On the cover of Hunter Dragon's second release, Weary of Dostoevsky, two men are depicted leading a pair of youngsters down a river, possibly en route to being baptized. But this is not your ordinary baptism, as evidenced by the rainbow beams shooting out of the eyes of one of the elder figures. While we may never know if the youth are being inducted into some sort of secret, magical world, the image serves as an apt visual metaphor for the otherworldly music contained in the disc. Using standard instrumentation in unconventional ways, Hunter appears to be writing pop songs from the Island of Misfit Toys. The resulting orchestral collage is like beautiful music from another dimension bleeding through the walls of a haunted house whose ghosts have long since abandoned it.
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