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Swan Lake / Beast Moans
Album:Beast Moans Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Swan Lake Added:Jan 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-01-28 Pull Date:2007-04-01 
Week Ending:Apr 1Mar 25Mar 18Mar 11Mar 4Feb 25Feb 18Feb 11

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Album Review
Reviewed 2007-04-01 
Indie rock supergroup with noisy, disorienting and experimental elements. Swan Lake consists of Dan Bejar (Destroyer, New Pornographers), Spencer King (Wolf Parade), Cary Mercer (Frog Eyes). Often has disorienting vocals (many slightly off-time on top of one another) and instrumentation (many layers, distorted or echoed).
My picks 5!, 1, 3, 7, 8 , 12 FCC: 3, 4, 10, 12, 13
1. med-fast. building up guitars and ‘ah’ vocals. layers of keyboards, guitars, drums, vocals.
2. dark and dissonant. acoustic guitar, carnival sounding bells, distorted guitars. Chorus vocals.
3. FCC (“fucked” at 3:42 left) steady guitar as a base with here-and-there guitars and drums over top. Disorienting vocals on top. Ends with noisy distorted guitar
4. FCC (“shit at 3:40 left) starts with heavy bass. Piano here and there throughout in addition to layers of voices, keyboards and guitars
5. med-slow reverbed guitars and vocals. fast-picked guitars under everything. Just a beautiful; one of the best tracks of 2006.
6. Jaunty and yet disorienting. Sounds like a drunken carnival in your nightmare
7. starts just acoustic guitar and vocals. background guitars and piano later.
8. rumbling drums. Prominent organ.
9. med-slow. echoed guitars, organ near the end.
10. FCC (“shit” multiple times)
11. ringing bells, rumbling drums, fast picked guitars
12. FCC (“fucking” at 2:40 and 2:36 left) acoustic guitar alone alternates with more built up parts of the song. nice vocals and melody.
13. FCC (“shit” multiple times) vocals way in the background, so it’s hard to tell. Lots of distortion throughout.

Track Listing
1.Widow's Walk 7.The Freedom
2.Nubile Days 8.Petersburg, Liberty Theater, 1914
3.City Calls 9.The Pollenated Girls
4.A Venue Called Rubella 10.Bluebird
5.All Fires 11.Pleasure Vessels
6.The Partisan But He's Got To Know 12.Are You Swimming In Her Pools?
 13.Shooting Rockets