Making long albums and long songs is nothing new for experimental rockers, Swans. Previous lp, The Seer, had a track with a 32:14 running time. To Be Kind, takes things one step further, introducing ‘Bring the sun/Touissant L’Ouverture’ totalling a colossal 34:05 minutes in length. It makes 'Shine on you Crazy Diamond' look radio-friendly. Unfortunately, I don't have the time nor the patience for long albums these days. I have the attention span of a toddler, and have always preferred concise records. Immediate stimuli has more of a lasting effect on me. This review is already boring me and I haven’t even got started yet. To demonstrate how short my attention span is, I'm going to add some instantly gratifying pictures of funny cats and half-naked women.
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If you can find the time, give this album a listen. Its not easy-going and is purposely unfriendly on the ears, but as a sinister atmosphere producer its gripping and extremely impressive - a true piece of art.