Hope all is going well. It’s been a little while I know, but stuff is happening. A lot of stuff.
In the past couple of months we’ve released a lot of music. Guitar drone compositions from Max Kutner, minimalist sound experiments from Small Life Form, noise drone power electronics from Baptizer, & ambient noise jazz from LÜM. Links below to listen or download or you can hear them along with other recent releases on Spotify here – http://tinyurl.com/latestfromsilber
We’ve also been putting a lot of the back catalog up on Bandcamp, here are a couple that are currently free downloads:
Remora: Ambient Drones for One Guitar – https://silbermedia.bandcamp.com/album/ambient-drones-for-one-guitar
Kobi: Outward from a Core Area of the North – https://silbermedia.bandcamp.com/album/outward-from-a-core-area-of-the-north
A lot of new music coming too with new stuff from M is We, Andrew Weathers/Shaun Sandor, & The Corrupting Sea in the next couple of weeks not to mention this year’s Christmas EPs from Yellow6, Electric Bird Noise, Nonconnah, Dusty Tears, Baptizer, Hyperborean Echoes, & maybe more. It’s a scramble to get it all done for sure & we still have some music that should be ready early next year.
The new issue of QRD is still waiting for me to edit. It’s embarrassing how much I let things drag on that. I really do feel like QRD is one of the best things I do, but it’s also the thing easiest to put off because it doesn’t generate the interest it used to. I guess there’s a similar issue with me not bothering to get the scripts I have for comics out of my notebooks & to the artists. One day I’ll have things caught up & who knows what I’ll have in store then. We do have some openings for unpaid intern positions if you have a few hours a month where you’re bored & looking for something to do & want to help.
More news soon. Thanks for the interest & support & if you want to be taken off the mailing list just let me know.
Brian John Mitchell
NEW RELEASES ON SILBER!
MAX KUTNER: DISAFFECTION FINDS ITS PURE FORM
Max Kutner came to Silber via Luka Fisher & Records Ad Nauseum, ambient guitar drone experiments is one of our hallmarks & especially when it’s about isolation & self discovery. On Disaffection Finds Its Pure Form, Max wrote a one & a half page score but with fifteen sets of rules to navigate with an electric guitar for thirty sets of six-string interaction while remaining one unified piece.
File Under: Guitar Drone, Post Rock, Ambient
Recommended if you like: Brian Eno, Tortoise, The Durutti Column, GYBE, Electric Bird Noise
Listen or buy on Silber – http://www.silbermedia.com/MaxKutner/disaffection.shtml
Listen or buy on Bandcamp – https://silbermedia.bandcamp.com/album/disaffection-finds-its-pure-form
Listen on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/6vpaDLdpwexJE6akY6qTEj
Download sample track “I”-
BAPTIZER: HOLY WAR RENEWAL
Baptizer is noise & drone & power electronics & industrial & southern & anti-modern & Christian & intense. We get it; it’s not for everybody. It’s music by & for those who feel trapped in the wrong place in space & time. A nightmare, a dream, or a world of its own. If you can imagine Phillip K Dick & Ezra Pound & Saint Ignatius of Loyola collaborating & collaging & colliding, you won’t be far off the mark. Enter the caverns & be saved from the modern world by the hands of Baptizer.
File Under: Noise, Power Electronics, Industrial
Recommended if you like: Genocide Organ, Green Army Fraction, Propergol, Deathkey
Listen or buy on Silber – http://www.silbermedia.com/Baptizer/holywarrenewal.shtml
Listen or buy on Bandcamp – https://silbermedia.bandcamp.com/album/holy-war-renewal
Listen on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/1gi1TURhTkCi4pVNSD61wE
Download sample track “Deo Vindice” –
SMALL LIFE FORM: FIRST RECORDINGS
Small Life Form started in 1998 as seeing how sound could be shaped & manipulated on a computer using ideas inspired by the works of George Crumb & Gyorgy Ligeti. Sound experimentation with limitations forcing creativity & these are the results from before the project even had a name.
File Under: Aggressive Ambient
Recommended if you like: George Crumb, Gyorgy Ligeti, Tore Boe, Lustmord
Listen or buy on Silber – http://www.silbermedia.com/smalllifeform/first-recordings.shtml
Listen or buy on Bandcamp – https://silbermedia.bandcamp.com/album/first-recordings
Listen on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/7frcE0twpr0xuxQqlnJvrl
Download sample track “mouthed” –
LÜM: THE STAIRWELL SESSIONS
LÜM is a mixture of jazz, ambient, noise, drone, & chamber music & simultaneously all & none of these things. Three stalwart members of the North Carolina noise community, Charles Wright (violin, vocals, percussion), Nathan Maxwell (viola, vocals, percussion), & J.M. Borer (harmonium, vocals, percussion) got together in 2014 & 2015 with the idea of doing ambient jazz improvisations naturally informed by their drone & noise backgrounds & the results of four recording dates is The Stairwell Sessions. Sit back & relax & drone on.
File Under: Ambient Noise Jazz, Chamber Music
Recommended if you like: Popol Vuh, Kronos Quartet, Supersilent, Sun Ra
Listen or buy on Silber – http://www.silbermedia.com/LUM/stairwell.shtml
Listen or buy on Bandcamp – https://silbermedia.bandcamp.com/album/stairwell-sessions
Listen on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/2gVSuXr3gZzafnbsabnNsT
Download sample track “I” –