Boomkat Product Review:
Recorded in May 2007, this Yellow Swans installment of the Mort Aux Vaches series must surely rank as the most incredible yet. The storybook setting of the cover art is playfully at odds with the band's acrid soundscapes, but there is a tangible musicality to the disc that renders it distinctly more inviting than most records you'd categorise as 'noise'. Using guitars and electronics as their principal tools, Pete Swanson and Gabriel Mindel Saloman avoid thrashing out into oblivion, instead favouring an intoxicating peaks-and-troughs approach that builds up layers of near-harmonious distortion and wild, booming atmospherics only to deconstruct them and start again. Swanson's guitar provides a focal point for much of the album, lurching between aggressive clangs and more gentle, reverberant tones. Deep, complex and utterly beguiling, the Yellow Swans Mort Aux Vaches session is as thrilling a piece of modern psychedelic plumage as anything else you'll likely ever hear. Amazing music - highly recommended!