I Am Not Insane is a 2010 album by Michael Gira.
Michael Rolfe Gira was born February 19, 1954 in Los Angeles, California to Alice (née Shulte), originally from Iowa, and Robert Pierre Gira. His mother was an alcoholic, and Gira spent much of his early life caring for his younger brother . After dissolving Swans in 1997 Gira released a solo album under his own name and began a new musical direction with Angels of Light, which are a quieter, more acoustic-based group than Swans. Gira also spent time experimenting with soundscapes, found sound, and loops with The Body Lovers, The Body Haters project. Songs for a Dog. Lumberton Trading Co. 2010.
I Am Not Insane Tracklist. Released to raise money for the then upcoming Swans album My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky, this record includes home recordings of most of the songs on that album. It was limited to 1000 CD copies, each cover personally drawn by Gira. I Am Not Insane Q&A. Producers Michael Gira. Writers Michael Gira. More Michael Gira albums. Drainland.
Also in 1999, Gira released his first Angels of Light project, New Mother. Near the end of the 20th century, Gira also took complete control of his musical destiny by founding his Young God Records label. The album The Angels of Light Sing Other People arrived in 2005, and We Are Him followed in August 2007.
Michael Gira – Solo Recordings At Home 2001. Michael Gira – I Am Singing to You From My Room. Michael Gira – Songs For a Dog. Michael Gira – I Am Not Insane (CD/DVD). Also of note were these items. posting here for sentimental reasons! : Angels of Light – We Were Alive. Michael Gira – I Am Not Insane (folio of drawings). My Best! - Michael Gira 2012.
Somniloquist Gira, Michael. Whiskey Johnny by Michael Gira on Son Of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys.
Listen to tracks here. No Words/No Thoughts. Listen to 'No Words/No Thoughts' here. The Quietus says: What appears at first to be field recordings of church bells (but is actually percussion) and squealing, workshop band saws slicing through timber set the tone for what is a serious but beautiful album. A statement of labour and love. I wanted my voice to sound like the weightless vocals of certain very early Pink Floyd songs here, but it's hopeless with a voice as cantankerous as mine. So now we're off on a new journey, by reigniting swans I've unlocked the trunk where I'd trapped my demon brother. Now that he's out again I am wrestling with him and am determined this time to not only kill him, but all his friends and family as well.
|A1||Promise Of Water|
|A4||Rose Of Los Angeles|
|A5||God Damn The Sun|
|B4||Waiting Beside Viragio|
|B5||Mean Monster Mike|
|LUMB004||Michael Gira||Songs For A Dog (LP, Comp, W/Lbl)||Lumberton Trading Company||LUMB004||UK & Europe||2006|