Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
After Swans, Gira enters a Delusional world of sound
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone expecting anything like early Swans from M. Gira's new (mostly) instrumental experiment will be very disappointed... This is "psychoambient" music that doesn't fall into any category. Essentially one long song cut into ten segueways, "One of Three" is like a long, strange dream. Sometimes it's a beautiful dream, with former Swans partner Jarboe doing a particularly pretty vocal take over a sample of the seminal Swans classic, "I Crawled." Some of the rest is equally intense, strange (the "Yuppa Hi Yaye" lady...you'll see) or just interesting. A few moments seem to skip around a bit, and not everything works, but by the time you get to the last 5:20, a mesmerizing piece that cuts off just like a dream interuppted, you won't care about anything. You will be a creature of bliss. Hurrah for Gira for composing such an original, and delusional, piece."
phil kavanaugh | Philadelphia-Metro Area, United States | 12/08/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"totally instrumental,except for some jibberish, and some crying. the flow is a bit uneven, but i'm not sure it was supposed to be even so whatever, right? one of these trax is a nice guitar ditty with a sampled infant screaming (recorded during the kid's circumcision) in the foreground. yikes! the last track i find to be one of the most compelling things i've ever heard for some reason. proof that you can speak volumes without saying a word..kudos.."
An ecstatic journey!
chicken_fish | Sydney, Australia | 03/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"gira departs from the equally poignant swans style, and offers us something so absolutely vitally worthwhile... body lovers will take you to a delicate wilderness in your mind, and upon emerging from the cocoon of sound seventy odd minutes later, the world will seem all the more of a beautiful place. Buy this, and it might just change your life..."