Hello again, dudes!!!
A year after my last post I'm on the air once again. I maybe have stopped posting for all this time but I never stopped listening and searching for great music. It was only two weeks ago since the first time I've heard about the "Swans", the seminal NYC based music project.
The band formed back in early 80s and stayed intact for 15 years, until their dissolution in 1997. Thirteen years later in January 2010 Michael Gira (the original Swans founder) reformed the Swans and after a tour series in U.S. and Europe they launched their first post-reformation album with the title "My Father will Guide me Up a Rope to the Sky". Their last album of 2012 "The Seer", have been welcomed with enthusiasm and received great reviews.
The music of Swans is far from any conventional description, for there's no one single word to depict it. Post rock, experimental rock, noise rock, no wave, industrial, neofolk, gothic rock, art rock are some of the styles that can apply to their music because Swans music is all of them together and more. Their songs are about love and hate together and they bring up stories about fragility of the human existence, behavior and relations through the rage of noisy sonic assaults or gentle, melancholic and almost pastoral manner. You will either love or hate Swans, but usually there are no people who are indifferent to what they have done throughout their 20+ years of existence as a band. Personally, I am not one of their biggest fans as I determine myself more as a "rock n' roll" listener, but I certainly got very interested about Swans work.
SWANS = Rock Devoutness, Rock Ecstasy, Rock Nirvana.
Discography 1983-2010 320Kbps (Torrent Link)
The Seer FLAC (Torrent Link)
The Seer (Direct download links)
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