Saturday, June 25, 2011
Angels of Light - The Angels of Light Sing "Other People" / Akron/Family
After leaving the amazingly excellent and influential band "Swans" Michael Gira settled into his new project Angels of Light. That's when it happened.... the "settling".
The Settling - When an aging musician picks up an acoustic guitar and begins spinning intimate lyrical themes.
This as we all know can go one of two ways be incredibly mediocre or translate the musicians vision to a new genre perfectly. In the case of Mr. Gira he pulls this off without nary a hitch. He even brings along his newly discovered hopefuls "Akron/Family" (A Brooklyn based "freak folk" group) to back him for his next album The Angels of Light Sing "Other People". They themselves just released their first album which by all approximations was and still is a flipping great album. Let just not talk about anything after their split release it tends to get a little muddled after that.
Back to the whole point of this post. The Angels of Light song "My Sister Said". Yea its a good album no doubt but this song is unimaginably gorgeous in every way. One of my favorite songs of all time. I don't have many songs I would say that personally speak to me but this one rocks my very core. EVERYONE at some point in their life needs this song and I cant say that strongly enough.
The Angels of Light Sing "Other People"
Akron/Family and Angels of Light Split