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Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky

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Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The SkySwans are back, and it’s an event so massive, so inconceivably vast and unimaginable, that the very fact of its occurrence drowns out even the loudest of their tracks. Michael Gira, of course, has never been away, continuously pumping out increasingly diverse and intimate music under the name Angels of Light, occasionally dipping his toes back into that pool of intensity on which Swans used to glide. But now he’s taken the plunge again, and immersed himself once more into the sublime brutality of one of music’s most relentless outfits.

Swans’ following being what it is, this was a pretty dangerous move, whichever way you look at it. To produce something that could have equally

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