I pre-ordered that ages ago, but it's being delivered to the office, and I ain't there till Monday. I haven't actually heard anything from it yet, I'm hoping it does follow through on the promise to be a change of style from the last couple of albums.
Hmm. It's a bit disappointing again, I was hoping for more of a shift of direction, and more variation. The next to last track is excellent, but this might be my last knee-jerk automatic Swans purchase.
I love "The Hanging Man" and "What Is This?" - especially the latter half of that with its gorgeous folkiness and bells - but overall I think it's overlong, sounds quite thin, and it's repetition is monotonous rather than hypnotic and driving.