Published Oct 15, 2015While Swans are apparently putting work into their "final album" as their current iteration, Michael Gira is also in the midst of reissuing the iconic New York unit's massive catalogue. They'll next be piecing together 1991's White Light from the Mouth of Infinity and 1992's Love of Life as a box set release.
The reissue lands December 4 via Young God Records/Mute on quadruple LP and as a three-CD set. The collection comes housed in a "2500 micron black lined box" that has been screened with silver ink, while the albums feature restored artwork from Deryk Thomas. Posters will also be included in the package. The recordings have likewise been remastered.
In addition to the vinyl copies of the two albums, which are getting their first official pressings since the early '90s, the box set also comes with a bonus CD of "outtakes and contemporaneous live recordings." This is likewise the third disc in the CD package.
White Light from the Mouth of Infinity is Swans' seventh album and has been augmented for this reissue to include the track "Blind." The complementary Love of Life was delivered a year later and is now being preserved along with the preceding LP as one cohesive release.
To help tease the package, Swans are now streaming White Light from the Mouth of Infinity number "Love Will Save You."
It's added that once the vinyl box sells out, they'll be delivering separate pressings of White Light from the Mouth of Infinity and Love of Life. You can find out more info over here.
As previously reported, there is also new music on the way from Gira and his band of post-punk decadents. They recently issued the concert-recorded The Gate collection, which is already sold out, but some of those songs will make their way onto the outfit's next proper studio LP.
Gira had previously explained that it will be the last Swans album made by the current lineup of lineup of himself, guitarist Norman Westerg, pedal steel player Kristof Hahn, percussionist Thor Harris, drummer Phil Puleo and bassist Christopher Pravdica.