Guitarist Norman Westberg: From Avant-Rock with Swans to Ambient Mystery Solo

By Bradley Bambarger <2019>

As the primary guitarist in heavy avant-rock band Swans, Norman Westberg has for years contributed to often overwhelming waves of volume with a mix of the rhythmically slashing and the harmonically sensual. Solo, he has developed a sound that’s oceanic but in a much different way. Westberg makes the six…