[dropcap]The[/dropcap] NYC Post Rockers, Noise heads and No Wavers Swans, whichever period you prefer, continue the reissue series of their back catalogue with White Light From The Mouth of Infinity, first released in 1991, and Love of Life, first released in 1992. White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity is considered to be the starting point of Swans’ second part of their career, introducing new elements to the band’s teeth grinding Noise Rock attacks, and elements of Folk and orchestral music, and Love of Life followed that path.
Both reissues will include an extended set of bonus material. First issued as a limited edition vinyl box with the restored original artwork and paintings of Deryk Thomas, the band logo in silver foil block in black paper and two rare posters and a CD with out-takes, rarities and contemporary live material and a download code.
But there is also news about Michael Gira’s recently announced end of their current incarnation that started in 2010 with the release of My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky that brought us albums like The Seer and, most recently, To Be Kind in 2014. This incarnation’s final album will be called The Gate and the basic tracks and vocals have been recorded, so a release is coming significantly closer, though as no definite release date has been announced so far; according to Mute and Michael Gira’s own Young God Records, it can be expected in late spring 2016.
Pre-order links can be found here, for the vinyl box click here, while the 3 CD edition box set can be ordered here. You can listen to the extended version of Love of Life, which will be available for the first time on the bonus disc, for the first time in the video linked above.