TIME, KINDNESS, AND TRANSCENDENCE: AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL GIRA

By Christopher Nosnibor

There’s simply no escaping time. In many ways, the inexorable march of time, the constraints of time, and a pervading lack of time defines the human condition. Michael Gira is a magician who has a command over time that is not of this earth. I first made this discovery around 1989, when I was 15 or so…

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SWANS: TO BE KIND

By Christopher Nosnibor

Swans aren’t dead. Not by any stretch. As we all know by now, they’d simply been in hibernation, and all the time Michael Gira was releasing delicate, acoustic-led albums with Angels of light, poison was festering in his veins until Swans were, through artistic necessity, reborn, a magnificent chimera…

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