Swans neustes Studioalbum, The Glowing Man, erscheint am 17.06.16 via Mute/GoodToGo.
The Glowing Man wird als Doppel-CD, Deluxe-Dreifach-Vinyl (im Triple-Gatefold-Cover inklusive Poster und Download) veröffentlicht. Zudem gibt es eine limitierte Doppel-CD/DVD, die eine Live-Performance der Swans von letztem Jahr zeigt.
Der Veröffentlichung von The Glowing Man, die Sänger und Swans-Kopf Michael Gira als letztes Album der Swans in ihrer „gegenwärtigen Inkarnation” verstanden wissen will, wird eine extensive Welt-Tournee folgen, die die Band auch in unsere Breiten führt.
Swans formierten sich 1982, lösten sich 1997 auf und fanden ab 2010 erneut zusammen. In ihrer letzten Phase veröffentlichten sie die Alben My Father Will Guide Me
Up A Rope To The Sky (2010), The Seer (2012) und To Be Kind (2014).
EIN GRUSS VON MICHAEL GIRA
“In 2009 when I made the decision to restart my musical group, Swans, I had no idea where it would lead. I knew that if I took the road of mining the past or revisiting the catalog, that it would be fruitless and stultifying. After much thought about how to make this an adventure that would instead lead the music forward into unexpected terrain, I chose the five people with whom to work that I believed would most ably provide a sense of surprise, and even uncertainty, while simultaneously embodying the strength and confidence to ride the river of intention that flows from the heart of the sound wherever it
would lead us - and what’s the intention? LOVE!
And so finally this LOVE has now led us, with the release of the new and final recording from this configuration of Swans, The Glowing Man, through four albums (three of which contain more complexity, nuance and scope than I would have ever dreamed possible), several live releases, various fundraiser projects, countless and seemingly endless tours and rehearsals, and a generally exhausting regimen that has left us stunned but still invigorated and thrilled to see this thing through to its conclusion. I hereby thank my brothers and collaborators for their commitment to whatever truth lies at the center of the sound. I’m decidedly not a Deist, but on a few occasions – particularly in live performance – it’s been my privilege, through our collective efforts, to just barely grasp something of the infinite in the sound and experience generated by a force that is definitely greater than all of us combined. When talking with audience members after the shows or through later correspondence, it’s also been a true privilege to discover they’ve experienced something like this too. Whatever the force is that has led us through this extended excursion, it’s been worthwhile for many of us, and I’m grateful for what has been the most consistently challenging and fulfilling period of my musical life.
Going forward, post the touring associated with The Glowing Man, I’ll continue to make music under the name Swans, with a revolving cast of collaborators. I have little idea what shape the sound will take, which is a good thing. Touring will definitely be less extensive, I’m certain of that! Whatever the future holds, I’ll miss this particular locus of human and musical potential immensely: Norman Westberg, Kristof Hahn, Phil Puleo, Christopher Pravdica, Thor Harris, and myself mixed in there somewhere, too.”