The Angels Of Light Sing 'Other People'
Young God Records
YG027 - 2005
Another breakthrough for former Swans frontman M. Gira and company - short, sharply orchestrated, almost-pop songs that access a multitude of musical styles and references. These 12 finely hewn tributes to friends and heroes, stars and scoundrels make this easily the most accessible Angels of Light offering yet. Fiercely melodic, produced with crystal clarity and often bizarrely arranged, each song inhabits its own peculiar world, built up from Gira’s intense and ultra-present acoustic guitar and vocal performances - poignant, uncomfortably personal, comical, deranged. Featured throughout are sometimes subtle, sometimes weirdly psyched-out instrumental and vocal contributions from Brooklyn’s eccentric young avant rock savants Akron/ Family, making for yet one more rebirth for Gira. Once again, The Angels of Light sound like no one else.