The Body Lovers / The Body Haters

January 1, 1998 | Format: MP3

$17.98
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Time
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30
1
13:57
30
2
5:32
30
3
10:00
30
4
6:13
30
5
5:01
30
6
5:20
30
7
3:53
30
8
8:51
30
9
8:54
30
10
5:40
Disc 2
30
1
10:38
30
2
34:09
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 3, 2005
  • Release Date: January 1, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Young God
  • Copyright: 1998 Young God
  • Total Length: 1:58:08
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  • ASIN: B000S58D3S
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #376,238 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Peter Uys HALL OF FAME on July 28, 2008
Format: Audio CD
This 2-disc set combines the Body Lovers & Haters albums that were released separately in 1998. The repackaged Body albums offer lots of illustrations, particularly of private parts and pigs. The Lovers album, Michael Gira's first project after the dissolution of Swans, takes one on a 73-minute journey through sulphurous, scary & ecstatic dreamscapes where industrial passages and mechanical drones alternate with swirling symphonic textures and simple acoustic segments. The word "movement" is the more apt since it is one piece of music uninterrupted by the division into 10 tracks, although these are helpful for describing the chronological progression.

The first is a maelstrom of polyphonic drones, synths & stringed instruments plus ghostly vocals that may be samples or synthetic constructions. The promising beginning of the second, a bucolic blend of gentle chimes & accordion, is cruelly aborted by the sudden intrusion of sobbing which is harrowing in its authenticity. When the weeping stops the track reverts to a somewhat chastened pastoral state with an acoustic guitar, flute and simple melody. The pattern of high-pitched chimes & drones in the 4th movement is disturbed by manic eruptions of drumming resembling machine-gun fire in its rapidity.

Cohesion is maintained by consistently undulating rhythms & a vague pattern of rising & falling cadences. The music occasionally enters areas reminiscent of artists like Popol Vuh, in particular
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Santagiuliana Daniele on June 21, 2011
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... This disc has the same mindset of "Soundtracks For The Blind" by Swans, after all the way to produce the record was the same: cut-ups of grooves, drones, and other sonic fragments that Mr. Gira collected over the years... but this disc is a little "anonymous" in front of other great works with the same experimental vein as the Swans' record I would reccomend much more instead of this one (and still I'm a great fan of Mr. Gira!, but for this I can find more interesting experiments in "Soundtracks For The Blind"!!!).
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