Michael and the Angels Fought

by Dead Voices on Air

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    Limited edition CD comes packaged in a 4-panel gatefold eco-wallet and includes a DVOA logo vinyl sticker.

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'Michael and the Angels Fought' is five tracks that continue to develop the sonic fingerprint that is Dead Voices On Air, but at this rate we’ve lost count of how many hands DVOA’s Mark Spybey must have because the sonic toolkit from which Mark pulls is bottomless. This may be DVOA’s most collaborative release to date which has allowed Mark to absorb, process and assemble the aural puzzlebox into a more quiet and reflective experience. DVOA recordings have always worked best taken as a collective whole and 'Michael and the Angels Fought' surprises and delights your careful attention like all Dead Voices On Air recordings that have come before.

'Michael and the Angels Fought' is the third Dead Voices On Air album in as many years for Lens Records. Spybey is known for his primitive approach to music making. He views himself as a non-musician but his work has incorporated song structures, real instruments, collaborations with film-makers and increasingly, contributions from musicians from around the world. Whereas early albums were recorded from improvisations using his collection of ethnic instruments and children’s toys, later works have increasingly become studio focussed, relying heavily on the editing process. 'Michael and the Angels Fought' features contributions from the American-Serbian singer Ivana Salipur, from the British cellist Bela Emerson, the Portland, Oregon throat-singer Soriah, the French auteur, Philippe Petit, the Toronto based electronic musician, Michael Morton (Displacer), the Massachusetts based guitarist Michael Page (Sky Burial), the keyboards of Lori Cole from Utah and cameos from Robin Storey (Rapoon) and Jared Louche (Chemlab).

Dead Voices On Air will be playing a series of exclusive launch shows in North America to coincide with the release of 'Michael and the Angels Fought'.


released November 1, 2011



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Dead Voices On Air Northumberland, UK

Spybey has worked under the name of Dead Voices On Air (DVOA) for twenty -four years. He’s released numerous albums and collaborated with a variety of people, including members of Can, Faust, Swans and others. He was a member of Zoviet-France and Download. Other projects include Reformed Faction, Beehatch, Gnome and Spybey, Propeller and is an executive with the Dataist International. ... more

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