Album artwork for My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky by Swans

Reissue on Mute of the 2010 album. After a 13-year hiatus Swans prove they've still got it Michael Gira's decision to revive Swans after a 13-year hiatus pays dividends with this striking, often startling, album that marries the brutalism of 'Greed', the lyricism of 'Love Of Life' and 'Soundtracks Of The Blind''s bold experimentation. The charmingly-titled 'You Fucking People Make Me Sick' features a creepy turn by Gira protege Devendra Banhart, 'Jim', a tribute song to musical maverick Foetus, has a wonderfully unexpected 'na-na-na-na' chorus, while the cacophonous opening of 'No Words / No Thoughts' and the pulverising guitar barrage of 'Eden Prison' is beauty at its very bleakest. Make no mistake, Gira has his mojo back and Swans are very much alive.

Swans

My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky

Mute
Album artwork for My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky by Swans
CD

£11.99

Released 10/03/2014Catalogue Number

cdstumm362

Album artwork for My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky by Swans
LP

£27.99

Released 10/03/2014Catalogue Number

stumm362

Swans

My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky

Mute
Album artwork for My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky by Swans
CD

£11.99

Released 10/03/2014Catalogue Number

cdstumm362

Album artwork for My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky by Swans
LP

£27.99

Released 10/03/2014Catalogue Number

stumm362

Reissue on Mute of the 2010 album. After a 13-year hiatus Swans prove they've still got it Michael Gira's decision to revive Swans after a 13-year hiatus pays dividends with this striking, often startling, album that marries the brutalism of 'Greed', the lyricism of 'Love Of Life' and 'Soundtracks Of The Blind''s bold experimentation. The charmingly-titled 'You Fucking People Make Me Sick' features a creepy turn by Gira protege Devendra Banhart, 'Jim', a tribute song to musical maverick Foetus, has a wonderfully unexpected 'na-na-na-na' chorus, while the cacophonous opening of 'No Words / No Thoughts' and the pulverising guitar barrage of 'Eden Prison' is beauty at its very bleakest. Make no mistake, Gira has his mojo back and Swans are very much alive.