Various - After Twilight (4 stars)

Various - After Twilight


Six former residents of uber-chic Belgian label Les Disques du Crépuscule re-record greatest should’ve-been-early-80s-hits alongside more recent material in a project conceptualised and curated by Isabella Antenna, who coos continentally alongside fellow chanteuses Cathy Claret and Anna Domino.

Meanwhile in the men’s room, ex-Tuxedomoon violinist Blaine L Reininger goes all David Bowie on us, while electro-boffins The Names get the dinner party started. Former Josef K frontman Paul Haig steals the show entirely with ‘Christiana’, one of the most dolefully sublime festive ballads ever written, which, in its revised, Spanish guitar-led form, sounds like Joy Division’s ‘The Eternal’ produced by Cold War-era John Barry. Very, well, very.

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