Swans ‎– White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity

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Young God Records ‎– YGCD 3
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Tracklist

1 Better Than You 5:51
2 Power And Sacrifice 5:37
3 You Know Nothing 5:46
4 Song For Dead Time 5:24
5 Will We Survive 6:51
6 Love Will Save You 6:06
7 Failure 6:20
8 Song For The Sun 5:03
9 Miracle Of Love 6:43
10 When She Breathes 5:03
11 Why Are We Alive? 5:29
12 The Most Unfortunate Lie 5:02

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Recorded September 1990- February 1991, at B. Monster Studios, NYC.
Remixed at Powerplay Studios, Long Island City.
℗ & © 1991 Young God Records
Manufactured and distributed by Revolver Distribution.

The durations listed on the CD are inaccurate. The correct durations are listed above.

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  • Barcode: 5 018615 500322
  • Matrix / Runout: MASTERED BY NIMBUS YGCD 3

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enfantterrible

enfantterrible

May 31, 2010
edited over 7 years ago

This is a visceral work,its nature comes and then shakes and crawls inside the listener and eventually while the dirge strolls from Gira cover him with its defeated tones and the synths charge in with intense backgrounds of bleak beauty, a tear will fall or a heart crushing sentiment will invade the self. Youre in front of a confession.Love its depicted as a tragedy composed by a passion that devours all and ultimately consumes itself leaving only the ashes of love. Failure and neurosis follow behind as specters that add some pain extra and in the end the landscape its quite desperate but cold,wasteland and failure with the behaviour of someone who has been beaten severely by effects of his own cause. If youre trying to define what "Dark Folk" means, I suggest you to listen to this album and then you'll have the picture very clear. This is probably one of the heaviest albums ever made,it may overrun you almost without noticing,a punch that youll feel at start with "Better than you" and this sensation of overhelming perdition will increase exponentially as the album grows."You know nothing" and the outstanding jewel "Love will save you" its something really special,emotionally shaking and developing. The music its melancholically sweet and hypnotically rhythmic, its simplicity makes it almost bleak, but the lyricism in synchrony with the poetry and the rhyme makes this the marvel it is. Gira's voice its so fatigued and weary and truly goes with the melancholic melody. The keyboard accompaniment add this macabre touch to the folky tones, putting emphasis in the tragedy of its notes and the rest of the instrumental ornamentation creates such a maremagnum of sweet details that makes it special. In one word, Sweet sorrow. Jarboe voice is the one of a fallen angel lost in its own misery but never surrendering its beauty and in the end it becomes almost a musicalized tragedy with clear literary form. This is heavy metal for the soul,listen once and not in Sundays and when alone.