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The Glowing Man

The Glowing Man (2016) is the last of the /nu/-swans trilogy along with The Seer and To Be Kind. Unlike the other two, it does not get talked often and not popular among general public, even /mu/. However among the swans connoisseurs, it is agreed upon as the best release of Swans by far. Even the so-called 'filler' tracks are essential to the experience of The Glowing Man.

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Track Listing[]

  1. Cloud of Forgetting - 12:43
  2. Cloud of Unknowing - 25:12
  3. The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black - 14:32
  4. People Like Us - 5:24
  5. Frankie M. - 20:54
  6. When Will I Return? - 5:24
  7. The Glowing Man - 28:53
  8. Finally, Peace. - 6:18


  • The red hand on the cover signifies Michael Kira's obsession with female hands.
  • The track "The World Looks Red / The World Looks Black" contains lyrics written by frontman Michael Gira that were used in the Sonic Youth song "The World Looks Red" in 1983 the album Confusion Is Sex.
  • The final track "Finally, Peace." ends with a dot, signaling its end to only this album but as the whole trilogy.