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 on 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 focused, relying heavily on the editing process.