Track of the Month:
My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
You know, I never, ever thought I'd hear new material from Swans ever again. So I have to admit that I'm beside myself with joy at it actually happening, and even happier that it is everything I could have hoped for. Eden Prison is a grindingly heavy, pitch dark, anguished howl that only Michael Gira could write - and you can hear it here. The only downside is that the album has been delayed a little, into early October, so I have even longer to wait. Gah! Although this writeup and interview with Gira gives us an insight into the album, and it certainly sounds like it could be brilliant. I live in hope, and more than a little trepidation, despite the quality of this - I guess it's my usual nervousness over my favourite bands reforming...
The Other Nine: