We Are Him - Angels Of Light
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  • Summary: The fifth album includes contributions from Akron/Family, Bill Rieflin, Julia Kent, and Christoph Hahn.
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  1. Gira's range of tone and emotion is given open pasture here, and We Are Him is one his strongest, most horrifically hypnotic works yet.
  2. From start to finish, the instrumentation and production on We Are Him is immaculate
  3. The results are staggering and more than worthy of all of the praise. [Summer 2007, p.72]
  4. The tenderfooted wandering of the We Are Him’s final third make it less compelling than its flagellating first half but have patience; Gira always gets there.
  5. 70
    Akron/Family provide consistent backing, but it's Gira's array of violins, "krautabilly" electric guitar, accordion, and choral vocals that turn the tunes inside out.
  6. Despite not being my personal favorite, the album may in fact be Gira’s most poignant statement to date, one that succinctly encapsulates Angels of Lights’ every driving thrust since "New Mother."
  7. 60
    Gira's seventh solo outing finds his sardonic-toned vocals little changed however, and lyrically, if he's not "walking through fire," he's asserting the "the scars still remain." So no change there. [Nov 2007, p.104]

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  1. Apr 23, 2014
    These songs are a meditation. I listen to them while I work on my novel. They have low points that some will find boring and climax in ways that others will find too stressful. The music is more about experiencing the emotions and feelings, than it is about being pleasant. There are probably six songs that I find constantly on my playlist. Six good songs, to me, is a lot for one album. I recommend We Are Him and How I Love You, if you're considering an Angels of Light album. Expand