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Swans is a band from New York, United States, active from 1982 to 1997, reformed in 2010, led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira.
Marginally associated with the no wave scene at first, their original sound was slow and extremely heavy, with live performances that were often so brutal and physical that in a number of instances certain audience members were made ill, police were called and venues were shut down. This early physical sound is possibly best heard on the live album Public Castration Is A Good idea. Read more on Last.fm
This was a great listening experience to accompany an otherwise tedious and lengthy drive yesterday. I came in midway in Nikolaus Brass, The Structures of Echo, which is a fantastic piece of music... have a listen...
May 22, 2019
Watched this last night. Excellent. To say this is about "Dance" is like saying Taxi Driver is about Taxis. Anyway, a wrenching psychic workout - artfully and relentlessly deranged, w slow and meticulously depicted agony as minds unravel. Busby Berkeley is somewhere in there too...
underbelly of new Swans song in process... have since orchestrated. now somewhat operatic/cinematic... UPDATE: apparently upper tiers of fundraiser have sold out, but other options still available some which include a pre order for the new album. https://younggodrecords.com/products/what-is-this
Swans Handmade Special Package Fundraiser CD "What is This?" and other assorted options to support the recording of the new Swans album now here: https://bit.ly/2GKpj77 Extensive description of
upcoming recording process by M.Gira also at the link.... Thanks for your support!
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