Swans’ Ltd. Live 2CD Gets Full Release

 

 

“Listen to the music
at a generous volume level,” advises the head Swan, who definitely knows of
what he speaks.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

We Rose From your Bed With The Sun In
Our Head
is the new double-disc Swans album, out next week via Michael Gira’s
Young God label. Recorded at concerts in Melbourne,
Berlin and NYC, it’ll be available
in limited quantities in stores and primarily through http://www.younggodrecords.com and
live Swans concerts. Fans will recall, however, that it was initially released
as a limited (numbered/signed) edition of 1000, handmade special 2xcd package
with various levels of purchase for fans to offset the costs of the new Swans
studio album The Seer. That edition
of 1000 sold out in under 24 hours.

 

Gira
posted a statement about the album at the website:

 

“Thanks
to all of you who attended the Swans shows during our recent tours. The
experience, for us, was life-giving and nourishing. The audiences were not only
the largest with which we’ve ever been blessed, but the most genuinely
connected and in tune with the sonic/psychic experience in which we all
participate. Thank you!…

 

“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… if you choose to
acquire this 2 disc set, in my view it would behoove you to listen to the music
at a generous volume level. This has absolutely nothing to do with an
aggressive intent, as some mistakenly assume. Exactly the opposite, in fact. As
with the live experience, it’s all about immersion. We – Swans – experience
that sense of being subsumed in something greater than ourselves when we
perform, too. Maybe that’s even our selfish reason for making the music in the
first place. At the best of moments, it doesn’t even feel as if we are playing
the music ourselves. More that we’re animated – vivified – by the ongoing sonic
wave.  I can’t speak for my friends and
cohorts, but it’s what I live for. In any event, it’s my hope these discs
provide you with a positive experience of some sort….”

 

 

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