Words / No Words

by Swoon (aka Marc Neys)

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    Tonio (for A. F. Th. van der Heijden)
    On the Stars Outside (with Dena Rash Guzman)
    Darkroom (with Erica Goss)
    Los Informantes (for Juan Gabriel Vasquéz)
    The Marriage Plot (for Jeffrey Eugenides)

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Artist:
Swoon
Album:
Words/No Words
Released:
June 10, 2014
Artist Location:
Belgium

Tape Sold Out

“With deepening contemplations and wondering how far art can go beyond “the surface,” I’ve seen a lot of artists who are quite simply, too thin. Their music, their art, and/or their literature only goes so far, with small scrapings on that barely even scratched “surface.” When it comes to this kind of art, there is no mystery, there is no wonder, there is no pain, and there is no joy. It’s all a haze and a watered down narcissism, and how much more mundane can you get? With life and people already being such an enigma, shouldn’t there be the same darkened allure that comes from them into our artwork?

Swoon’s latest album “Words / No Words” is just that – the allure, the magic, and all the sounds that can never be quite described with words confined into a language. The music of Swoon runs as a parallel line beside curiosity and intrigue on a plane of undiscovered emotion. Within each track title, there is a parenthetical dedication and within each dedication is a combination of noises, effects, and wonderfully obscured soundscapes – which all are constructed through more practicality than just the music in and of itself. In speaking about the music, Marc Neys, (the creator of Swoon,) states “Almost all of my soundscapes are made for video or end up in a video.” The videos and the sounds of Swoon go hand-in-hand. The videos are just as abstract as the songs and the songs are just as audibly stimulating as the videos are visually unique. Using ‘words’ as an important aspect for what fruitions of creativity that comes about, Swoon’s “Words / No Words” is at the forefront in making a deepening complex for how music should sound in moving beyond the surface.”
-Ray Jackson, Already Dead Tapes, 2014

credits

released June 14, 2015

Train Dreams (for Denis Johnson)
River of Light (with Paul Perry)
Goat Mountain (for David Vann)
12 Simple Songs (with Dave Bonta & Nic Sebastian)
Andvake (for Jon Fosse)
The Crowning of Jesters (with David Tomaloff)
All that is (for James Salter)
She Saw (with Michael Dickes)
A nyugalom (for Attila Bartis)
Stoner (for John Williams)
Oir (with Luisa A. Igloria)
Thanatos (for Helmut Krausser)
If I say it was a dream, will you listen (with Meg Tuite)

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Swoon (aka Marc Neys) Mechelen, Belgium

Swoon builds soundscapes & Soundtracks; Shapes are dissociated from their original meaning, layers of meanings are being build upon endlessly. By manipulating the listener to create confusion, he tries to create works in which atmospheric moments of evocation and suspense are not part of a narrative thread. The drama unfolds elsewhere while the build-up of tension is frozen or repeats itself. ... more

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