Swans In The News – Feb. 2012 – Live Album + More Details On “The Seer”
Posted on February 4, 2012 by admin
The almighty Swans got more stuff on the way, following their 2011 tour!
More recently, Michael Gira announced the release of We Rose From Your Bed With The Sun In Our Heads – double live album which includes both older material and tracks from an upcoming LP The Seer (the recording of which will be funded by proceeds from the sales of We Rose).
As Gira points out on Young God Records website
Represented in these discs are the best recordings we could provide of the (ever-evolving) shows. Those of you who attended the early shows realize that the first iterations of the music morphed and grew (seemingly with a will more expansive than our own) into something quite different by the end. This, in itself, was immensely gratifying. We also developed many new songs – or sonic events is perhaps a better way to describe some of them - along the way. In compiling these recordings and mixing them with my trusted friend and engineer Kevin McMahon (at Marcata Studio, Gardiner NY), we did our best to represent that transition…
The homemade edition of 1,000 copies is currently sold out, but you can read more about the album on Quietus.
See also: Letters From A Tapehead
Tracklist – Disc One
Intro / No Words No Thoughts
Tracklist – Disc Two
The Seer (Intro)
Ave B. Blues / Little Mouth
The Mother Of The World
The Daughter Brings The Water
Piece Of The Sky
And as for The Seer itself…
On July 12, 2011 Swans completed the first recording phase of their new album (as yet untitled). The recordings took place in Berlin, Germany, at Studio P4 in the former East Berlin radio station complex, and at Einsturzende Neubauten’s old studio, Andere Bausteller (see links below). Kevin McMahon (of Marcata Recording in Gardiner New York) came to Berlin to record the band. Recordings will resume at Marcata in early October, when Swans conclude their year-plus World Tour. The album will be released in early 2012.
Fans who have seen the recent Swans show will be familiar with some of the new material, which has been developing throughout the tour. They’ll also be aware that a few of the songs are now over 30 minutes in length, making their live set a comfortable 2 ½ hours long. As it turns out, the new album will likely approach that length as well. Michael Gira (who is producing the album) has yet to decide in what format(s) the album will be made available. The album will be released through Young God Records.
See also: Show Review – Sir Richard Bishop + Wovenhand + Swans at Royale Boston (09.29.11)
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