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"Come For My Woman" sounds like it could be in a Sergio Leone film

December '05

Angels of Light & Akron/Family
Akron/Family & Angels of Light
Young God Records

A few years ago Michael Gira did some folk music. Later he released some records by Devendra Banhart. Now he has a band of four Devendras. It is pretty interesting results. "Awake" is almost Beatlesque. That goes into the crazy Captain Beefheart jazz of "Moment." Some of the Akron stuff is folk music and some is psychedelic rock. "Raising The Sparks" is much like some cool Prog Rock. Gira covers a Dylan song "I Pity The Poor Immigrant."  The song "The Provider" reminds me the most of The Swans. "One For Hope" is a really lovely sounding song. "Mother/Father" is really a new version of an old Swans songs. Gira makes it sound very tribal. "Come For My Woman" sounds like it could be in a Sergio Leone film. Gira has done a lot of recent interesting music in the past three years. Hopefully this is not overlooked.
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