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Chvad SB - Crickets Were the Compass Chvad SB - Crickets Were The Compass
CD Album 2014 | Silber 153
6 tracks, 54 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download)
Crickets Were The Compass is a provocative, challenging, cinematic LP.  It creates a strong, darkly dystopic narrative that is as heavenly as it is haunting.  A powerful offering from a hugely talented artist.
~ Knifed in Venice

Chvad SB of Things Outside the Skin & Controlled Bleeding comes to Silber for an ambient drone lament on love & loss.

: Listen to the track It Haunts Her
: Press Release
: Reviews
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QRD - The Guitarists Various Artists - QRD - The Guitarists
MP3 compilation 2014 | Silber 154
55 tracks, 231 minutes
$20 (320 kbps, ~500 megs (includes 58 page digital booklet & 2388 page ebook))
55 tracks of guitar madness contributed by the interviewees (231 minutes y’all), with sweet shreds by the likes of Aidan Baker (Nadja), Alan Sparhawk (Low), Bill Horist (Master Musicians of Bukake), and a whole host of others.
Tiny Mix Tapes

In 2010 QRD started a series of interviews with guitar players after spending two years coming up with 58 questions about approaches & techniques of playing, & since it's QRD all the guitarists were a bit out of the mainstream.  After ten sets of interviews it was time to bundle everything together & ask the guitarists if they had some sound to contribute.  So we ended up with something pretty massive.  55 tracks of guitarists pushing their instruments & rigs.  A 50+ page digital booklet.  A 2388 page ebook of interviews with guitarists.  I like to think I went all out on this.  I feel like there’s no justice in mentioning individual contributors & barely even genres.  The pieces flow from ambient to folk to drone to jazz to metal to noise & back around several times in its nearly 4 hour run time.  So sit back & relax & drone out & bliss out & freak out a good chunk of your day away.

Full listing of guitarists on the compilation.
: Press Release
: Reviews
Just want the ebook? Follow this link.
Our webzine QRD continues with issue #66.
Part eleven in our interview series with guitarists.

about this issue
Guitarist Interviews:
Chris Ruffolo
Greg Kozlowski
James Youngjohns
Chandra Shukla
Raine Liimakka
Shane de Leon
Aaron Snow
Lauri Hyvärinen
Rainstick Cowbell
Jasper Stadhouders
Marcus Skinner
David Dobbs
Bonnie Mercer

Electric Bird Noise - Kind of Black Electric Bird Noise - Kind of Black
CD Album 2014 | Silber 151
11 tracks, 43 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (320 kbps, ~81 megs))
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Beware this record's power.
~ Space Rock Mountain

Electric Bird Noise returns with a discordant chord driven prog rock guitar drone extravaganza.  

: Listen to the track Four
: Press Release
: Reviews
Star #4 Star #4
Mini-comic (2.125"x1.875")
40 pages
$1.50 ($2.50 intn'l)
A musician followed by demons twists a love spell to his advantage.

Story & words by Brian John Mitchell.
Art by Kurt Dinse.

read a PDF of Star #4
Across The Mountains Various Artists - Across the Mountains
  - A Macedonian Ambient Music Compilation

MP3 Album 2014 | Silber 157
8 tracks, 63 minutes
$5 (download only (320 kbps, ~134 megs))
Really engaging ambient music that runs a broad gamut.
~ Tome to the Weather Machine

For longer than I can remember Silber has had a segment of fans in Macedonia thanks to DJ, journalist, musician, & general good guy Toni Dimitrov.  To help build the links between Silber & Macedonia we teamed up with Toni & his label Post Global Recordings to bring you a sampling of ambient music from Macedonia that fits in with the Silber aesthetic.  Relax & drone out.

: Press Release
: Listen on Bandcamp
: Reviews
Origami Arktika: Absolut Gehör Origami Arktika - Absolut Gehör
MP3 Album 2014 | Silber 156
7 tracks, 44 minutes
$5 download
Absolut Gehör manages to fuse elements of drone, industrial noise, folk and jazz in a heady, surreal mix that evokes the sound of the post-apocaylpyse; in other words, melancholy, anxious, unsettled & yet possessing a hushed beauty.
~ William Ruben Helms, The Joy of Violent Movement

Our favorite experimental Norwegian folk droners return.  Fans of post rock, psych, drone, & lofi should take note of this if they know the language or not.

: Listen to the track Det syng for Storegut

: Press Release

: Reviews
Thorn1 - The Light of Random Star Thorn1 - The Light of Random Star
MP3 Album 2014 | Silber 157
9 tracks, 50 minutes
$5 (download only (320 kbps, ~134 megs))
The Light of Random Star is a shimmering, sparkling, brilliant object which radiates a unique perspective of drone/ambient sounds, with some smooth noise, experimental, yet amazingly accessible.
~ Kent Manthie, Independent Review

Thorn1 returns to Silber with an incredible collection of ambient & drone pop.

: Press Release
: Listen to the track Clearly and Consciously
: Reviews
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