Artist: Raised by Swans
Album: No Ghostless Place
Genre mix of: (mellow) post-rock, (mellow) indie rock,
dream pop, (mellow) shoegaze
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Raised by Swans is the solo musical project and alter ego of Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eric Howden. Conceived of in 1998, the name Raised By Swans was inspired by a cathartic dream Howden had after leaving his previous band The Gandharvas, and relies on the use of a homonym (‘raise’: to rear; to elevate’) to simultaneously convey a sense of both connection and freedom.
Howden composes his haunting, contemplative songs using a multi-track recorder, guitar, bass, drum machine, and keyboard, meticulously writing all parts for all instruments, as well as all the lyrics. This process contributes to his relatively slow recording and releasing pace.?
Songs from both Raised By Swans’ independently released full-length albums? (Codes and Secret Longing, 2005) and No Ghostless Place, 2010) have made fans of some influential and well-respected filmmakers. Academy Award and Palm d’Or nominated director Atom Egoyan included three songs from Codes and Secret Longing in his film, Adoration (2009) and two songs from No Ghostless Place, in his newest film Chloe (2010). The live version of the band also appears as itself in a scene in Chloe, which stars Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried and Liam Neeson. The band’s appearance in the film has garnered them new fans all over the world.
favorite discovery of the last few months, highly recommended.
new link, goodbye MF.
1 We Were Never Young 2:57
2 Hail of Arrows 5:03
3 Secret Garden / S.C. 4:58
4 Easier 2:50
5 Night Fighter 2:49
6 By an Ion 3:21
7 How Do These Hearts Unfold 4:05
8 The Waiting's Over 5:01
9 Old Fires 3:35
10 The Past Is the Prey 6:03
11 Longer Shadows, Shorter Days 5:33
12 There's Hope Yet 3:27
13 North of Light's End 3:04