White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity / Love Of Life [3LP] (LP)


Swans

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Amoeba Review

12/09/2015

In light of the long-running experimental band’s fertile late period, the overlooked records in Swans’ catalog are ripe for reissue. Its early-’90s albums White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity and Love Of Life mark a turning point from the band’s No Wave-oriented material to its current state as shamans of drone and impending doom. Though White Light and Love of Life are bleak from a lyrical standpoint, rarely did Michael Gira and co.’s gloom sound so beautiful, even peaceful. There is muscularity to the hammering beats of White Light’s “Better Than You” and Love of Life’s title track, but much of both albums lurks in 4AD-style goth dressing that feels luxuriously textured. A bonus disc includes a cache of goodies from the era, including Jarboe’s hauntingly sung versions of Nick Drake’s “Black Eyed Dog” and English folk song “Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes.”



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Better Than You
Swans 05:57
2.
Power And Sacrifice
Swans 05:31
3.
You Know Nothing
Swans 05:41


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Song For Dead Time
Swans 05:17
2.
Will We Survive?
Swans 06:32
3.
Love Will Save You
Swans 06:02


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Failure
Swans 05:19
2.
Song For The Sun
Swans 05:01
3.
Miracle Of Love
Swans 06:39


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
When She Breathes
Swans 05:00
2.
Why Are We Alive?
Swans 05:28
3.
The Most Unfortunate Lie
Swans 05:29


Side E Titles
Artist
Length
1.
(---) Pt. 1
Swans 00:15
2.
Love of Life
Swans 03:36
3.
The Golden Boy That Was Swallowed by the Sea
Swans 04:30
4.
(---) Pt. 2
Swans 00:34
5.
(---) Pt. 3
Swans 02:00
6.
The Other Side of the World
Swans 04:33
7.
Her
Swans 05:15
8.
The Sound of Freedom
Swans 04:28


Side F Titles
Artist
Length
1.
(---) Pt. 4
Swans 00:31
2.
Amnesia
Swans 04:11
3.
Identity
Swans 04:30
4.
(---) Pt. 5
Swans 00:56
5.
In the Eyes of Nature
Swans 04:35
6.
She Cries (For Spider)
Swans 04:47
7.
God Loves America
Swans 03:41
8.
(---) Pt. 6
Swans 01:12


Side G Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Amnesia (Long)
Swans
2.
Song for Dead Time [MG Version]
Swans
3.
You Know Everything
Swans
4.
Mother's Milk
Swans
5.
The Child’s Right
Swans
6.
Love of Life (Short)
Swans
7.
Unfortunate Lie [Instrumental Version]
Swans
8.
No Cruel Angel
Swans
9.
Black Eyed Dog
Swans
10.
Love of Life (Long)
Swans
11.
Picture of Maryanne
Swans
12.
Amnesia [Live]
Swans
13.
Dream Dream
Swans
14.
Please Remember Me
Swans
15.
Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes
Swans
16.
The Unknown
Swans
17.
Blood on Your Hands
Swans
18.
A Young Girl Needs
Swans

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