My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky
there is great power in this music; it points at the margins of violence, but never quite gets there as gira's lyrics encounter the blind light of the divine & the bottomless heart of darkness.
this album is as powerful & 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, & more lethal sonic pummelling. in short, this is a significant advance from where swans left off & as challenging & emotionally demanding as ever.
- No Words / No Thoughts
- Reeling The Liars In
- My Birth
- You F*cking People Make Me Sick
- Inside Madeline
- Eden Prison
- Little Mouth