Swans / Glowing Man, The
Album: Glowing Man, The   Collection:General
Artist:Swans   Added:Sep 2016
Label:Young God Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-09-21 Pull Date: 2016-11-20 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Nov 20 Nov 13 Nov 6 Oct 30 Oct 23 Oct 16 Oct 9 Oct 2
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 16, 2016: Brownian Motion
The Glowing Man
4. Nov 02, 2016: Brownian Motion
Cloud Of Forgetting
2. Nov 09, 2016: Brownian Motion
Frankie M
5. Oct 26, 2016: Brownian Motion
Finally, Peace
3. Nov 08, 2016: Magnetized Toner
Cloud Of Forgetting
6. Oct 20, 2016: a strange pursuit
People Like Us

Album Review
ts porkchop
Reviewed 2016-09-26
The glowing man
This is the 14th swans Album and the last with this current line up.Swans have never been ones for formalism, but The Glowing Man might be their most stream-of-consciousness effort yet. The band broadly follows basic dynamic principles – most songs here start soft and steadily ascend to an unhinged climax, before plummeting into the abyss- but they ultimately prove little more than a red herring.(pieced from a spin review)

1.clouds of forgetting (12:43) lovely guitar and atmospheric sound. strumming to a buildup very swanish. Singing comes in around 4:20 very Gira like long drawn out words and sounds builds to a big banging of all the instruments then mellows for a piano ending.
2.clouds of unknowing(25:13))))really cool creepy frantic violin and shimmery cymbals right out the gate. Starts to build up around 3:30 violins& drums then drops to mellow pretty atmosphere sound. 6:30 cool kinda dark and sexy guitar and gira comes in and around 10: he is accompanied by beautiful fem voices at 15 there is a good old instrument bashing will epic fem voices mellows out and ends with gira singing I and washing your skin I am washing/ watching your son.
3.the world looks red/the world looks black(14:27)it's a mellow groove with repetitive phrases.after 8 min gets faster, weirder and darker. Ends ethereal
4. People like us(4:33))))creepy lounge act.weird sexy words he sings
1.frankie m(20:58))))ethereal fem voices and sounds adding more and more voices slowly turning into a gorgeous sound bath. At 8:25 an assault of instruments comes in very swans like. 11:00 mellows out and the Frankie m mantra begins and builds into cool quick eerie rock'n tune.
2. When will I return(5:27)slow minimal sound female vocals(Gira’s wife) song is about being raped.half way through builds up to male background vocals while she says I'm alive.
3.the glowing man(28:51)))weird sounds and noises and some guitar after 3:00 guitar strumming and chanting happen.then gets rock'n for a while. At 17:00 gira says things and sings about Joseph build to epicness then there is a crash followed by a grand cacophony ends with feed back and ethereal fem voices
4.finally, peace(6:15))))very nice sounds quite angles of light choir of voices glorious mind. Lovely tune.

Track Listing
1. Cloud Of Forgetting   5. Frankie M
2. Cloud Of Unknowing   6. When Will I Return?
3. The World Looks Red/The World Looks Black   7. The Glowing Man
4. People Like Us   8. Finally, Peace