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Swans: White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity/Love Of Life

Album Review

NY art rockers’ 1991 and 1992 albums, with a bonus CD of alternative takes and extras.

Back in 1988 I interviewed Swans in New York, an ardent fan of their noisenik, no wave early-80s fare like Raping A Slave. Frontman Michael Gira spent the interview disavowing noise as a rock strategy. From now on, it was all about acoustic guitars and songs. This was Swans’ new direction, culminating in the brief major-label foray of 1989’s The Burning World.


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