Swans - Cop mp3 album
Cop is the second studio album by American experimental rock band Swans. It was released in 1984, through record label . 22. On Cop, Swans took the style of their previous LP, 1983's Filth, and intensified it, utilizing slower tempos, more tape loops, and even more abrasive musical textures. The lyrics are again concerned with ambiguous themes like physical, often sexual domination and occasionally submission. Some publications recognize Cop as Swans' darkest, most brutal release.
Filth is the debut studio album by American experimental rock band Swans. It was released in 1983 through Neutral Records, following the release of the band's self-titled debut EP in 1982. Though it did not receive much contemporary attention, Filth has since been recognized as ahead of its time and significant to heavy genres of music. Musically, the album is bleak, grinding, and deliberately repetitive, defined by two bassists persistently doubling over the same chord.
Released June 7, 1984. The sophmore album by Swans released in 1984 on .
Makes sense, Swans were experimenting more with dynamics at that point, rather than commencing the onslaught straight away. 2 months ago. It triggers my ASMR. 3 months ago. This was the first Swans tape I had stolen from my brother, wasn't the last lol. Great band! 3 months ag. This album is more like monsters runnin' amok in a moshpit. Killer shit! Metal Up!
More albums from Swans: Feel Good Now by Swans. Omniscience by Swans. My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky by Swans. Anonymous Bodies In An Empty Room by Swans. Swans Are Dead by Swans. View all albums . Cop.
On Cop, Swans took the style of their previous LP, 1983's Filth, and intensified it, utilising slower tempos, more tape loops and even more abrasive musical textures. The lyrics are again concerned with ambiguous themes like physical, often sexual domination and/or submission Cop was remastered by Michael Gira in 1992 for release on CD along with the Young God EP as bonus tracks.
Only for completionists (9%). COP is almost universally deemed SWANS' most brutal album and i doubt anyone could disagree once encountering this seductively repulsive sonic terror. If the guitar dissonance and vocal anguish wasn't enough, the drum and bass experience a hypnotic repertoire that is jagged with off-kilter time signatures that succeed in disrupting melodic flow in every way possible.
Ugly, compelling, and overpowering, Cop remains the pinnacle of Swans' brutal early days.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – K.422
- Copyright (c) – K.422
- Published By – Copyright Control
- Pressed By – MPO
- Recorded At – Vanguard Studios
- Recorded At – Platinum
- Mixed At – Vanguard Studios
- Mixed At – Platinum
- Artwork By – R.H.L.
- Bass – H. Crosby*
- Design [Cover Design] – M. Gira*
- Drums, Tape [Tapes] – R. Mosimann*
- Engineer [Additionals] – Lo*, Thirlwell*, Erskine*, Prosser*
- Engineer [N.Y.C.] – Jonathan Thayer, Mark Berry
- Engineer [Zürich] – Harry Lombardi, Voco
- Guitar – N. Westberg*
- Music By [Music] – Swans
- Photography By [Back Cover Photos] – Lee Ranaldo
- Producer [Produced By] – Gira*, Mosimann*
- Sleeve Notes – Michael Gira
- Vocals [Vocal], Tape [Tapes] – M. Gira*
- Words By [Words] – M. Gira*
Notes℗ 1984 K.422 © 1984 K.422
Recorded/mixed at Vanguard, N.Y.C., and Platinum, Zürich. Feb'84-May'84.
Thanks: Markus, Thirlwell.
Matte black inner sleeve features gold-printed lyrics.
On front cover:
This record is designed to be played at maximum volume.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): MPO KCC 1 A²
- Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): MPO KCC 1 B²
|none||Swans||Cop (Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial)||Total Age rec.||none||Unknown|
|SP25-5205||Swans||Cop (LP, Album)||Far East Metal Syndicate||SP25-5205||Japan||1985|