But it’s unfinished, like the songs themselves.
The first song sets the tone for the rest of the album, but it's also the weakest, I think.
You have to listen to it. 25.1K 2. Apostate A NOTE FROM MICHAEL GIRA “The Seer took 30 years to make.
Reviewed in the United States on January 11, 2013. On August 28, 2012, Swans released The Seer, a double-album running 2 hours in length. A brief portrayal of Hell. It’s the culmination of every previous Swans album as well as any other music I’ve ever made, been involved in or imagined.
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Please try again. Unable to add item to List. Under less influence, my curiosity took over - in the light of the day, the biblical and Cormac McCarthy references are much clearer to understand lol.
This double disc monolith of an album is my favourite of swans 2010s releases. The Seer Tracklist. It's rather hard to describe.
It references the aesthetic developed by Swans, and moves it past current musical boundaries and onto a new sonic frontier, where they stand, as they have always stood, alone.
Mother of the World 3.
It's not the sort of album you can just put on. Compromising pain.
Great pressing, and a better tracklist than the digital version.
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Former member Jarboe appears on the 19-minute "Piece of the Sky." Lunacy (Ft. Alan Sparhawk & Mimi Parker) Lyrics. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon.
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Swans have managed to create that comprehensive, large-scale album without stumbling into the pitfalls of relying too heavily on their past.
this is not mentioned in the description above. 2012 triple vinyl LP release from the Post-Punk legends led by Michael Gira. They say this album took 20 years to make and is a culmination of everything Swans has done.
Great Annihilator / Drainland (Remastered 2017).
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 14, 2019. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. And it is not an endurance test, but an argument for compulsive listening. This album is HARD.
Raul Monsalve's Afro-Venezuelan brew and Planet Battagon's drum crazy sounds. Some of these items ship sooner than the others. When it got to 'mother of the world', lil' junior had such a blast he nearly dun killed Karen. The darkest night and the fowlest of creatures lurking outside your tent that is slowly disintegrating in the acid rain.
I wish I would've discovered this album on my own instead of melon dictating my taste again. Comes with an MP3 download. The opening track (Lunacy) is fairly light, and there is a clear minimalist influence. If you have ever heard Faust you are near to understanding what it sounds like but it's a lot more structured. Avatar 10.
A emotional journey through one the most traumatic experiences anyone can suffer.
Initially part of the no wave scene, Swans have, through various iterations, contributed to the development of noise rock, post-punk, industrial, post-rock and more. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I think there is another press of 2020 because of the engraving by MPO in my copies. Too much to say.
This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Mother of the World Lyrics. Then Disc Two shoots us screaming into space on a dark, psychedelic voyage! Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Hope this helps.... Kirk OUT! Karen O from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, sings "Song for a Warrior," a gorgeous number that commences as a country waltz before opening onto a shimmering, nearly opulent instrumental terrain before gradually stripping its way back to even starker sonic folk terrain. Another unusual entry in twentieth/twenty-first century music, in that it requires more than just three minutes to have any value.
A grand piece of outstanding music from the most exciting band right now, in my opinion.
The thing is, though, THE SEER is not equally superb throughout. Earlier MPO pressings can be somewhat hit and miss from my experience but their quality control is generally far better now than it used to be and all three discs boast very clean playback and strong, defined sonics. Sinister genius.
Standard gram, black. Two years after My Father Will Lead Me Up to a Rope to the Sky, The Seer is the most sprawling, ambitious, thoughtfully conceived and tightly performed recording in the band's catalog -- also not hyperbole -- over two discs, two hours, and 11 tracks. The frames blur, blend and will eventually fade." This two-CD set is absolutely beautiful, but quite disturbing.
View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 2019 Vinyl release of The Seer on Discogs. supported by 64 fans who also own “The Seer”, I wish I would've discovered this album on my own instead of melon dictating my taste again.
93 Ave Blues 7. Follow the smoke toward the riff-filled land...". Song for a Warrior 9. The music of Michael Gira and Swans is raw, visionary and uncompromising.
Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2012. Unintelligible sentiment. Michael Gira claims that Swans' The Seer took 30 years to make: "it's the culmination of every previous Swans album as well as any other music I've ever made, been involved in or imagined." I say this with no hyperbolic intent: this is likely the most fascinating record I have ever had the privilege of hearing. I don't think you can handle it. The Seer Swans. Performer, Vibraphone, Piano, Clarinet, Voice, The Seer, 3xLP, Album, RE, RP, YG45, STUMM363, The Seer, 2xCD, Album + DVD + S/Edition, YG45, https://www.discogs.com/Swans-The-Seer/release/6028355, Scrap_Iron's favourite albums of the Y2Ks.
I just bought a copy of this, and it has no download card.
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It's an exquisitely wrought journey through post-rock, electronic soundscapes, haunting acoustic songs, punishing noise, and (lots of) percussion. "Lunacy" opens it with tight, seamless repetition and builds to shattering crescendo as a prolonged introduction, before chanted vocals (Alan and Mimi from Low guest) enter.
Louis Gaumond, supported by 54 fans who also own “The Seer”, "Drop out of life with bong in hand Not a good place to start, but a good place to come to.
At nearly two hours, the Seer is over twice as long as it's predecessor, 2010's My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky. "Sundowner" is the sixth solo album from Kevin Morby and an indie rock ode to the twilight hour.
The album features vocals from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs vocalist Karen O, Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker of Low, members of Akron/Family, Ben Frost, Grasshopper from Mercury Rev and former Swans member Jarboe. Bandcamp Album of the Day Oct 15, 2020, Everywhere at the end of timeby The Caretaker, supported by 45 fans who also own “The Seer”, A emotional journey through one the most traumatic experiences anyone can suffer. sam_____popcorn, Bandcamp Daily your guide to the world of Bandcamp, Essential Releases: Cosmic Jazz, No Wave, Experimental Dance and More, Essential Releases: Luk Thung Hip-Hop, Noise Rock, Bossa Nova, and More. The Seer by SWANS, released 17 April 2014 1. bcb723, "Sundowner" is the sixth solo album from Kevin Morby and an indie rock ode to the twilight hour. Absolutely fantastic record, combining the best parts of post-rock, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 20, 2017. The Daughter Brings the Water 8. A Piece of the Sky 11.
Which is why it's awesome. A hybrid sound of post rock, haunting soundscapes and guitar dissonant fury. my copy is signed and also contains a live dvd. This is not hyperbole. Only the Russian one. The more recent TO BE KIND (2014) is more consistent than THE SEER -- it's stronger throughout -- but it does not reach the same heights. "A Piece of the Sky" may be one of the greatest songs ever written.
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