Swans – The Glowing Man (2016) [e-Onkyo FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Swans – The Glowing Man (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:58:27 minutes | 2,22 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: e-Onkyo | © Young God Records

Fourteenth and self-declared final studio album from Michael Gira and co. finally arrives in a heat haze of intensity and durational power. Swans have never done small. The Glowing Man clocks in at a vinyl bothering two hours, and not a note is wasted. Songs range from primordial rants through the netherworld, threatening Gothic blues (underpinned by that familiar Gira growl), epic 20minute+ slabs of alt-rock, sunset orange psychedelia, and a beautifully violent a reimagining of Sonic Youth’s ‘The World Looks Red’. This is Swans at their very best; a provocative trip into this most singular of bands. If this is to be the last album under this lineup, it is a fitting send-off.


Disc 1
1. Cloud Of Forgetting 12:43
2. Cloud Of Unknowing 25:12
3. The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black 14:27
4. People Like Us 4:33

Disc 2
1. Frankie M. 20:58
2. When Will I Return? 5:27
3. The Glowing Man 28:51
4. Finally, Peace 6:15


Michael Gira – vocals, electric and acoustic guitar
Christoph Hahn – lap steel guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
Thor Harris – percussion, vibes and bells, dulcimer
Christopher Pravdica – bass guitar, vocals
Phil Puleo – drums, dulcimer, vocals
Norman Westberg – electric guitar, vocals
Bill Rieflin – drums, piano, synth, Mellotron, bass guitar, electric guitar, vocals
Jennifer Gira – lead vocals on “When Will I Return?”
Okkyung Lee – cello on “Cloud of Unknowing”