The Angels of Light played Michael Gira’s minimal folk songs, painstakingly arranged. The band’s vision is more or less continuous with the singer and guitarist’s previous band, Swans, who began performing acoustic material on 1987’s great Children of God. Gira (pronounced “jee-RA”) formed the Angels of Light in 1999, two years after Swans’ final “Swans Are Dead” tour. Gira released the band’s music through his own Young God Records, originally founded to release Swans material, though the label went on to release albums by Devendra Banhart, Akron/Family, Flux Information Sciences, Ulan Bator and others.
Many people played in the Angels of Light, but Gira’s most regular collaborators... Read More
Rock, Alternative/Indie, Folk, Contemporary Folk, Alternative Folk