So first of all, I’m willing to admit this blog is virtually unread & that’s part of why it’s become less active, which in turn makes it less read; it’s a vicious circle. About ten years ago when MySpace was hopping & it was the main platform for the blog it was getting a couple hundred readers a day & those numbers held on for a few years, but anyway I wanted to thank those of you who do read this thing by offering you first chance to grab all the Cyber Monday free downloads we have to offer on Bandcamp (you’ll still be able to get them tomorrow, you’ll just have to pay for them, something you can do today as well if you like). 3758 downloads in my bank over there right now, so it’ll be interesting to see how many downloads actually happen as I know this is the streaming era. It is worth noting that I understand the concerns some have stated about give-aways like this devaluing Silber music, but I feel like the idea is to reinvigorate some excitement for the label from fans who have drifted into other things over the past few years. If I remember, I’ll post my honest results about this experiment tomorrow & let you know what happened & if it was worth the 5 hours of work it took to make it happen or if I should’ve been working on press releases for bands instead.
Silber Records Cyber Monday free download #1
Remora – Mecha
This is one of our favorite Remora records. After the apocalypse guitars are in short supply, but luckily you can still make music using rusting war machines & you can also use them to resist your alien masters.
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Electric Bird Noise – Unleashing the Inner Robot
Electric Bird Noise’s original debut album from back in 1999. Remember when post rock was a more encompassing term?
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M is We – M is We
There’s something intimate & emotive about solo bedroom recordings. Especially when it’s post punk. Anthems of fire & rebirth. New M is We out in a few days!
Silber Records Cyber Monday free download #4
Philip Polk Palmer – Here in the Deadlights
Melancholy pop & shoegaze, I’m not sure how to define this record, but it does seem to capture the spirit of Savannah, especially the ghosts of Vernonburg’s infamous Colonel & Major.
Silber Records Cyber Monday free download #5
Hotel Hotel – Cactus Hands
The final recording of Texas post rockers Hotel Hotel.
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fornever – lights
A few years ago we switched from Christmas compilations to EPs & this darkwave one is probably the most popular in the series.
Silber Records Cyber Monday free download #7
Goddakk – Monument to a Ruined Age
Noise, guitar experiments, & trip hop duke it out on Goddakk’s debut. New album due out soon!
Silber Records Cyber Monday free download #8
Yellow6 – Closer to the Sea without Moving
Yellow6 are as reliable as a lighthouse for putting out minimalist guitar post rock & this is an album about lighthouses.
Silber Records Cyber Monday free download #9
Rllrbll – Bathing Music
Art rock & jazz collide on this classic from Rllrbll from back when they were still Rollerball.
Silber Records Cyber Monday free download #10
if thousands – i have nothing
Haunting dronescapes & ambient blankets form If Thousands. New album coming soon!
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Moodring – Cottage Mess
Art rock jazz meditations recorded on the edge of a volcano.
Silber Records Cyber Monday free download #12
slicnaton – autoscopy
Meditative experimental drone influenced by classical & jazz composition backgrounds. New album coming soon.
Silber Records Cyber Monday free download #13
Thorn1 – The Leave of Leaves
Siberian drone pop at its finest.
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Small Life Form – Voice in the Sky
A slab of drone & aggressive ambient. More music from SLF coming soon!
Silber Records Cyber Monday free download #15
Magnetic Ghost – Loss Molecules
Post punk meets post rock ready to swallow you in a snowy landscape.
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Vlor – a fire is meant for burning
This album marked the rebirth of Vlor as a Silber super group including members of Remora, Rivulets, Aarktica, & Lycia.
Silber Records Cyber Monday free download #17
mwvm – Rotations
The debut album from mwvm, ambient slide guitar meditations.
Silber Records Cyber Monday free download #18
Kirchenkampf – Swimming Towards the Light
An album about drowning, somewhere between a horror movie soundtrack & guided meditation.
Silber Records Cyber Monday free download #19
Unspeakable Forces – Butterfly Corpse
Doomgazing debut from a collaboration of Remora & IANTH. One day there will be a sequel.