Lives of Angels


Lives of Angels was formed by Gerald O’Connell in 1980 after playing in Mystery Plane. Gerald and Catherine O’Connell made up the new duo who recorded material for their first album all by themselves with just drum machines, keyboard and guitar. Similarly to Cocteau Twin and Felt, they stood apart from the rest of the post-punk bands with their surgical, almost minimalist sound. Elevator to Eden came out on tape via Color Disc in 1983 and then later on Fire with a new mix. Apparently, the duo weren’t happy with it, so for the 2012 reissue on Dark Entries the original 4-track recordings were remastered.

It’s such a perfect album, with 9 tracks that echo The Go-Betweens, New Order and The Wake. Can’t believe it took me so long to discover it.

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