This weekend Antony Hegarty took to Facebook to announce a new record involving some surprising and exciting collaborations. Despite typically being associated with loose and often unhelpful terms like 'art pop', it is safe to say that the work of Antony and the Johnsons has largely focussed on rock instrumentation and pop arrangements. Thus it's very intriguing then that her newest album Hopelessness has been produced in tandem with Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke. This isn't Antony's first hook up on 2015 - she appeared on Bjork's sensational Vulnicura - and nor is it her first time working with Oneohtrix Point Never. It is, however, to our knowledge at least, the first time she's collaborated with Glasgow good time lad HudMo.
Described as an "electronic album with some sharp teeth", the project already looks more interesting than the bulk of everything else set for release this year. Hudson Mohawke has since reposted the announcement on his Twitter, along with a photo of him and Daniel Lopatin holding a bag of Haribo - making it an electronic record with some sharp teeth, lips, fried eggs, and gummy bears.
Hegarty has stated she will release the record under the name ANOHNI and the project is currently being mixed.