From the Beginning
- Artist: Lythion
- Format: CD
- Release Date:4/13/2004
'...From The Beginning' is a sterling debut by a groundbreaking duo. One of the years best records'.- Lunakafe.com ' Burrows deep within your soul.'- Time Out NY. LYTHION is a jolt to the soul where sultry melodies and lush orchestrations combine with a highly theatrical performance style to take the listener on a musical joyride that is at once impassioned and intelligent, satirical and sexy. The duo behind the wheel, Ilyana Kadushin and James Harrell, fuse bluesy torch songs and post-modern confessional music with a dollop of funk and a touch of glam-rock thrown in for good measure. Kadushin's lead vocals are rich and raise the spirit and blend with the vibrations of Harrell's haunting arrangements. Kadushin brings her background in performance art into play and live, the pair share the stage with video projections that intertwine with the musical score. The projections run the gamut from social and political commentary to humourous narratives to mesmerizing eye-candy, all of which become folded into the LYTHION landscape. The dynamic between the lyrics, the composition, and multi-media create an all encompassing experience that has been compared to everything from: Queen, Hedwig, David Bowie, Portishead, Ween and the cinematic stylings of David Lynch. 'FROM THE BEGINNING', Lythion's debut album, takes you back to the source allowing you to experience the band's artful blend of rock, jazz, cabaret and trip-hop. With 11 tracks designed to spark the imagination, provoke the mind, and inspire the soul, 'FROM THE BEGINNING' is just the beginning for this idiosyncratic and inventive New York duo.
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