I hope all is well. Life’s been giving me a deluge of work to keep me from getting things done. Pipe in my crawlspace sprung a leak & I had to tear out & rebuild some of my floor & now my hot water heater sprang a leak & my daughter brought home a pre-school plague to share. So I’m behind, but should be back on track soon. Two new releases right now & hopefully nine Christmas releases in a week or so & then new music from Chvad SB, Andrew Weathers/Shaun Sandor, & maybe Space Sweeper & Small Life Form. I can pretend I’ll get the new QRD done before the end of the year too!
So anyway the new releases are a five in five EP of cinematic shoegaze meant for a sci-fi soundtrack from The Corrupting Sea & an album of post-punk electro-clash from M is We. More info on them below.
For Cyber Monday I did a thing where 19 of the releases in the Silber catalog were available for free download. I realize it is kind of BS that I exclusively promoted it through social media while I know the newsletter readers are the hardcore fans who would most appreciate them, so here you go – http://silbermedia.com/blog/index.php/silber-cyber-monday-sale/
More news soon. Thanks for the interest & support & if you want to be added to the mailing list just let me know.
NEW RELEASES ON SILBER!
THE CORRUPTING SEA: LOOKING TO THE STARS
Jason T. Lamoreaux of Somewherecold faces the 5in5 challenge with his project The Corrupting Sea. Five minutes of cinematic sci-fi soundscapes, who needs the movie when you can just get the soundtrack?
File Under: Ambient/Experimental/Electronica
Recommended if you like: Curved Light, The Ears on the Trees, Orange Crate Art, Touch Test
Listen or buy on Silber – http://www.silbermedia.com/5in5/The_Corrupting_Sea-Looking.shtml
Listen or buy on Bandcamp – https://silbermedia.bandcamp.com/album/looking-to-the-stars
Listen on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/23LJRpIgEVWtD0pJwHQIIO
Download sample track “Inhabitable Planet” – http://www.silbermedia.com/5in5/The_Corrupting_Sea-Looking_to_the_Stars-5-Inhabitable_Planet.mp3
M IS WE: OCEANS
M is We is back with the illustrious Michael Wood leading the band from post punk to shoegaze to darkwave. Imagine Sunny Day Real Estate forming a Christian Death tribute band & or Ride covering The Stooges & you’re in the right place.
File Under: Electroclash, Post Pop Punk
Recommended if you like: The Cure, Joy Division, Sunny Day Real Estate, Heavens, Jawbreaker, Cold Cave
Listen or buy on Silber – http://www.silbermedia.com/miswe/oceans.shtml
Listen or buy on Bandcamp – https://silbermedia.bandcamp.com/album/oceans-2
Listen on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/4Cyhg9oXkaVB8A5fRvu8vI
Download sample track “Quicksand Beach” –
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”- http://www.silbermedia.com/MaxKutner/Max_Kutner-Disaffection_Finds_Its_Pure_Form-1.mp3
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” – http://www.silbermedia.com/Baptizer/Baptizer-Holy_War_Renewal-09-Deo_Vindice.mp3
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 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” –