Is Michael Gira's hair painted on? Can anyone tell me? Anyway here his
the new album from the ex Swans man which is a collaboration and split
album with Akron/Family. To call it good would be like calling the Eiffel
Tower tall. Despite the horrid calvalcade of noise that ruins tracks 1,
the Akron/Family side is quite gospel-ish in places with the
choraled vocals and lots of fireside sing-a-longs. I much prefer the Angels
of Light side (which is Michael Gira backed by Akron/Family).
The songs make a lot more sense and have that incredible intensity the Swans always
had. Again there's one or two gospel - ish singalongs but this time reigned in
by Gira's pop sensibility whereas the Akron Family side runs
rather too wild for my tastes. Overall a really interesting collaboration. On Young
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