Boomkat Product Review:
On Yellow Swans' immense At All Ends, the eleven-minute title track starts out with rumbling, electronically pulverised flotation tank vibes only for soaring guitar lines to eventually slice through the sonic mire, complete with a weirdly elegiac melody that has a bit of a 'Last Post' feel. Next comes the uncomfortably serene 'Stretch The Sands', a feast of haunted feedback that's unexpectedly pleasing to the ear, followed by the immense B-side opener 'Our Oases', which arrives in a fiery plume of metallic noise. 'Mass Mirage' follows suit by overloading the guitars and dressing them in cathedral-sized echo, leading to an end product that sounds like a Tim Hecker record trying to devour Neil Young's Dead Man soundtrack. Lastly, 'Endlessly Making An End Of Things' opts for a relatively quiet, unassuming build-up; once again feedback signals start to shift around the mix, steadily creating semi-melodic patterns out of the delicate interplay between overtones. This piece builds to a slow crescendo, swelling ominously until it's a case of all fuzz pedasl blazing for the closing three minutes. One of Yellow Swans most memorable albums, At All Ends isn't to be missed, particularly given the quality of this edition.