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Boomkat Product Review:
First time vinyl pressing of Swans’ 1996 nod to krautrock, featuring Michael Gira singing in German and previously only available in Germany
’Die Tar Ist Zu’ finds Gira and gang at a crossroads in their oeuvre, with 15 years of blistering rock behind them, they start to feel out new horizons on this album which would be explored in much greater depth on ‘Soundtracks For The Blind’.
“Swans' Die Tür Ist Zu (German for The Door Is Closed) was initially released in 1996 as a prelude to the (then) final Swans album Soundtracks for the Blind. It was only available in Germany and was only released on CD. It has been long out of print. It shares some material w the much longer Soundtracks, but on this record I sing in German. It has never before appeared on vinyl. This release now is a 2xVinyl release, with one of the 4 sides being an etching I designed. I am pleased to throw it out into the hungry, chomping mouth of Record Store Day - Michael Gira / Swans”