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decalaced
PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:15 pm  Reply with quote
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Just got the email:
http://younggodrecords.com/products/the-gate

Nice package options Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:31 pm  Reply with quote
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Thank you for the heads-up, sir! I'm always on board for crowd funding the new Swans album.

Option 2 OR D.A.R. ED.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:06 pm  Reply with quote
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I was just coming to post this.
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Option 6 for me. With the end possibly nigh thought I'd take the opportunity to show my decades old appreciation and chip in a bit more. Option 7 would have been cool but a touch out of the price range.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:14 pm  Reply with quote
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send us a simple self portrait using your cell phone or computer photo device (see example below) and m.gira will draw a portrait of you using your photo as a guide. Best efforts will be made at obtaining a likeness but not guaranteed!


MUHAHAHA!! This is so hipsterish even for Swans. the clap! Donut
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:24 pm  Reply with quote
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nothinger wrote:
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send us a simple self portrait using your cell phone or computer photo device (see example below) and m.gira will draw a portrait of you using your photo as a guide. Best efforts will be made at obtaining a likeness but not guaranteed!


MUHAHAHA!! This is so hipsterish even for Swans. the clap! Donut




Maybe so but I still think its cool...



:twirls moustache and puts on skinny jeans:

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:23 am  Reply with quote
bent on world D.A.R.mination!


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Damn it these things have all sold out before I could get them every time hes done this!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:40 pm  Reply with quote
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Shipping on october 1'st apparently!

Oh, and it was option 4 for me again this time. Executive producer ftw!!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:33 pm  Reply with quote
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Can't wait for this!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:07 am  Reply with quote
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I've been watvhing tons of videos of the most recent tour, and although the sound quality isn't the best, I keep getting back to this one. It pretty much captures the whole idea, you just have to imagine that it is the loudest thing you have ever heard...

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwRo1BHpHh8[/youtube]

Oh, and I am shit at embedding youtube links....

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:45 am  Reply with quote
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nhtp wrote:
Oh, and I am shit at embedding youtube links....

Just replace https by http...


Link To The YouTube Page Containing The Above Video

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Bernard wrote:
nhtp wrote:
Oh, and I am shit at embedding youtube links....

Just replace https by http...


Link To The YouTube Page Containing The Above Video


Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:04 pm  Reply with quote
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Black Hole Sun????!! Shocked Confused Cool

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:50 am  Reply with quote
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The Gate is IN THE HOUSE!!!!

Now all I need is to get time to listen to it....

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:05 pm  Reply with quote
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My copy came yesterday.... MASSIVE.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:30 pm  Reply with quote
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This is on its way to me and I certainly hope it is better than To Be Kind. That album was a MASSIVE let down. It's an ok album on its own but quite possibly one of the weakest offerings in Swans/Gira's oeuvre. Not Here/Not Now on the other hand is a mega-heavy slab of righteousness and I hope this new on lives up to that.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:44 pm  Reply with quote
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Well this is seriously brilliant.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:05 am  Reply with quote
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I really want to write something long and detailed about this, but just don't have the time!

It's good though.. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:26 am  Reply with quote
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Listened once. Not bowled over. It's not as good as Not Here. And man, I REALLY don't like that song Just a Boy. I also can't get behind the Jim Morrison-Shamanistic-yelpy thing. It's a bit embarrassing really. I'll listen more and see if it's a grower.

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I Don't Need God wrote:
Listened once. Not bowled over. It's not as good as Not Here. And man, I REALLY don't like that song Just a Boy. I also can't get behind the Jim Morrison-Shamanistic-yelpy thing. It's a bit embarrassing really. I'll listen more and see if it's a grower.


I'm with you, even after quite a listening to it quite a bit.

My first impression was that the bass lacked a bit of the punch that I remember from the live show. But I think that this is simply due to my ear-plugs drowning a bit to much of the high-end when seeing them live. I think I can live with this, even though the bass grooves really are my favourite part of this version of swans. After all, Westberg does make som pretty awesome sounds!

The overall feel of the show pretty much resembles my live experience also. In a few places I was wishing they would move along just a bit quicker, but that just made the impact of the highlights even bigger.

Frankie M
This is just fantastic! The intro to this seems to have changed substantially over the tour, in some of the first clips I found it was almost ambient. This version is slightly more harsh, and I really like it. The song itself is prima Gira.

A little god in my hands
I absolutely love this song love! The bass is just crunching all the way through, and the guitar parts in the second 'verse' are almost hypnotic. Funny how Gira in the liner notes seems to be glad to never have to play this again, but I guess this is just because it can't get any better!

Just a little boy
I'm with IDNG here, the Not Here/Not Now version is a lot better. The tempo is a too low, and Giras vocal is too much. Fortunately the actual climax in the end lasts longer than when I saw them.

Apost/Cloud of unforming
Gira talks very positive about this, and I guess that is because it shows how the band would all of a sudden improvise and create something new, But really, The Apostate is better heard elsewhere, and the impro section lacks focus.

Cloud of forgetting
I really like the initial groove and build up, but in the end it doesn't really go anywhere. I was bored at this point.

Bring the sun/Black eyed man
SWANS! This is it. With a climax like this, I can forgive almost everything. I just remember being absolutely crushed by the opening loud chord of Bring the sun, and then they just continue for what seems like hours to annihilate everything. And when the bass groove kicks in, I'm in heaven. Especially after Gira stops playing guitar Wink

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