Featuring Jarboe of New York industrial pioneers Swans
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Trained classically in opera and jazz vocals, Jane Jarboe would seem an unexpected choice for membership in one of New York’s heaviest and most dissonant bands when she joined Swans in 1985. As keyboard player and vocalist with the industrial pioneers between 1985 and 1998, however, she flourished as a core member of Swans at the peak of their genre defining career; there have been few bands since able to match their aggression during the period of Jarboe’s participation. Since leaving Swans, she has continued to innovate, turning out her own dark industrial dirges as the Living Jarboe, and collaborating with the likes of a Perfect Circle and Neurosis.