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5.0 out of 5 stars
Unsettling......but captivating, 14 July 2010
The songs in this album make difficult listening, you can almost hear Mike Hadreas's heart breaking while his fragile voice cracks as he recounts Mr Peterson, the teacher that had an unhealthy obsession with him 'how my body kept him up at night'. There are warnings about living in a big city, 'lookout lookout' there are murders about'. Some of the songs don't even last two minutes, and the whole album is only 30 minutes but at the end you feel like clapping along with Mike as he sings the last few bars of the closing number Never Did.
If you like Low, you will notice the similarities with some of their earlier work e.g 'Thinks We Lost in the Fire'. The songs are stripped down to the basics and Mike's voice takes on an ethereal quality in Gay Angels.