by Yellow Swans
Released: Feb 2010
There's a wry joke in the name of this album from the feted noise duo Yellow Swans; while recording it, they already knew it would be their last. And what a swan song it is: Taming the more explosive, acerbic urges it explored across countless cassette and CD-R releases, the group reveals its sensitive side across long, brooding ambient cuts recalling Fennesz or Tim Hecker. Ringing guitars, field recordings, fuzzy synths and washes of white noise swirl together into something suggestive and visceral, atmospheric but overwhelmingly physical. Yellow Swans capped their career with a masterpiece.