Boomkat Product Review:
Seven Swans, is the mighty Sufjan Stevens' sparse and intimate fourth album. The Detroit-raised Brooklynite deals here with the gospel issues, raised on Michigan, only slightly rougher and sparsely arranged. Predominantly banjo-led - this is mighty sincere stuff folks and we love it, most sincerely. Electric intrusions are judged and delivered beautifully - climaxing only in the right places, and shaping a whole spun and woven listening experience. Sufjan has a way of turning moments of profound mournfulness on their head til they begin to resemble something exultant and life affirming. "Seven Swans" predicts the Apocalypse, Sufjan's ominous banjo is swamped by crashing piano and a terrifying chorus of "He is the Lord!", a very memorable moment on a hugely enjoyable piece of work. a must!