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The Seer

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TypeStudio Full-length
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GenresExperimental Rock, Post-Rock, Drone, Noise Rock, Neofolk
LabelsYoung God Records, Mute
Length1:59:13
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The Seer Information

Track listing (Songs)

Title Length Rating Votes
Disc 1
1. Lunacy 6:09 - 0
2. Mother of the World 9:57 - 0
3. The Wolf 1:35 - 0
4. The Seer 32:14 - 0
5. The Seer Returns 6:17 - 0
6. 93 Ave. B Blues 5:21 - 0
7. The Daughter Brings the Water 2:40 - 0
Disc 2
1. Song for a Warrior 3:58 - 0
2. Avatar 8:51 - 0
3. A Piece of the Sky 19:10 - 0
4. The Apostate 23:01 - 0

Line-up (Members)

  • Michael Gira : Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Harmonica, Keyboards [Casio], Sounds
  • Christoph Hahn : Lap Steel Guitars, Electric Guitar, Voice
  • Norman Westberg : Electric Guitar, Voice
  • Phil Puleo : Drums, Percussion, Dulcimer [Hammer Dulcimer], Voice
  • Thor Harris : Drums, Percussion, Bells [Orchestral Bells], Dulcimer [Hammer Dulcimer], Violin [Handmade Violin Thing], Vibraphone, Piano, Clarinet, Voice
  • Christopher Pravdica : Bass Guitar, Voice, Incredible Handshake
  • Bill Rieflin : Piano, Organ, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Keyboards [Casio], Synthesizer, Bass Guitar, Voice, Bird Idea

Guest / session musicians

  • Cassis Staudt : Accordion
  • Caleb Mulkerin : Accordion, Vocals, Dulcimer, Guitar, Piano, Instruments (track 5)
  • Colleen Kinsella : Accordion, Vocals, Dulcimer, Guitar, Piano, Instruments (track 5)
  • Dana Janssen : Backing Vocals (track 10)
  • Jarboe : Backing Vocals (track 5, 10), Voice Collage (track 10)
  • Miles Seaton : Backing Vocals (track 10)
  • Seth Olinsky : Backing Vocals (track 10)
  • Iain Graham : Bagpipes (track 4)
  • Bob Rutman : Cello (track 4)
  • Jane Scarpantoni : Cello
  • Stefan Rocke : Contrabassoon (track 4)
  • Kevin McMahon : Additional Drums (track 5), Electric Guitar, Sounds
  • Bruce Lamont : Horn (track 4)
  • Shon Mahoney : Jew's Harp (track 5)
  • Karen O : Lead Vocals (track 8)
  • Sean Mackowiak : Acoustic Mandolins, Electric Mandolins, Clarinet
  • Bryce Goggin : Piano (track 8)
  • Ben Frost : Fire Sounds (acoustic and synthetic) (track 10)
  • Eszter Balint : Violin
  • Alan Parker : Co-vocals (track 1)
  • Mimi Parker : Co-vocals (track 1)

Production staff / artist

  • Michael Gira : Producer
  • Simon Henwood : Artwork, Paintings, Photography
  • Adam Sachs : Additional Recording Assistant At Trout
  • Bryce Goggin : Additional Recording Engineer At Trout
  • Doug Henderson : Mastering
  • Jamal Ruhe : Pre-mastering
  • Kevin McMahon : Mixing, Recording
  • Boris Wilsdorf : Assistant Recording
  • Marco Paschke : Assistant Recording
Additional notes
Recorded at Studio P4 and Andere Baustelle in Berlin, and at Marcata Studio, Gardiner, NY. Additional recording at Trout Recording, Brooklyn, NY.
Mixed at Marcata.
Mastered at Micro-Moose Berlin. Pre-mastering at West Westside Music.

Swans Discography

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(1988) EP - 0 0
(1989) Studio - 0 0
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(1992) Studio - 0 0
(2010) Studio - 0 0
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(2019) Studio - 0 0