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The Austin Chronicle | Michael Chamy

...the Angels have stepped into the Light...

Once, nothing less than a jackhammer would bear such damaging blasts as "Raping a Slave" or "Cop." Now, the weight of Michael Gira's dour compositions rests on the gentle thread of a dulcimer or glockenspiel. The Swans are history, and the Angels have stepped into the Light - exploring the tender, albeit no less dreary, aspect of the Swans canon - with How I Loved You, the Angels' enchanting second offering. Building Gira's gentle nest of rhythm is local veteran Thor Harris, most recently known for his work with Shearwater, and an Angel for a couple of years now after meeting Gira on the heels of a particularly effective fan letter…
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