Daily Download: "Fantastic Fantasy," Alan Astor

A mutant crossbreed of Broadway schmaltz and dance music.

By Salon Staff
Published June 13, 2005 7:01AM (EDT)

On "Fantastic Fantasy" Alan Astor sings with the patently false, or at the very least dramatically oversold, emotion of a Broadway singer, but rather than soaring strings he's surrounded by a glittering, glitchy mass of drum 'n' bass dance music. It's a somewhat hideous mutant crossbreed, this song, but it's also devilishly catchy, and irresistible like junk food.


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