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The Angels Of Light - Everything Is Good Here

Former Swans mainman Michael Gira financed this recording solely through sales of a live CD, and the lack of corporate involvement is plain to hear. Meticulously crafted yet vibrant and visceral, it's like a claustrophobic noir soundtrack crossed with a jauntily macabre musical. It's urban and tribal, soulful, sacred and funny, recalling The Bad Seeds and The Residents. A magnificent, hugely welcome return.

Rating: 4 / 10


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Robert Wyatt interviewed: "I'm not a born rebel..."


Today (January 28, 2015), social media reliably informs me that Robert Wyatt is 70, which seems a reasonable justification for reposting this long and, I hope, interesting transcript of an interview I did with him at home in Louth back in 2007, a little before the marvellous “Comicopera” was...