Die Tür ist zu (German for The Door Is Closed) is an album by the American rock band Swans, initially released in 1996 only in Germany as a CD, and later released worldwide on vinyl on Record Store Day 2018.
This release continues a series of recordings of Erikki-Sven Tuur's works. Tuur has written symphonies, concertos as well as commissions by various well-known orchestras. This album contains two concertos featuring the rising Finnish clarinetist Christoffer Sundqvist and star violinist Pekka Kuusisto together with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hannu Lintu. Clarinet Concerto Peregrinus Ecstaticus was written to a commission by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and premiered together with the soloist Sundqvist and Lintu in 2013.
After 4 years Men From Spectre strike back with their new masterpiece album 'Claw'. This time Men From Spectre dive even deeper into the Mathmos of the late 1960s and early 1970s and deliver with the quality of a Swiss made clockwork the ultimate Retro-Dance-Party album. The sound and music of 'Claw' is so mind blowing authentic, that you feel immediate been taken on a trip by a time machine into the decade of Hippies and Flower Power. Hammond-sounds, 1960s Garage, Beat and Psychedelic Rock and a hard knocking rhythm section melt to a fire work of an absolute superlative!