History Music / Swans

14th May '16 12:32:03 AM SinNanna
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*** ''The Glowing Man'': "Cloud of Forgetting" (12:43), "Cloud of Unknowing" (25:12), "The World Looks Red/The World Looks Black" (14:27), "Frankie M." (20:58), "The Glowing Man" (28:50). The album approaches two hours in length despite containing only eight tracks.

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*** ''The Glowing Man'': "Cloud of Forgetting" (12:43), "Cloud of Unknowing" (25:12), "The World Looks Red/The World Looks Black" (14:27), "Frankie M." (20:58), "The Glowing Man" (28:50). The album approaches two hours in length despite containing only eight tracks. Even Michael Gira lampshaded the length of the album in an interview, when he said it was "the musical equivalent of ''Film/BenHur'', or Kurosawa's ''Film/{{Ran}}.''"
5th May '16 2:49:08 PM eroock
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'''Swans''' is a [[GenreRoulette rather diverse]] No Wave, PostPunk, and lately PostRock band from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. The band was initially formed in 1982 and ran until 1997 with various lineups, and was reformed in 2010. Throughout its history, Michael Gira has been one of two constant members; the other being ''Jarboe,'' who was with the band from 1984-97.

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'''Swans''' Swans is a [[GenreRoulette rather diverse]] No Wave, PostPunk, and lately PostRock band from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity. The band was initially formed in 1982 and ran until 1997 with various lineups, and was reformed in 2010. Throughout its history, Michael Gira has been one of two constant members; the other being ''Jarboe,'' who was with the band from 1984-97.
2nd May '16 10:02:05 PM aye_amber
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* SerialKiller: "Young God" and "Killing for Company" are about (and from the perspectives of) ''Ed Gein'' and UsefulNotes/DennisNilssen respectively.

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* SerialKiller: "Young God" and "Killing for Company" are about (and from the perspectives of) ''Ed Gein'' and UsefulNotes/DennisNilssen ''Dennis Nilssen'' respectively.
2nd May '16 10:01:38 PM aye_amber
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* SerialKiller: "Young God" and "Killing for Company" are about (and from the perspectives of) UsefulNotes/EdGein and UsefulNotes/DennisNilssen respectively.

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* SerialKiller: "Young God" and "Killing for Company" are about (and from the perspectives of) UsefulNotes/EdGein ''Ed Gein'' and UsefulNotes/DennisNilssen respectively.
2nd May '16 9:54:20 PM aye_amber
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** Gira and Jarboe's side project (The World of) Skin did a few more, such as Music/JulieLondon's "Cry Me a River" and an [[RearrangeTheSong acoustic version]] of Music/TheStooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog."

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** Gira and Jarboe's side project (The World of) Skin did a few more, such as Music/JulieLondon's ''Julie London'''s "Cry Me a River" and an [[RearrangeTheSong acoustic version]] of Music/TheStooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog."
2nd May '16 9:53:22 PM aye_amber
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* CoverVersion: A handful, notably Music/JoyDivision's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and Music/BlindFaith's "Can't Find My Way Home."

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* CoverVersion: A handful, notably Music/JoyDivision's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and Music/BlindFaith's ''Blind Faith'''s "Can't Find My Way Home."
2nd May '16 9:50:54 PM aye_amber
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Later on down the line came ''Love of Life'', the EP/single ''Love of Life/Amnesia'', and 1995's ''The Great Annihilator'', possibly their most accessible album. Eventually, though, Gira decided to break up the band, citing exhaustion, audience misconceptions, and a desire to start over and work on a smaller scale. They released an epic double-album (one of the most highly regarded albums of their career) ''Soundtracks for the Blind'' and went on a world tour, which were showcased on the live album ''Swans Are Dead'' as a testament to their last years together. Jarboe moved on to a successful solo career, while Gira started a more folk influenced band Music/AngelsOfLight.

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Later on down the line came ''Love of Life'', the EP/single ''Love of Life/Amnesia'', and 1995's ''The Great Annihilator'', possibly their most accessible album. Eventually, though, Gira decided to break up the band, citing exhaustion, audience misconceptions, and a desire to start over and work on a smaller scale. They released an epic double-album (one of the most highly regarded albums of their career) ''Soundtracks for the Blind'' and went on a world tour, which were showcased on the live album ''Swans Are Dead'' as a testament to their last years together. Jarboe moved on to a successful solo career, while Gira started a more folk influenced band Music/AngelsOfLight.
''Angels of Light.''
25th Apr '16 1:02:40 PM CassandraLeo
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The band's fourteenth studio album, ''The Glowing Man'', will be released on June 17, 2016.


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*** ''The Glowing Man'': "Cloud of Forgetting" (12:43), "Cloud of Unknowing" (25:12), "The World Looks Red/The World Looks Black" (14:27), "Frankie M." (20:58), "The Glowing Man" (28:50). The album approaches two hours in length despite containing only eight tracks.
25th Apr '16 1:00:08 PM CassandraLeo
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*** ''Public Castration is a Good Idea'': "Money is Flesh" (12:07), "A Hanging" (12:32), and "Another You" (10:16).

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*** ''Public Castration is a Good Idea'': "Money is Is Flesh" (12:07), "A Hanging" (12:32), and "Another You" (10:16).



*** ''To Be Kind'': "Just a Little Boy (for Chester Burnett)" (12:40), "Bring the Sun / Toussaint l'Ouverture" (34:05), "She Loves Us!" (17:01), "Kirsten Supine" (10:33), and "Nathalie Neal" (10:15). There is only one song on the album under seven minutes long, and only two under eight (well, okay, "Oxygen" is 7:59).

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*** ''To Be Kind'': "Just a Little Boy (for Chester Burnett)" (12:40), "Bring the Sun / Toussaint l'Ouverture" L'Ouverture" (34:05), "She Loves Us!" (17:01), "Kirsten Supine" (10:33), and "Nathalie Neal" (10:15). There is only one song on the album under seven minutes long, and only two under eight (well, okay, "Oxygen" is 7:59).



* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: They like this trope a lot. ''Public Castration Is a Good Idea'', "Raping a Slave", "You Fucking People Make Me Sick"...



* MetalScream: Some of their earlier work had this, such as the song "Young God." It still shows up sometimes in their more recent work; "Bring the Sun / Toussaint l'Ouverture" and "Oxygen" from ''To Be Kind'' both contain some examples near the end.

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* MetalScream: Some of their earlier work had this, such as the song "Young God." It still shows up sometimes in their more recent work; "Bring the Sun / Toussaint l'Ouverture" L'Ouverture" and "Oxygen" from ''To Be Kind'' both contain some examples near the end.
25th Apr '16 12:57:39 PM CassandraLeo
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* {{Sampling}}: Many songs on ''Soundtracks for the Blind'' contain nightmarish samples of various speakers.



** PlayedStraight, on "The Most Unfortunate Lie" and "The Seer Returns."

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** PlayedStraight, on "The Most Unfortunate Lie" and "The Seer Returns."Returns", as well as several songs on ''Soundtracks for the Blind'' which contain samples of spoken word.
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