Album Review: Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The SkyTuesday 23rd November, 2010 11:11AM
I am so glad that for once there's a band that's reformed that I can give a damn about. You know, it's kind of difficult to talk about Swans without ever really focusing on it as part of the course of history. But in saying that, their rise was not something that I experienced firsthand. Holy Money for instance was released on the year of my birth, with the much-famed Children of God coming out just a year later. I have, however, been lucky enough to have grown up around smatterings of good music from all eras and all corners. Swans is by definition no holds barred doom metal spliced drone music - not exactly positive or encouraging, but moving, tactile, textural, real. Full of dark, black humour, ribald wit and blatant posturing, Swans will forever hold a place in modern music as the height of melodrama.
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Swans play their first ever NZ show next March follow link below for more info.
Sun 6th Mar, The Powerstation, Auckland