Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Swans documentary, Czech Republic 1997

this band were pretty cool, based around michael gira and his bitch (i think) jarboe, they made some of the most interesting and darkest music of the last twenty years. their contempories such as killdozer, big black and sonic youth made similar din but none made a bigger impact on todays bands (mostly the darker ones, such as isis, converge, today is the day and even mogwai) as gira and his band. when swans broke up gira formed Angels of Light, again a very influential band, devendra banhart started off touring as part of this band i think. a lot less agressive than swans but just as moving. when jacob bannon (converge) was asked about what he thought of emo music he said if he wanted to listen to something emotional or moving he would listen to angels of light. there!

4 comments:

magooo said...

good find, rob.

robvanhalen said...

i wish i had found their stuff when i was sixteen, cos that was the kinda stuff i was really into. while now im into the game and jay z.

Daithi said...

was a big swans fan back in the day (fck Im old) but I'd have to disagree and say no-one was more influential than big black....

robvanhalen said...

jesus, always on my back this one! yeah mabey more influential in general, but swans sound has more affect on music right now than big black. big black do fucking rock though...grandad! jokes!