Angels of Light / Angels of Light Sing "Other Pe
Album: Angels of Light Sing "Other Pe   Collection:General
Artist:Angels of Light   Added:Apr 2005
Label:Young God Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-04-24 Pull Date: 2005-06-26
Week Ending: Jun 19 Jun 12 Jun 5 May 29 May 22 May 15 May 8 May 1
Airplays: 3 1 1 4 4 4 5 7

Recent Airplay
1. May 10, 2007: Finneman's Market
On the Mountain
4. Jun 16, 2005: One Tall Canadian
The Kids Is Already Breaking
2. Nov 23, 2005: Lick My Moody Guitar
Michael's White Hands
5. Jun 13, 2005: Stirling's Approximation
Jackie's Spine
3. Jun 17, 2005: Distraction-Limited
Michael's White Hands
6. Jun 09, 2005: one tall canadian, one short american
My Sister Said

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-04-30
The Angels of Light Sing "Other People"

EX-swans leader Michael Gira. Brooding, dark americana/folk, no percussion, mostly acoustic, beautiful in a non-pretty kind of way. The PR references use Bonnie Prince and Magnetic fields but that is only correct in one aspect (instrumentation, vox, respectively) and otherwise way off. Stream-of-conscious lyrics, very personal, often cryptic. In promo note Gira attests that lyrics are written by "a friend"; channeled through in a Dylan-like manner, only without the structure and rhyme patterns. Mostly short tracks, no exploration. Tom Waits fans, definitely listen to this one.
Play 1, 2, 7, 9, 11, 12 and all.

1. ** Bright acoustic picking, choir harmonizes beautifully, handclaps, a masterpiece - plus it's the only song (non-Hebrew) that mentions the small southern desert Israeli city of Eilat. . AMAZING! (vox most like Crush Test Dummies..) **
2. * Sparse strum, about a boy, quiet ballad, female backing beautifully. Heartbreaking, strings take over at the end. *
3. Quiet start but then - strange percussion - and becomes more upbeat, words chanted, Beach Boys-like harmonizing, best line: "the hair on your body would clothe a small nation".
4 Rich, ode to Johnny Cash(?) - hinted in promo notes. Strum, steel, keys, swaying, gets louder.
5. Beautiful ballad, Dylanesque imagery and delivery, anti-war. Choir sings, a bit off synch, in the second part.
6. Some electric, animal-collective style, bluesy. Short.
7. * Americana feel, and themed. Rich; beautiful, Waitsy. *
8. Monotone picking and hushed vox as background, mix of imagery inspired by Michael Jackson & Saddam - "huh?". (see notes).
9. * Slow, quieter, transitions halfway, choir, fuller. *
10. FCC("shit", "bitch"). Short, strange.
11. * Interesting, bizarre, quiet and slow, beautiful. *
12. * Like Leonard Cohen- Famous Blue Raincoat - angelic female backing Vox *

Track Listing
1. Lena's Song   7. My Sister Said
2. The Kids Is Already Breaking   8. Michael's White Hands
3. My Friend Thor   9. To Live Through Someone
4. On the Mountain   10. Simon Is Stronger than Us
5. Destroyer   11. Purple Creek
6. Dawn   12. Jackie's Spine