not like me to bang on about things, but did I mention that 'Come Take My Hand' ft Barry Adamson & 'PK' Kendall' Is Just well I like It A lot - best pp
My first PHACEMAG interview with Anni from 2018 - best pp xx