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Angels Of Light / We Are Him
Album:We Are Him Collection:General
Artist:Angels Of Light Added:08/2007
Label:Young God Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-10-07 Pull Date:2007-12-09 
Week Ending:9 Dec11 Nov28 Oct21 Oct14 Oct

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Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2007-10-03 
Unclassifiable creations from Michael Gira’s solo project post-Swans. Though Gira has been instrumental in the “anti-folk” movement by signing and giving a voice to the likes of Devandra Banhardt via his Young God Records label, those sounds don’t entirely dominate his music, though elements do. Instead, this stuff fails to be pigeonholed, even likened to other bands (besides later Swans/Jarboe). Distinct darkness, bent creepiness have always been his forte, however, gone is his trademark subsonic baritone. Instead, when he fills the headphones with pretty joy and light it comes across instead like skipping through a dew soaked meadow filled with wildflowers in the warm morning light only to trip over an eviscerated body hiding in the grass, coming face to face with its dead dark eyes.

1) upbeat feel somehow, plods forward
2) folk element to this dark dirge, nice strings
3) “pretty” elelment always ends up ironic, uplifting guitars and angelic voices subvert
4) FCCs
5) starts dark, interjects some melody, dark Swans (post 1990) feel to this
6) slower, singer-songwriter w/ a very out of character middle, w/ trombone and swingy drums, huh?
7) layers of tones in intro followed by almost swingy song, strange mix
8) slow, somber lilting ballad, dark themed
9) full band bursts, twisted shifts into a near 60’s Bacharrach pop, huh?
10) FCCs
11) triplet waltz, folksy
12) slow triplet, dark near shoegaze alt.country

Track Listing
1.Black River Song 7.We Are Him
2.Promise Of Water 8.Sometimes I Dream I'm Hurting You
3.The Man We Left Behind 9.Sunflower's Here To Stay
4.My Brother's Man 10.Good Bye Mary Lou
5.Not Here/Not Now 11.The Visitor
6.Joseph's Song 12.Star Chaser