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SWANS - To be kind

Format: do-CD & DVD
Label & Cat.Number: Mute Records LCDSTUMM364 / Young God YG46
Release Year: 2014
Note: their new monstrous masterpiece, this is the lim. do-CD version with a bonus DVD feat. a live / festival performance from 2013 with almost 110min. of filmed material in b/w => "epic sonic sprawl, droned out and psychedelic, hypnotic and heavy, more sound than song, impossibly abstract, and yet utterly entrancing, like a twisted, more avant garde abstract GODSPEED mutated into some sort of dense, blackened, gloriously majestic, and yet strangely minimal demonic drone-dirge songsuite" [Aquarius Records]
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Freunde der musikalischen Trostlosigkeit drfen sich auf Neues von den legendren Swans freuen. Mitte Mai erscheint ihr neues zweistndiges Doppelalbum "To Be Kind" via Mute. Mute hatte bereits in den Achtziger Jahren mit den Swans zusammengearbeitet und das klassische Werk "Children Of God" ber das Sublabel Product Inc. verffentlicht. Mit von der Partie sind diesmal mit St. Vincent, Cold Specks und Little Annie gleich drei illustre Gastsngerinnen.

Swans sign to Mute and release a new album 'To Be Kind'. 'To Be Kind' contains 10 new Swans songs that - like their Homeric last album, 2012's 'The Seer' - will punish and reward listeners for more than two hours. Some songs are quite melodic and the emotions are not so severe. The shortest song lasts eight minutes, the longest, whilst 'Bring the Sun,' is a full 35 minutes. Special Guests for this record include (among many others): Little Annie (Annie sang a duet with Gira on the song 'Some Things We Do', the strings for which were ecstatically arranged and played by Julia Kent); St. Vincent (Annie Clark sang numerous, multi-tracked vocals throughout the record); Cold Specks (Al contributed numerous multi-tracked vocals to the song 'Bring the Sun'); Bill Rieflin (honorary Swan Bill played too many instruments to list here, ranging from additional drums, to synthesizers, to piano, to electric guitar and so on. He has been a frequent contributor to Swans and Angels of Light and is currently playing with King Crimson).
Double CD - ​10 Tracks.
CD / DVD - 10 Track Double CD plus a DVD of Swans live 2013 Primavera.
Triple Vinyl - 10 Tracks plus Download.