Psychic Secession

Psychic Secession

by Yellow Swans
     
 

First released in Australia and then in a slightly remastered version in the States, Psychic Secession finds the Yellow Swans further occupying the space between dark, glowering metal and hypnotic modern drone, aided and abetted by performers like Christina Carter and Adam Forkner. The core duo of Gabriel Mindel Saloman and …  See more details below

Overview

First released in Australia and then in a slightly remastered version in the States, Psychic Secession finds the Yellow Swans further occupying the space between dark, glowering metal and hypnotic modern drone, aided and abetted by performers like Christina Carter and Adam Forkner. The core duo of Gabriel Mindel Saloman and Pete Swanson still leads the way, though, and that the album starts with a high-pitched feedback whine that rapidly increases in volume is as perfect a declaration of principles as any -- why cause tinnitus when the experience can be replicated on disc? Consisting of four lengthy tracks with either short, cryptic lyrics or none at all, Psychic Secession is well named, feeling like a disorienting divorce from a calmer state of mind, as tones mix and match in ways little heard outside of early Main albums. That the first track is called "True Union" might be a slight irony, but in a way it's as much a recapitulation as anything else, a buried slow rhythm and low circular tones providing the base for the key trebly electronic parts. Yet the tune itself evolves into an even richer and more unsettling collage as it progresses before settling down into one final fading drone. With that as a start the remaining three pieces cover related but distinctly different ground, the title track itself containing some of the most violent guitar playing on the record, but mixed to sound almost (though hardly entirely) like a comforting wash. "I Woke Up," the one song on the disc produced by Forkner (the rest are handled by Daniel Voss), takes a comparatively subtler approach, with more space and background details as the drum machine (with real drums appearing later) and synth (?) bass move up to the front. "Velocity of the Yolk," meanwhile, ends the album at its quietest, with Carter's instantly recognizable vocals ghosting through the mix of echoed beeps and distant guitar moans.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/18/2006
Label:
Load Records
UPC:
0604197109029
catalogNumber:
90

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Performance Credits

Yellow Swans   Primary Artist
Christina Carter   Vocals
GMS   Guitar,Vocoder
Jeremy Romagna   Percussion
Pete Swanson   Vocals,electronics
Eva Inca Ore   Vocals
Phil Blankenship   Noise

Technical Credits

Adam Forkner   Producer,Audio Production
GMS   Sound Effects
Jeremy Romagna   Engineer
Jherek Bischoff   String Arrangements
Pete Swanson   drum machine
Eva Inca Ore   Composer
Gerritt   Audio Production
Sam Mickens   Composer
Daniel Voss   Producer,Engineer
Dan Voss   Audio Production

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