Yellow Swans

Yellow Swans

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Yellow Swans (Often prefaced with a changing "D" word; changing to reflect the constantly evolving nature of the music, dialogue between the music and those hearing it and naming it.)
Improvisational music, primarily using electronic instruments and processing, with respect to the methodology of international underground musics and DIY culture. Musically comparable to a distillation of American hardcore, Free improvisation, Dub, Hip Hop, Noise, Industrial, and Modern Composition. Interested in full spectrum tonality, sonic exploration, the opening of new doors of perception, spiritual journey, and the establishment of new, meaningful shared cultural experience in the tradition of folk and native musics from around the globe. Interested in full spectrum tonality, sonic exploration, and free form musical construction.
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Yellow Swans Discography

Albums

none Disk Yellow Swans* Manik Tiks(CDr) Collective Jyrk none US 2002 Sell This Version
none Deep Yellow Swans* Untitled(CDr, Ltd) Collective Jyrk none US 2003 Sell This Version
AD72 07 Dosed Yellow Swans* Dosed Yellow Swans(Cass) Since 1972 AD72 07 US 2003 Sell This Version
Yellow Swans / The Skaters Yellow Swans / The Skaters - Humming Lattice Flowers Collective Jyrk US 2004 Sell This Version
DYAD Yellow Swans* Against Sleep And Nightmare Collective Jyrk US 2004 Sell This Version
none Noggin / Yellow Swans Noggin / Yellow Swans - Split(Cass, Ltd, C45) Exploder none US 2004 Sell This Version
Weird-004 Demos Yellow Swans* Live In The Police State Capitol(LP, S/Sided, Ltd) Weird Forest Records Weird-004 US 2004 Sell This Version
NCK7017 Yellow Swans Bring The Neon War Home(CD, Album) Narnack Records NCK7017 US 2004 Sell This Version
Yellow Swans Psychic Secession (Album) Numerical Thief Australia 2005 Sell This Version
Grey Daturas & Yellow Swans Grey Daturas & Yellow Swans - Copper / Silver Collective Jyrk US 2005 Sell This Version
Axolotl, D. Yellow Swans* & Gerritt Axolotl, D. Yellow Swans* & Gerritt - MLK Day Collective Jyrk US 2005 Sell This Version
none Axolotl & Yellow Swans Axolotl & Yellow Swans - Axolotl & Yellow Swans(CDr) Collective Jyrk none US 2006 Sell This Version
IMPREC117 Birchville Cat Motel & Yellow Swans Birchville Cat Motel & Yellow Swans - Birchville Cat Motel & Yellow Swans(CD, Album) Important Records (2) IMPREC117 US 2006 Sell This Version
Drowner Yellow Swans* Drowner Yellow Swans (Album) Tape Room US 2007 Sell This Version
Yellow Swans At All Ends (Album) Load Records US 2007 Sell This Version
PYG07VIN Yellow Swans & Burning Star Core Yellow Swans & Burning Star Core - Yellow Swans & Burning Star Core(LP, Ltd, Num, Red) Blossoming Noise PYG07VIN US 2007 Sell This Version
Weird-012 Mouthus And Yellow Swans Mouthus And Yellow Swans - Conan Island(LP, Ltd) Weird Forest Records Weird-012 US 2008 Sell This Version
NEU010 Mouthus & Yellow Swans Mouthus & Yellow Swans - Live On Conan Island(LP) No-Fi NEU010 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Yellow Swans Public Space En/Of Germany 2009 Sell This Version
Yellow Swans Mort Aux Vaches (Album) Mort Aux Vaches Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
Release The Bats #38, RTB 038 Dove Yellow Swans* Live During War Crimes #3(CD, Album, Ltd) Release The Bats Records, Release The Bats Records Release The Bats #38, RTB 038 US 2009 Sell This Version
Yellow Swans Going Places (Album) Type UK 2009 Sell This Version
none Yellow Swans / Amps For Christ Yellow Swans / Amps For Christ - Two Sides Of California(LP) RRRecords none US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

JYRK 10 John Wiese / Die Yellow Swans* John Wiese / Die Yellow Swans* - Psychedelic Casualties / Untitled(7", Ltd) Collective Jyrk JYRK 10 US 2003 Sell This Version
none, DBA034 Gang Wizard / Die Yellow Swans* Gang Wizard / Die Yellow Swans* - Live In The Men's And Women's Bathrooms, The Placebo, Arcata, CA(CDr, Mini) Tape Mountain, Deathbomb Arc, Collective Jyrk none, DBA034 US 2003 Sell This Version

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bernardrone

bernardrone

May 24, 2016
psychedelic noise for guitar and electronics. capable of the harshest sounds as well as of the most delicate ambient sounds, yellow swans are unique and genius. the harsh walls of electronics blends with a guitar with a sound so modified that it sounds more like a heavenly synth. "that's a lot to ask", first track of the collaborative album with john wiese , is probably the harshest track i've ever heard (maybe on par with C.C.C.C's flash for the rotten limit) yet even there beautiful "out-there" sounds can be found. their last album goes for a more ambient sound but keeps the yellow swans characteristic sound.
beautiful psychedelic noise//long live the yellow swans
bikefridaywalter

bikefridaywalter

October 3, 2009
Highly akin yet often divergent to the works of Matthew Bower (Skullflower, Sunroof!, Mirag, Hototogisu), Yellow Swans craft a particularly psychedelic, heady form of ambient-drone-noise that is dynamic and electic. Those looking for clean white sheets of harsh noise need not apply, yet those who do not enjoy repetitive structures and hypnotic washes of sound should also steer clear. In the end they do hybridize so much that they will do little for purists of any genre, but those with an open mind and an ear to experimental music across genres will be incredibly delighted.

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