Swans - Love Of Life
Swans' classic album 'Love of Life' (1992) now re-mastered and reissued as a deluxe vinyl edition with an exclusive poster and digital download code. The download includes 18 bonus tracks. 'Love of Life', the band's eighth studio album, followed soon after in 1992. 'Love of Life' continues the astounding creative roll Swans found themselves on. The title track has a quick, rushed pace and pulse, with stabs of further percussion and keyboards to provide underscoring energy to Gira's excellent singing, while 'The Golden Boy That Was Swallowed by the Sea' captures Swans at their most self-consciously mythic, with a subtly descending chord defining the sweeping, string-heavy song as Gira invokes near Blakean images of crowds, shorelines, and the titular boy, laden with deceptively simple power. Jarboe's own vocals, as ever, are exquisite, investing 'The Other Side of the World' and her own lyric 'She Crys (For Spider)' with her beautiful, rich singing. With such further successes as the first gentle then pounding love song 'Her' (combined with a poignant interview clip) and the snarling kick of 'Amnesia' to its overall credit as well, 'Love of Life' unsurprisingly proves to be yet another Swans masterpiece.