A horrible hack

Yellow Swans & the Cherry Point


Year Released: 2005
Format: CD
Label: Troniks
Reviewed by Alan Read on Jun 13, 2007
Ok this is the Yellow Swans live at Camp Blood. This band usually release stuff through cdr or cassette, but this is a cd only release by I heart noise…and as you would of guest its a noise record, nothing much goes on, a bit of noise, the occasional glimpse of a beat, lots of static and feedback (I think there’s vocals as well but it could have been anything). I guess if you like this type of music you’ll probably know the score already, i.e. you listen to a load of brutal noise and then some thing comes to the foreground and picks up your attention. I don’t really like this; I like my noise to be meditative rather than abrasive, as the edge of it hurts my ears, no doubt its amazing live, but I'd rather not listen to it in my house.

Sounds similar to Liabach, Wolf Eyes, Throbbing Gristle. For anyone who dosn't know noise bands, this is simular to the diamond sea - Sonic Youth, but not as good, a lot more brutal and with a load of static on top.

This is 19 minutes long, I listened to all of it and I won’t listen to it again, the beginning scared the shit outta me, the end was nice, it was like they dropped a beat but it was silence.

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