23 June 2023
MOJO: “44 minutes of scourging song broken up by ambient drone, terrifying
din and choral interludes – is both uncompromising and brilliant.” Score: 8/10.
TUTV: Michael Gira is one of those veteran music addicts who will never quit
and when he must go, it will be in a recording studio or on stage. But first this
16th longplayer. Welcome to Gira‘s labyrinth-mind where the sun doesn’t shine.
The Beggar is a 44-minute-long nightdream. Chilling, far-out and ghostly. An enigmatic
record where only Gira finds his way through 11 psychedelic jams in slo-mo. Swans do
not rock out here, they create a trance-like atmosphere for daredevils. Fascinating
and highly intriguing. Goosebumps accomplishment.
Singles: Paradise Is Mine / Los Angeles: City Of Death
– PARADISE IS MINE –
A 10-minute hypnotic slo-mo jam.
– LOS ANGELES/ CITY OF DEATH –
Wouldn’t have been out of place on.
a Velvet Underground