On The Way
(avail. in 2-3 weeks)
Full Stock (on one page)
Band & title search
Ambient | Drone | Experim.
Postrock | Instrumental
Jazz | Darkjazz | Improv
Indie | Mathrock | Folk
Doom | (Post)Metal | Stoner
Punk | Screamo | Hardcore
Go to Advanced Search
Shipping & Payment
Impressum & AGB
Field Rotation - Acoustic Tales (Black Vinyl) 2x12''
Here you can sign in for our newsletter:
Swans - Great Annihilator Cd
label: young god
"THE GREAT ANNIHILATOR is often hailed by critics and audiences alike as Swans' most palatable and accessible album. On this release, multi-instrumentalist Michael Gira foregoes his more experimental and industrial tendencies in favor of easily
digestible soundscapes and tracks that are, at times, downright catchy. Songs such as "Mind/Body/Light/Sound" even tread into dance territory. "My Buried Child" and "Warm" showcase the breathy female vocals of Gira's partner and collaborator, Jarboe, who nicely complements his deeply brooding, almost demonic drawl. Also of note here is Gira's assemblage of a strong crew of instrumentalists--including frequent collaborator Norman Westberg on guitar, Algis Kizys on bass, Clinton Steele on guitar, and Ted Parsons on drums.
Swans includes: M. Gira, Jarboe (vocals).
Rolling Stone (10/5/95, p.69) - 3 Stars - Good - "...The music has opened up a great deal. Acoustic guitar and nearly New Age electronic pastels are as likely to be part of the mix as the band's signature metallic harshness..."
Alternative Press (5/95, pp.80-82) - "...Swans are a call to glorious nullification that resounds in attempts to escape corporal existence and despair. It's a space that is either foreboding, all too real, or soothing...but no matter how you get there, THE GREAT ANNIHILATOR is intense, exhilarating, and believe it--very beautiful..."
Option (5-6/95, p.136) - "...this music is both grandiose and meticulously detailed; rather than pop's recklessly forward momentum and instant gratification..."
NME (Magazine) (1/28/95, p.48) - 6 - Good - "...A soundtrack of serial killer ballads and Faustian pacts....The lyrics veer from hysteria to hysterical...add the music...and, as with fellow nightcrawler Nick Cave, it all clicks into place..."
Other items by Swans
Pete Swanson - Pro Style 12''
Swans - The Seer 2xCd
Swans - We Rose From Your Bed With The Sun In Our Head 2xCd
Swans - Soundtracks For The Blind 2xCd
Pete Swanson & Rene Hell - Waiting for the Ladies 12''
Young Moon - Navigated Like the Swans 12''
Denovali Mailorder © 2011 | powered by
Simple Template System
| Template & additional code © 2011 by
INUO · MEDIA