Release Date: 10 March 2014
Format: LP Vinyl
|Swans My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky Limited Re-issued Vinyl LP
· ‘My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky’: After years of pursuing Angels Of Light and recording and producing a diverse roster of artists for his Young God label, Michael Gira decided to reconvene his legendary group Swans. As he said: “This is not a reunion. It’s not some dumb-ass nostalgia act. It is not repeating the past.
After five Angels Of Light albums, I needed a way to move forward, in a new direction, and it just so happens that revivifying the idea of Swans is allowing me to do that.”
· This album is as powerful and diverse as anything Gira’s ever done, in Swans or otherwise. It opens with the epic soul crushing ‘No Words / No Thoughts’, but quickly veers to more pastoral terrain, then on to then to ever ascending monotonal grooves, a filmic folk idyll featuring Devendra Banhart on lead vocal, that abruptly shifts to cataclysm, then on to more airplane taking off ascensions, artsongs, and more lethal sonic pummelling. In short, this is a significant advance from where Swans left off and as challenging and emotionally demanding as ever.
1. No Words/no Thoughts
2. Reeling the Liars In
4. My Birth
5. You Fucking People Make Me Sick
6. Inside Madeline
7. Eden Prison
8. Little Mouth