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not dead hey? Interesting.......
anyone else seen this/interested?
I just got all excited and didn't check. Bit behind the times!
I had the same with the ATR riot announcement the other day. Got so excited that I spent a couple of hours searching whether Hanin Elais would be part of it, and it was right there, in the first message I'd read about it...
what announcement is this?
but found Swans really hard work, is it worth trying again or is it very much of its time?
their early stuff is pretty different sounding to the later records they did
I though a greatest hits would be a good starting point, just seemed to be endless and at points unlistenable. Not sure it that was done to it being disjointed due to being a collection?
But they are a bit of an acquired taste yeah
it's really good, and would be a decent place to start if it was easier to get hold of. The Great Annihilator is another good introductory album.
Even at their most melodic Swans are never an easy listen though. Takes a fair bit of patience to get into their brand of bleakness.
I like it all, but yeah the early bits are definitely more 'out there'. Though I haven't really investigated any of their late 80s output
This is my favourite Swans album, and it's pretty accessible. Gira has a really special voice.