M. Gira* ‎– Drainland

Released as a "Swans related project" this album, and its counterpart; Sacrificial Cake, were available separately on CD but on vinyl only as part of the Drainland / Sacrificial Cake 3LP set.

In 2017 it was reissued on CD as part of the The Great Annihilator - Drainland compilation and also included as a digital download along side vinyl copies of the remastered version of The Great Annihilator.

Whereas this is mostly considered a solo album by Michael Gira, the last track "Blind" was originally recorded for Swans, during the White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity sessions, but it was not included on the finished album - it was however reinserted into the 2015 reissues.


You See Through Me 5:41
Where Does Your Body Begin? 3:04
I See Them All Lined Up 4:13
Unreal 4:48
Fan Letter 7:01
Your Naked Body 2:30
Low Life Form 3:41
If You... 4:41
Why I Ate My Wife 5:53
Blind 4:33

Versions (4)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VIRUS 166CD M. Gira* Drainland(CD, Album) Alternative Tentacles VIRUS 166CD US 1995 Sell This Version
SR 86 M. Gira* Drainland(CD, Album) Sub Rosa SR 86 Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
none Michael Gira Drainland(10xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, 320) Mute none 2017
8-807 Michael Gira Drainland(CD, Album, Unofficial) ArsNova 8-807 Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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October 25, 2019
referencing Drainland, CD, Album, VIRUS 166CD
drain gang ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀


June 5, 2019
referencing Drainland, CD, Album, VIRUS 166CD
Reviewed in Long Play column of the NME, 7 October 1995. 5/10