What were the ten most popular releases on Silber in 2014? It might surprise you as some of them suprised us. You get all ten of them for just $20! Here’s what you get:
Chvad SB: Crickets Were the Compass
Our biggest release of 2014 was pur first time working with Chvad. Dark ambient & how did he come to work with us? Through a suggestion from Clang Quartet!
Origami Arktika: Absolut Gehor
I love Origami Arktika & I guess other people do too. That Einstürzende Neubauten had links to this album probably didn’t hurt the interest in this one.
Various Artist: QRD – The Guitarists
This massive beast took me hundreds of hours to work on (mainly because of the several thousand page associated interview book). I really thought it was going to be a release that got people re-excited about Silber & would make all the people who thought we had gone out of business know who we are again. While it didn’t work out quite like that, it is an awesome & massive thing.
Feel No Other: Feel No Other
I was surprised this ended up this high on the list. The full length debut of this cinematic darkwave side project of Electric Bird Noise.
If Thousands: For
I’m so glad this made the chart. A few months before we put this out with Silber, If Thousands put it out themselves on Bandcamp to limited notice & we were really glad to be able to help people hear the relaunch of this great band.
Thorn1: The Light of Random Star
This is my personal favorite album of 2014. Another one I thought would get Silber a lot of attention, but I’m happy with the ability to get great records heard at all.
Electric Bird Noise: Kind of Black
Electric Bird Noise is becoming the flagship of Silber lately. The title Kind of Black is a refernce to Miles Davis’s Kind Of Blue & this album is some kind of post jazz ambient guitar mash-up.
Various Artists: Across the Mountains
This compilation really follows one of my main goals with Silber, getting music from one corner of the globe to another. A lot of people don’t even know Macedonia is a country, let alone are they aware of a healthy experimental music scene being there. So I’m pretty stoked that this came together & that people care.
Yellow6: Closer To The Sea Without Moving
In 2013 we got to start working with Yellow6 because of the 5in5 series. I never thought Jon would ask us to help him put out an album. Pretty happy to work with a lifelong pier this far into both his & our legacies.
I’m really glad to have this in the chart as it was at least four years in the making & while it seemed to get some attention from Silber piers (notably Brian Bird Noise, Chvad SB, & Brian Remora), it didn’t seem to get the critical attention it deserved, but at least people are listening to it!