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Sydney Morning Herald Glowing Man Review

Swans
THE GLOWING MAN

(Mute/Create Control)
★★★★

The Glowing Man is, according to Michael Gira, a record in which the Swans leader – 62 years old, 14 LPs in – stares into the face of mortality, infinity, God. It sounds like it, too; such lofty thematic ambition matched across a two-hour triple-album striving for the firmament, the transcendent. Its road-tested, drone-laced, doom-etched jams are foreboding, colossal. The opening suite, Cloud Of Forgetting/Cloud Of Unknowing is 38 minutes of thunderous drums, storm and stress; the title-track a 28-minute opus of agitato guitars and fervent moans. It ends with Finally Peace, whose sing-song mantra and tender harmonies find, at last, equanimity, acceptance.  Anthony Carew

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/eg-album-reviews-june-17-20160609-gpfbkt

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