Swans Soundtracks For The Blind 4LP
Swans Soundtracks For The Blind 4LP Swans Soundtracks For The Blind 4LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Swans Soundtracks For The Blind 4LP

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SKU:
YNGLP61
UPC:
658457006139

Preorder Expected on 11-05-2021

Coming November 5, 2021 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

Swan's Seminal 1996 Album On 4LP!
Remastered In 2018!

Swans Soundtracks for the Blind is their last studio album released in 1996 prior to their 2010 reformation. 4xLP, remastered in 2018 and reformatted from the limited edition box set. Includes poster, art insert, and download card which includes the German language companion album, Die Tur Ist Zu.

"This album has everything in there - all the ideas from Swans' initial 15 years of work. There's some contemporary recordings of the band as it existed in '96/7, with Larry Mullins on drums/percussion, Jarboe singing and playing keyboards, Vudi playing electric guitar, and Joe Goldring playing bass and electric guitar, and me singing and playing electric and acoustic guitar, but there's also a huge amount of sounds and recordings that Jarboe and I collected over the years. These are reassembled, looped, mangled, and in many cases overdubbed upon to create new pieces of music... I really set my own trap, dug my own grave on this one. There was SO MUCH material to deal with, to sift through (whole trunks full of decomposing, moldy cassettes and discs with samples and sounds), and the task of making it into something coherent was at times debilitating. Really like climbing up a mountain of sand. I don't remember why I set this goal for myself, to somehow incorporate such a ridiculously disparate amount of material. I think maybe it was so I could justify throwing all that crap into the local dump, which is what I did when I finished the album. But in the end, after centuries of picking at this huge iceberg of material with a toothpick, my trusty engineer Chris Griffin and I managed to sculpt something out of it. It actually breathes, seems to live, in most places I think. ... When I decided to reform Swans in 2010 Soundtracks was what I referred to as a starting point." - Michael Gira / Swans 2018

Choosing to extinguish the band name under which Gira and Jarboe had worked together for so long must not have been an easy step, but when they decided to end Swans with one last studio release as a prelude to a farewell tour, they did so with what turned out to be their biggest and best album ever.
-Ned Raggett, AllMusic.com, 4.5/5 stars

Features

  • Remastered in 2018
  • 4LP
  • Poster
  • Art Insert
  • Limited-Time Digital Download Card - Includes Die Tur Ist Zu

Selections

LP1

  1. Red Velvet Corridor
  2. Helpless Child
  3. I Was a Prisoner in Your Skull
  4. Live Through Me
  5. Yum-Yab Killers
  6. The Beautiful Days

LP2

  1. Volcano
  2. Mellothumb
  3. All Lined Up
  4. Surrogate 2
  5. How They Suffer
  6. Animus

LP3

  1. Red Velvet Wound
  2. The Sound
  3. Her Mouth Is Filled with Honey
  4. Blood Section
  5. Hypogirl
  6. Minus Something
  7. Empathy

LP4

  1. I Love You This Much
  2. Yrp
  3. Fan's Lament
  4. Secret Friends
  5. The Final Sacrifice
  6. Yrp 2
  7. Surrogate Drone
Description

Coming November 5, 2021 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!

Swan's Seminal 1996 Album On 4LP!
Remastered In 2018!

Swans Soundtracks for the Blind is their last studio album released in 1996 prior to their 2010 reformation. 4xLP, remastered in 2018 and reformatted from the limited edition box set. Includes poster, art insert, and download card which includes the German language companion album, Die Tur Ist Zu.

"This album has everything in there - all the ideas from Swans' initial 15 years of work. There's some contemporary recordings of the band as it existed in '96/7, with Larry Mullins on drums/percussion, Jarboe singing and playing keyboards, Vudi playing electric guitar, and Joe Goldring playing bass and electric guitar, and me singing and playing electric and acoustic guitar, but there's also a huge amount of sounds and recordings that Jarboe and I collected over the years. These are reassembled, looped, mangled, and in many cases overdubbed upon to create new pieces of music... I really set my own trap, dug my own grave on this one. There was SO MUCH material to deal with, to sift through (whole trunks full of decomposing, moldy cassettes and discs with samples and sounds), and the task of making it into something coherent was at times debilitating. Really like climbing up a mountain of sand. I don't remember why I set this goal for myself, to somehow incorporate such a ridiculously disparate amount of material. I think maybe it was so I could justify throwing all that crap into the local dump, which is what I did when I finished the album. But in the end, after centuries of picking at this huge iceberg of material with a toothpick, my trusty engineer Chris Griffin and I managed to sculpt something out of it. It actually breathes, seems to live, in most places I think. ... When I decided to reform Swans in 2010 Soundtracks was what I referred to as a starting point." - Michael Gira / Swans 2018

Choosing to extinguish the band name under which Gira and Jarboe had worked together for so long must not have been an easy step, but when they decided to end Swans with one last studio release as a prelude to a farewell tour, they did so with what turned out to be their biggest and best album ever.
-Ned Raggett, AllMusic.com, 4.5/5 stars

Features

  • Remastered in 2018
  • 4LP
  • Poster
  • Art Insert
  • Limited-Time Digital Download Card - Includes Die Tur Ist Zu

Selections

LP1

  1. Red Velvet Corridor
  2. Helpless Child
  3. I Was a Prisoner in Your Skull
  4. Live Through Me
  5. Yum-Yab Killers
  6. The Beautiful Days

LP2

  1. Volcano
  2. Mellothumb
  3. All Lined Up
  4. Surrogate 2
  5. How They Suffer
  6. Animus

LP3

  1. Red Velvet Wound
  2. The Sound
  3. Her Mouth Is Filled with Honey
  4. Blood Section
  5. Hypogirl
  6. Minus Something
  7. Empathy

LP4

  1. I Love You This Much
  2. Yrp
  3. Fan's Lament
  4. Secret Friends
  5. The Final Sacrifice
  6. Yrp 2
  7. Surrogate Drone
ISBN
PREORDER
ASSOC
R
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Swans
Title
Soundtracks For The Blind
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
10-12-2021
Release Date
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Preorder
Format
Vinyl
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