to me the only depressing thing about it is that it's probably the least inspired thing they ever released. ever.
(sorry, luv u ae :( )
i fucking adore melve and the whole of lp5. it is one if not the fav of mine. the very least you can say about melve, even if you don't dig it, is that it was fresh (as in: not sampled from another track) and it has more than 1 notes (yeah a chord is technically more than one note, bite me).
While I wouldn't say that all end has any particular musical variety, there's certainly more than just the one chord. All throughout the track you have a slow, deep, rumbling bassline and higher treble melodies that fizzle in and out of existence right at the fringe of the track. It's certainly more than just one chord, although granted it's not much more than that.
"although granted it's not much more than that." that's just not true. There is that drone-chord sitting on top of everything, but there is much more happening than just that. the track has few a distinct phases with different melodies playing slightly beneath the drone, accompanied by that tim hecker'ish bassy thing.
i'm totally in love with this track. it sounds so incredibly rich and saturated with beauty and all the good stuff. it actually sounds like a giant black marble ball that is poured with an everflowing stream of honey. not really sure, why i'm so emotional right now lol