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Old 2008-07-23, 11:41
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Swans

I'd heard this name thrown around every now and then. I remember Maynard Keenan mentioning them, and then I was listening to an interview a few months ago with Nils Fryktal of SGM saying how big of an influence they are to him so I checked out their album "Children of God".

I'm totally digging it. The music usually consists of a very minimalistic, infinitely repeating pulsing background with hypnotic vocals making great textures. Its equally crushing and gentle. I like this explanation I found on Wiki: "..Swans' focus was raw rhythm and abrasive textures, usually eschewing melody for visceral power. They became known for their abrasive experimental and post-industrial sound."

Definitely not for everyone, but some of you may enjoy it - looking in Mansley's direction and maybe the odd ball here that likes their music with a side of weird.

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