Shopping For Records: Swans reissue White Light from the Mouth of Infinity and Love of Life

Young Gods Records will be releasing two new Swans reissues on December 4th, White Light from the Mouth of Infinity and Love of Life.  So, to anyone reading this, my 39th birthday is right before Christmas if you were looking for gift ideas. 

White Light from the Mouth of Infinity and Love of Life were originally released in '91 and '92 respectively, likely buried beneath a greasy, sweaty wannabe-subculture driven by teen angst, flannel, alt-marketing and MTV.  I know these albums definitely slipped past my radar since I was as immersed in all the alt-mania as everyone else was at the time.  First runs of the albums will be issued as limited edition box sets with CD, vinyl and digital versions to follow once the sets have been bought up.  You can read more about the reissues below.  All info was provided by Howlin' Wuelf Media. 

You can also listen to both albums here:  

Swans continue their remastered reissues series on Young God Records in North America and Mute in other territories with the release of White Light from the Mouth of Infinity and Love of Life on December 4, 2015. You can hear the music here:

The two albums will be initially released as a limited vinyl box set, presented in the original restored artwork, which includes paintings by Deryk Thomas. The 2500 micron black lined box - with original logo in silver foil block in black paper - will also include 2 rare posters, a CD of outtakes, rarities, contemporaneous live recordings and a download code for both albums.

In addition, White Light from the Mouth of Infinity and Love of Life will be available as a 3xCD set (which will include the bonus disc), as well as individual albums on vinyl and digitally.

Preorders are available now from:Â
White Light from the Mouth of Infinity, Swans' seventh studio album originally released in 1991, is considered the starting point for the second section of Swans' inimitable history. Described as "...the glistening, glimmering sounds of the pensive countryside" by Stereogum, this will be the first time White Light from the Mouth of Infinity has been available on vinyl since its original release on Young God Records in 1991. The vinyl issue will include the track 'Blind', not included in the original release. 

Love of Life, the band's eighth studio album, followed soon after in 1992. According to Allmusic's Ned Ragget, "Love of Life continues the astounding creative roll Swans found themselves on ... yet another Swans masterpiece."  The vinyl version of this album has also been unavailable since its original release. 

Michael Gira recently announced that Swans are currently working on their last album in this "current incarnation". The basic tracks and vocals were completed last month at Sonic Ranch studio in Texas with John Congleton as engineer, with Michael Gira producing. Further work will continue in Seattle and Berlin and the new album is expected to be released on Young God Records in North America and Mute Records in other territories in late spring 2016. /

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