M. Gira* / Jarboe ‎– Drainland / Sacrificial Cake

Alternative Tentacles ‎– VIRUS 166/167, Alternative Tentacles ‎– VIRUS 166, Alternative Tentacles ‎– VIRUS 167CD
Vinyl, LP, Album
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
All Media, Compilation

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A1 M. Gira* You See Through Me 5:41
A2 M. Gira* Where Does Your Body Begin? 3:04
A3 M. Gira* I See Them All Lined Up 4:13
A4 M. Gira* Unreal 4:43
A5 M. Gira* Fan Letter 7:01
B1 M. Gira* Your Naked Body 2:30
B2 M. Gira* Low Life Form 3:41
B3 M. Gira* If You... 4:41
B4 M. Gira* Why I Ate My Wife 5:53
B5 Swans Blind
Bass, Guitar – Jenny WadeDirected By – John SarfellDrums – Anton FierElectric Guitar – Clinton Steele, Christoph Hahn*Organ, Backing Vocals – JarboeProducer – M. Gira*Strings – The Lower East Side String EnsembleVocals, Acoustic Guitar – Gira*
Sacrificial Cake
C1 Jarboe Lavender Girl 4:38
C2 Jarboe Ode To V 7:27
C3 Jarboe Shimmer (Instrumental) 2:15
C4 Jarboe My Buried Child
Recorded By, Producer – Berry KamerWords By – Michael Gira
D1 Jarboe Not Logical 5:28
D2 Jarboe Spiral Staircase 4:25
D3 Jarboe Yum-Yab 2:55
D4 Jarboe Surgical Saviour 4:17
E1 Jarboe Caché Toi 0:27
E2 Jarboe Tragic Seed 2:14
E3 Jarboe Troll Lullaby 3:13
E4 Jarboe Deflowered 3:41
F1 Jarboe The Body Lover 3:37
F2 Jarboe Shimmer 3:19
F3 Jarboe Act III 1:46
F4 Jarboe Troll 8:45

Companies, etc.


  • Backing Vocals, Sounds, Keyboards, SamplerJarboe (tracks: A1 to B5)
  • DesignM. Gira* (tracks: A1 to B5), M. Gira* (tracks: C1 to F4)
  • DrumsMichael Evans (2) (tracks: C2, F3, F4)
  • Electric Guitar, Double Bass, Percussion, SoundsLary Seven (tracks: C1 to F4)
  • EngineerChris Griffin (2) (tracks: C1 to F4), Clinton Steele (tracks: A1 to B4), Clint Steele* (tracks: C1 to F4), Jeff Tomei (tracks: A1 to B4), Lary Seven (tracks: C1 to C3, D1 to F4), Bill Rieflin*
  • Illustration [Jarboe - Sacrificial Cake: Inside Drawing (Satyr)]Timm Williams
  • Keyboards, Electric Bass, Guitar, Sampler, Sounds, Percussion [Rhythms]Bill Rieflin* (tracks: A1 to B4)
  • LayoutJohn Yates
  • Mixed By, Producer [Additional Music]M. Gira* (tracks: C1 to F4)
  • Music ByM. Gira* (tracks: C1 to C3, D1 to F4)
  • Music By, Vocals, Keyboards, Tape [Tapes], Sounds, Bass GuitarJarboe (tracks: C1 to F4)
  • Painting, Artwork [Jarboe Sacrifical Cake: Knifewoman]Deryk Thomas
  • Photography By [Jarboe - Sacrificial Cake: Back Cover]Wim Van De Hulst
  • Photography By [Jarboe - Sacrificial Cake: Inside]Tamara Rafkin
  • Photography By [Michael Gira - Drainland: Front And Back Cover]Mr. Wim Van De Hulst*
  • ProducerJarboe (tracks: C1 to F4), M. Gira* (tracks: B5)
  • Producer, Arranged By, PerformerJarboe (tracks: A1 to B5), M. Gira* (tracks: A1 to B4), Bill Rieflin* (tracks: A1 to B4)
  • Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Sampler, SoundsM. Gira* (tracks: A1 to B4)
  • Words ByJarboe (tracks: C1 to C3, D1 to F4)


Per cover / spine: "Swans Related Project"
Issued in simple sleeve (not gatefold, etc.).
Contains inner folded sleeve with lyrics.

Gira and Jarboe's individual parts of this 3LP set were released separately on CD as Drainland and Sacrificial Cake respectively - both still billed as "Swans related projects" but clearly identified as largely individual efforts.

A1 to B4 recorded and mixed at Bill Rieflin's house in Seattle, August 1994.
B5 recorded and mixed at Baby Monster Studios N.Y.C. 1990/1.
Sequenced and mastered at Triclops Studios, Atlanta, and Roving Vertigo Studios.
Final mastering at Griffin Studios, Atlanta.
All songs (C) 1995 M. Gira / Young God Publishing (ASCAP)
Licensed from Sub Rosa.

Sacrificial Cake:
Recorded at Plastikville Studios, N.Y.C.,
except C4 recorded live for VPRO Radio, Holland.
Mixed at Civa Studio, Atlanta.
Mastered at Griffin Mastering, Inc.
All songs (C) 1995 Jarboe / Jarboe Music,
except C4 (C) 1995 M. Gira / Jarboe / Young God Publishing (ASCAP).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 21616-0166-1 1
  • Barcode: 7 21616-0167-1 0
  • Rights Society: ASCAP