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Being There

by Yellow Swans

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flossy- An incredible wash of noise that's both all-consuming and comforting at the same time. Feels like "Going Places" but turned up to 11. Favorite track: Public Space.
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Gunnison6610 Noise that indescribable with words. Oceans of sound crash over each other, with haunting voices coming out of the noise just to get enveloped by the noise again. This album may or may not be my favorite Yellow Swans album. Thanks to Gabe and Pete for this amazing stuff. Favorite track: Foil.
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Joseph Chiccarelli A ridiculous blend of ambient drone, static and noise envelops you to the point of shock when the music stops and you're left with a feeling of lack. Favorite track: Public Space.
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Alec L. Critten Amazing album, and a perfect companion to the classic "Going Places". The combination of intense sensory-overloading noise with a rich instrumental palette makes this album feel immense and terrifying - widescreen terror fit for cathartic personal release or the soundtrack to the seemingly-imminent apocalypse. Favorite track: Public Space.
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Gavin Stunningly beautiful waves of sound envelop the listener. Psychedelic melodies and haunting vocals appear and then are swallowed, only to slowly reemerge. This album and Going Places are what got me to stop disregarding and finally love noise. Favorite track: Comedy Hypnosis.
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avery redefining devastation, one chord at a time Favorite track: Public Space.
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Foil 18:13
Public Space 17:46
Inhabitants 15:57


This bonus CD to the Going Places album shows a bit of the process behind the final album, you get two VERY extended versions of album cuts… and both are VERY wild rides. I understand why people like Going Places, it has a focus a lot of our work lacked, but here you see that the focus is just the product of selective editing, cobbled together from bits of more drawn out, psychedelic, ramblings. I love these recordings, we’re at the peak of powers and the evolution of these improvised pieces minute-to-minute make no sense to me now. They’re surprising, enveloping and really GO.


released February 1, 2010


Recorded 2007-2008 at Below Rotture, Portland, Oregon, Cascadia.

Tracks 1 and 3 released as an LP by En/Of.
Track 2 released as a split LP with Ex-Cocaine on Not Not Fun.
Track 4 released as a split LP with Oakeater on Black Horizons.


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