Beaming down from the sky like a ray of white-hot light intent on saving us from ourselves, the Yellow Swans come up with their second studio record. Their other record was “Bringing The Neon War Home” on Narnack. Although the band has countless releases documenting their live aktions, “Psychic Secession” is a work of uncompromising vision, weaving together all sides of this duo’s 20-sided die. Moments of quiet hum but up against crunchy speaker burners to make this record essential listening.
The last few years have seen the Yellow Swans coat the planet with live dates in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. Songs on this record were road tested in front of this planet’s hungry eyes…. you might have heard “True Union”, which has been a staple of many of these live sets.
This record was originally released in Australia by the Numerical Thief label, and comes to you on LOAD in a remastered format. The new master will allow you to hear the whispered hush, disjointed polyrhthymic attack and squealing how, in a new manner, as the Australian version is a bit noisier.
Song: I Woke Up (excerpt)
Yellow Swans – At All Ends
At All Ends
At All Ends is the third record in the Yellow Swans vast body of work. This record is an assured record of chiming drone and heady pelvic sky fuckery.
New sounds emerge from the YELLOW SWANS camp that are more hushed, and whisper with the logic of deep space. Whereas the last record was a laser beam guided minimal transmission with dark overtones, this new release injects sonic clouds full of pink oxycontin. Guitar lines sketch out a melodic vision that stupifies with hypnotic repetition. Elements of lush drone stretch the proceedings in vast strokes. Yellow Swans veer towards krautrock territory with this new record, and it will go down in the big books as their most beautiful and vibrant record thus far.
Layer upon layer of rich and dense guitar chug build into multi-orgasm songscapes that leave the loins sore and the mind spent. An exhausting journey into pleasure and single-mindedness. FOCUS, FOCUS, FOCUS…
Song: Our Oases