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Silber Releases
Ocean Forest - Ocean Forest Ocean Forest - Ocean Forest
MP3 EP 2017 | Silber 244
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Three Myrtle Beach natives come together with pop hooks, complex harmonies, & a sound equal parts 1960s, 1990s, & today. From accessible psych pop (“Homie”, “Seagulls”) to urgent post punk (“The Light”) to classic shoegaze (“Surfy”, “I’ll Be Gone”) all while carving out their own musical world of janglegaze as they slip into the sun.

: Listen to the track The Light
: Press Release
: Digital Booklet
: Reviews

Fullness Off Lack - Shitty Heavens Fullness Off Lack - Shitty Heavens
MP3 EP 2017 | Silber 223
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Based in Warsaw, Poland Fullness Off Lack is a solo project of Mat Gut (predominantly a guitarist, but he also sings & plays bass for FOL). The original concept of FOL was to make music that felt like a full shoegaze/post rock band despite the limitation of a single member, but now things have shifted to more ambient sides of the genre, leaning towards drones & soundscapes, which is how things land on Shitty Heavens. Vocals as a texture with words indecipherable, so the listener can make their own lyrics based on their own life experiences of rebellion & struggles & victory. Onward to the shitty heavens!

: Listen to the track Somewhere
: Press Release
: Reviews

Electric Bird Noise - The Moonflower Electric Bird Noise - The Moonflower
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 242
14 tracks, 43 minutes
$5 download
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The Moonflower is a murder mystery play by creative powerhouse Philip James Fox (Wicked Gift, Gratisphere) & the Electric Bird Noise soundtrack is essentially a greatest hits collection covering the past seven years of the band. Nearly every musical side of Electric Bird Noise is represented, from discordant ambient jazz structures (“owt ytriht”, “neves”) to synth pop (“carnegiea gigantean”, “peter hook”) to ambient drone (“welcome to static beach”) to darkwave (“i come from the earth”) to electro (“i miss those hardcore kids”). Sit back & solve a murder mystery or how all of these songs come from the same project.

: Listen to the track Scene 1 - owt ytnewt
: Press Release
: Reviews

Dusty Tears - Internet Hits Dusty Tears - Internet Hits
MP3 EP 2017 | Silber 221
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Shane de Leon (Miss Massive Snowflake) is back to Silber with his long time friend Jamie Smith (Danghead) & together they are Dusty Tears. Recorded by Smith when de Leon was on a tour stop for Miss Massive Snowflake, Internet Hits really captures one of the great things the 5 in 5 series can do. You have an afternoon of downtime as a musician on tour? Hang out with a pal & make something. Part punk, part lo-fi pop, & part experimental streams of consciousness, this pretty much captures how a mind works after long drives, sleeping in the van, & living the rock & roll daydream.

: Listen to the track The Cobra Den
: Press Release
: Reviews

Philip Polk Palmer - Who Knows? Philip Polk Palmer - Who Knows?
MP3 Single 2017 | Silber 243
1 tracks, 3 minutes
Free Download on Bandcamp

“Social networking has made pundits of us all & yet for all of our hellfire & brimstone, nothing significant changes.”
~ Philip Polk Palmer

An outtake from 2015’s Here in the Deadlights, it seems the time has come around for a song admitting what we’ve become.  There’s a mood to this moody pop gem.

: Listen to the track Who Knows?
: Listen on Spotify
: Listen on Bandcamp

M is We/Thorn1 - Can't Get Back/Asthma M is We/Thorn1 - You Can't Get Back/Asthma
MP3 Split 2017 | Silber 241
2 tracks, 8 minutes
$1 download
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Thorn1 & M is We return to Silber with a split single post punk & post rock showing their darkwave & goth roots. Both tracks mixed by Brian McKenzie (Electric Bird Noise).

: Listen to the M is We track You Can't Get Back
: Listen to the Thorn1 track Asthma
: Press Release
: Reviews

Moodring - Cottage Mess Moodring - Cottage Mess
MP3 Album 2017 | Silber 226
8 tracks, 35 minutes
$5 download
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Moodring is back to Silber with art rock jazz meditations recorded on the edge of a volcano.

: Listen to the track Nobel Iron
: Press Release
: Reviews

d'Animal - d'Animal l'Ogic d'Animal - d'Animal l'Ogic
MP3 Album 2017 | Silber 240
14 tracks, 51 minutes
$5 download
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This is a poppier spin on the Silber style & we’re excited to have it in our catalog. Combining both timeless 1960s psychedelia & ahead of its time experimental pop, d’Animal l’Ogic fits in at the party whenever the collective time machine crash lands in a post modernist pop paradise.

: Listen to the track She Knows Someone
: Press Release
: Reviews

Moon Gravity - Antarctica Moon Gravity - Antarctica
MP3 EP 2017 | Silber 239
3 tracks, 23 minutes
$3 download
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...slow and huge and glorious...
~ Liam Doyle, Wake the Deaf

Moon Gravity’s debut Antarctica is a droney, shoegazey soundtrack for freezing winters, its sound living in the realm somewhere between Slowdive & Stars of the Lid.

: Listen to the track Nightfall
: Press Release
: Reviews

Hotel Hotel: Cactus Hands Hotel Hotel - Cactus Hands
MP3 EP 2017 | Silber 227
1 track, 24 minutes
$1
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Recorded in 2009, Cactus Hands is the first half of the follow-up to The Sad Sea.  The band expanded from what I think of as their classic three piece line-up (guitar, violin, drums) to have piano, bass, & a second guitar.  Soaring shimmering instruments, this is post rock from Texas.

: Listen to Cactus Hands

: Press Release
: Reviews

Small Life Form - Late Small Life Form - Late
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 238
3 tracks, 30 minutes
$1 download
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Small Life Form returns for Christmas with an EP of electroacoustics & cheap synths built into sonic walls. The first two pieces ("Days Late" & "A Ride Home") are built from a concept Small Life Form has been trying to bring to fruition for four years, using an optical theremin & Christmas tree lights. Why did it take four years? Because the Christmas tree lights were making the theremin make an unpleasantly high-pitched noise & it took a long time to figure out how to change that. In the end the answer was putting pieces of a broken beer bottle over the optical sensor. "Days Late" takes the theremin & layers on cheap synths to make a piece typical of the Small Life Form live set while "A Ride Home" takes just the theremin & slows it down as something to something meditative. "A Request from Dad" is a piece written at the request of Bryce Eiman for 919Noise's Christmas Showcase based on some recent shows featuring music boxes & the only sound sources are music boxes run through SLF's standard effect rig. So sit back & let the aggressive ambient ring in your holidays.

: Listen to the track Days Late
: Press Release
: Reviews

Electric Bird Noise - the spider...the christ child.....the crow Electric Bird Noise - The Spider...The Christ Child.....The Crow
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 237
9 tracks, 33 minutes
$3 download
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For the past two years one of the primary facets of Electric Bird Noise has been the discordant chorded minimalist guitar jazz music for art galleries of Kind of Black, Birth, & Follow the Star & The Spider.The Christ Child...The Crow continues this series with chords fingered by spiders, plucked by crows, & built for The Christ Child. It's not a horror movie, it's a celebration!

: Listen to the track neves ytnewt
: Press Release
: Reviews

X-Bax - Twas The Night Before X-Bax X-Bax - 'Twas The Night Before X-Bax
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 236
4 tracks, 19 minutes
$1 download
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here's a 'festive' (= not festive at all) release from Silber to scare your granny during Christmas dinner.
~ Stuart Bruce, Chain D.L.K.

X-Bax is Phil Dole's experimental music project this time out with help from Ken Huntington on harmonica & field recordings while Phil sticks with his aggressive guitar ambience. Remember that time you got drunk & tried to figure out which pedals to keep in your rig? 'Twas the Night Before X-Bax is better than that!

: Listen to the track Panamanian Snow
: Press Release
: Reviews

Yellow6 - merry6mas2016 Yellow6 - merry6mas2016
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 235
8 tracks, 75 minutes
$3 download
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Jon Attwood has produced another stunning collection of tracks that move in and out of structure and anti-structure. His anti-post-rock, post-rock sensibility proves to showcase his prowess in whatever genre you want to label Yellow6's compositions.
~ Somewhere Cold

For those not in the know, for eighteen years now Yellow6 has been putting out an annual Christmas series collecting unreleased & rare recordings from over the year that haven't been on other releases. It's always a treat as you get to hear sides of Yellow6 that might not fit so neatly on an album release. This year we have some pieces more sparse & minimal than you often think of Yellow6 being, closer to the sound track of an american desert than a cavern drenched with echo. It's so easy to get lost in place & space & time with this collection, is it 1916 or 2016? Does it matter? Drone on!

: Listen to the track custom
: Press Release
: Reviews

Nonconnah - winter Nonconnah - winter EP
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 234
7 tracks, 20 minutes
$1 download
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Ostensibly this is part of Silber's Christmas series, but don't worry, there's not a single sleigh bell in sight and there's no reason why you couldn't enjoy this mellow Wintery soundscape at any time...
~ Stuart Bruce, Chain D.L.K.

Nonconnah is the new project from Zach & Denny Corsa who retired the Lost Trail moniker after moving from North Carolina to Tennessee. The music is still in the same vein, walls of guitar & field recordings based sonic sculptures, just made in different fields. We're pleased to have the first release of the new project as part of our Christmas series. Sit back as the glaciers come over the south with some new old friends.

: Listen to the track Snowplows
: Press Release
: Reviews

Remora - Scraps & Scrapes Remora - Scraps & Scrapes
MP3 Rarities Collection 2016 | Silber 233
98 tracks, 398 minutes
$2 download
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What you get is some of the finest ambient, drone and melodic pieces that one could ask for. An absolutely majestic, must have album.
~ Floorshime Zipper Boots

Scraps & Scrapes collects compilation appearances, alternate mixes, & demos from Remora's first twenty years. 98 tracks & 6.5 hours that haven't appeared on Remora's twelve albums & thirteen EPs, but document the progression & consistency of Remora's sound over two decades with new equipment & age only mildly impacting the weird post-apocalyptic musical vision - mixing up ambient drone, post punk, & americana into whatever hybrid you want to call it.

: Press Release
: Reviews

Luka Fisher - Mind Drone Business Luka Fisher - Mind Drone Business
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 232
3 tracks, 7 minutes
$1 Download
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An EP of droney sonic improvisations with Luka & his friends Emily Babette, Justin Burke, Daniel Crook, Dove, & Jordan Mekano.  Get into Luka’s mind, but drone your own business.

: Listen to the track Mind
: Press Release
: Reviews

Magnetic Ghost - Loss Molecules Magnetic Ghost - Loss Molecules
MP3 Album 2016 | Silber 231
6 tracks, 31 minutes
$5 Download
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Magnetic Ghost haunts the senses with droning, expansive, & looming compositions that veer from quiet contemplation to incendiary intensity in a matter of seconds.
 ~ Delusions of Adequacy

Magnetic Ghost draws from a variety of genres – from  shoegaze, post-punk, kraut rock, freak folk, drone, post rock, & many others – resulting in it’s own unique brand of rural psychedelia inspired by the beauty & isolation of open spaces & the creeping anxiety of the human drive to fill those spaces.  The vast snowy plains of Minnesota are waiting to swallow you alive until you will sleep every night, every day, forever.


: Listen to the track Vanish / Vanishing
: Press Release
: Reviews

Premature Burial - factions Premature Burial - factions
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 230
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Joshua Heinrich (Fornever/Black Wedding) returns to Silber for a 5in5 EP with his Premature Burial project. Mixing industrial & ambient elements, f/a/c/t/i/o/n/s paints a portrait of the current political climate of divisiveness & corruption. The bureaucracy is spreading like a Kafka novel. Listen to Premature Burial while you're on hold for hours.

: Listen to the track Pull a Single Thread
: Press Release
: Reviews


Koyl - Fingerprints Koyl - Fingerprints
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 222
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Koyl comes to Silber with five songs in five minutes, one about each finger. But are the fingers originally on one hand or are they fingers from dead men stitched together to tell tales of angst & woe? No matter, now they all are part of the one & making incredible soundscapes with a guitar & lapsteel.

: Listen to the track Versus
: Press Release
: Reviews


Cloaca - Almsgiver Cloaca - Almsgiver
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 218
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Cloaca has offered up five minute long aggressive ambient drones created with pedals & a mixing board. Numbing & overwhelming like the chemicals in your IV before brain surgery..

: Listen to the track Edict
: Press Release
: Reviews


Electric Bird Noise - Nighttime Tides Electric Bird Noise - Nighttime Tides
MP3 Album 2016 | Silber 229
1 track, 32 minutes
$5 download
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For Nighttime Tides, Electric Bird Noise presents a soundtrack for the ocean rolling in. Calming, soothing, repetitive, lulling, but hinting at a sleeping power of destruction. Will tonight be the night the waves crush coastal towns while we sleep? While we’re dreaming do we even care if we’re destroyed or somehow saved by the creatures of the deep? As long as a guitar string can still create soothing melodies it doesn’t matter if it’s underwater….

: Listen to an excerpt from Nighttime Tides
: Press Release
: Reviews

Bronze Eye + LD - Adventures In Love and Culture: ONCEABILITY Bronze Eye + LD - Adventures In Love and Culture: ONCEABILITY
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 220
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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At Silber we’re pretty excited about Adventures In Love and Culture: ONCEABILITY because it is conceptually pretty much everything we’re all about, especially with the 5in5 series. Two artists living a couple thousand miles away from each other who've never met in person with very different approaches to music meet through a release on Silber (LD’s 5in5 from last year - The Just-World Phenomenon) & end up working on a release on Silber. Pushing each other out of their comfort zones to make something neither would do alone. Electronics & chaos from Bronze Eye & crafted poetic lyrical precision from LD. A soundtrack to a dream where two worlds collide like a medieval minstrel busking on a space station.

: Listen to the track The Sword in My Dreams
: Press Release
: Reviews

Azalia Snail - Dream Dazzler Azalia Snail - Dream Dazzler
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 219
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Azalia Snail returns to Silber to face the 5in5 challenge. Delectable little noise pop jams. Be dazzled by the dreams of toys taking over the cities once ruled by humanity.

: Listen to the track Dream Dazzler 78
: Press Release
: Reviews

Dyr Faser - Dyr Faser Dyr Faser - Dyr Faser
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 217
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Dyr Faser is Eric Boomhower & part of Boston’s growing lo-fi post-punk/proto-goth scene. Taking notes from godfathers of the genres like Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Suicide, Durutti Column, & Coil – Dyr Faser blends it all together & gives you five one minute shots that hit you like $2 shots at an after hours bar. You can’t help but nod your head to the drum machine rhythms as you wait for the creature lurking in the darkness to destroy you. Don’t worry; the monsters have always been your friends.

: Listen to the track To Be Desired
: Press Release
: Reviews

M is We - Feels Like Five Days M is We - Feels Like Five Days
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 216
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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M is We returns to Silber to face the 5in5 challenge. Post punk & proto goth from Michael Wood & new band member Michael Madden (guitar). Christian Death meets The Germs meets Cabaret Voltaire, what more could you want in five minutes except a longer ride?

: Listen to the track Bled Bleed
: Press Release
: Reviews

Chvad SB - Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb 20 Chvad SB - Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20
MP3 Album 2016 | Silber 215
1 tracks, 73 minutes
$5 download
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Chvad SB designs a self-playing computer free synthesizer.  The next generation of musicians is human free.

: Listen to an exerpt from Phenomenalism, Cartesian Doubt and Bomb #20
: Press Release
: Reviews

Anda Volley - Paper Moon Anda Volley - Paper Moon
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 214
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Five minutes of ambient experimental pop in the vein of Laurie Anderson from new Silber ally Anda Volley.

: Listen to the track The Life Inside You
: Press Release
: Reviews

Yellow6 - springsun Yellow6 - springsun
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 213
2 tracks, 21 minutes
$1 download
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Continuing Yellow6's legacy of loop driven post rock ambient guitar pieces celebrating the return of spring on cold gray days.

: Listen to the track springsun
: Press Release
: Reviews

Treyverb - A Year Without Words Treyverb - A Year Without Words
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 212
4 tracks, 26 minutes
$3 download
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It’s Cocteau Twins in a blissful snooze; The Jesus & Mary Chain with the blizzard pulled back.
~ ATTN:Magazine

A Year Without Words is the recorded debut of Treyverb & the music speaks without words, communicating things too difficult to be spoken from a year of emotional turmoil resulting in solace & serenity.  Let the music lap over you like the surf; soothing, swirling, calming, & calling you home.

: Listen to the track Twin Velvet
: Press Release
: Reviews

Thorn1 - The Leave of Leaves Thorn1 - The Leave of Leaves
MP3 Album 2016 | Silber 211
7 tracks, 41 minutes
$5
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Thorn1 continues with an album of drone pop & minimalist post rock in a style all its own.

: Listen to the track The Leave of Leaves
: Press Release
: Reviews

Heaven Falls Hard: The Mercy-Go-Round Heaven Falls Hard - The Mercy-Go-Round
MP3 Album 2016 | Silber 202
8 tracks, 34 minutes
$5 download
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Ethereal, atmospheric and completely compelling, this album is super strong from start to finish.
~ Floorshime Zipper Boots

New album from 20 year minimalist darkwave veterans Heaven Falls Hard.

: Listen to the track Stars in My Eyes
: Press Release
: Reviews


Space Sweeper - Alien Oceans Space Sweeper - Alien Oceans
MP3 EP 2016 | Silber 200
2 tracks, 38 minutes
$3 download
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...an expansive journey through experimental guitar based ambient soundscapes...
~ Floorshime Zipper Boots

Space Sweeper is an experimental guitar hero supergroup featuring Ted Johnson (Tesla Recoils), Brian Lea McKenzie (Electric Bird Noise), & Brian John Mitchell (Remora). Recorded live at Ted Johnson’s Studio 713 (Chapel Hill, NC), then mixed at Brian Lea McKenzie’s Music Factory (Myrtle Beach, SC), & finally mastered by Mitchell at Silberia (Sanford, NC); Alien Oceans is a true collaboration of all three members. A mix of space rock, prog rock, & drone.

: Listen to the track Burial at Sea
: Press Release
: Reviews

Lost Trail - Winter EP Lost Trail - Winter EP
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 210
7 tracks, 19 minutes
$1 download
Lost Trail’s drones seem hollowed out and misty, giving the sensation of walking in a peaceful cone of silence. They remind us to stay centered, no matter where we are, to seek the stillness and holiness in the dark quiet of these long nights.
~ Forestpunk

For 5 years Lost Trail has been putting out massive amounts of ambient, experimental, drone, & post rock music.  We're pleased to present their Winter EP that provides moments of minimalist reflection as well as walls of burial in the snow.

: Listen to the track Overwintering
: Press Release
: Reviews
: Prefer to listen on Bandcamp?

Electric Bird Noise - Follow the Star Electric Bird Noise - Follow the Star
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 209
9 tracks, 24 minutes
$1 download
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With a firm experimental base and a penchant of originality and uniqueness, the nine tracks explore the synthesis of melody and dissonance.
~ Floorshime Zipper Boots

For nearly 20 years Electric Bird Noise has been Myrtle Beach, South Carolina's salvationary lighthouse for experimental music whether it be rooted in darkwave, new wave, post rock, guitar walls, or experimental noise.  On Follow the Star Electric Bird Noise follows the discordant ambient jazz guitar explorations of recent releases Kind of Black & Birth. Jesus is coming, how does it make you feel?

: Listen to the track Neethgie
: Press Release
: Reviews

Exercitus Dei - Christus Vincit Exercitus Dei - Christus Vincit
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 208
1 track, 16 minutes
$1 download
If your musical bag is slightly more robust and draped in regimental fineries then this may well furiously tick the boxes sounding as it does like the celestial cavalry fast approaching over the hill replete with the soft mesmeric after burns and radiant glow of ethereal chorals of angelic sighs.
~ The Sunday Experience

An extended meditation on the glory of Christ as well as the martial tradition inevitably connected with the preservation of Christendom.

: Listen to the track Christus Vincit
: Press Release
: Reviews
: Prefer to listen on Bandcamp?

Baptizer - The Dream of the Rood Baptizer - The Dream of the Rood
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 207
2 tracks, 16 minutes
$1 download
Baptizer explores the maddening mysticism of The Dream of the Rood, an ancient Anglo-Saxon poem which blends the sacrifice of the god Woden with the crucifixion of Jesus.

: Listen to the track The Dream of the Rood
: Press Release
: Reviews
: Prefer to listen on Bandcamp?

Fornever - Lights Fornever - Lights
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 206
6 tracks, 20 minutes
$1 download
Synthpop, shoegaze, & darkwaved tinged Christmas music.

: Listen to the track Estrellita
: Press Release
: Reviews
: Prefer to listen on Bandcamp?
: Prefer to listen on Spotify?

Small Life Form - It Is Not Safe But It Is Warm Small Life Form - It Is Not Safe But It Is Warm
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 205
1 track, 12 minutes
$1 download
This is, quite simply, a damn fine power noise/harsh drone record that conveys a feeling that a narrative arc couldn’t.
~ Forestpunk

Just in time for Christmas, Small Life Form delivers a pure slab of aggressive ambient drone. Just like home, it is not safe but it is warm. Jesus is coming to love & destroy us all.

: Listen to the track It Is Not Safe But It Is Warm
: Press Release
: Reviews
: Prefer to listen on Bandcamp?
: Prefer to listen on Youtube?
: Prefer to listen on Spotify?

Remora - Christmas Drones for One Guitar Remora - Christmas Drones for One Guitar
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 204
4 tracks, 28 minutes
$1 download
A delightful, open-ended exploration, that would sound as fresh and timely in July as the depths of the dark nights of winter.
~ Forestpunk

Four loop driven ambient guitar improvisations from Remora.  Drink your eggnog until you think it's 1999 again.

: Listen to the track Special Occasion
: Press Release
: Reviews
: Prefer to listen on Bandcamp?

Yellow6 - Merry6mas2015 Yellow6 - In Circles / Merry6mas2015
MP3 Album 2015 | Silber 203
8 tracks, 79 minutes
$2 download
Continuing Yellow6's yearly document of unreleased song for the 17th time.  Post rock guitar experimentation at its finest.

: Listen to the track Two Kinds of People
: Press Release
: Reviews
: Listen on Bandcamp
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Yellow6 - No Memories, Only Photographs Yellow6 - No Memories, Only Phototgraphs
CD Album 2015 | Silber 201
8 tracks, 64 minutes (+2 bonus tracks in digital version, 98 minutes)
$12
($18 international, $5 download)
Yellow6 returns to Silber with ambient guitar driven reflections on the nature of memory & the lack of persistence of all things.

: Listen to the track Seal Beach
: Press Release
: Listen to the album on Bandcamp
: Reviews

Luka Fisher - Sleep Gallery Luka Fisher - Sleep Gallery
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 199
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Sleep Gallery is five minutes of ambient, primitive dance music, & sound experiments that will suck you into Luka Fisher’s unique world on the second floor of a flower shop just off skid row in Los Angeles.

: Listen to the track Besides A Pleasure Heart
: Press Release
: Reviews


Kirchenkampf - Swimming Towards the Light Kirchenkampf - Swimming Towards the Light
MP3 Album 2015 | Silber 198
5 tracks, 61 minutes
$5 Download
On Swimming Towards The Light, Kirchenkampf’s compositions are inspired by facing a fear of drowning. The sounds shimmer like water with sounds that are both distant & submerged as well as in your ear present. A journey & a soundtrack, somewhere between a horror movie soundtrack & guided meditation. Listen in & survive your fears alongside Kirchenkampf.

: Listen to the track Land of Hope and Dread
: Press Release
: Listen on Bandcamp
: Reviews

Remora - Almost Live Series Remora - Almost Live Series
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 197
8 tracks, 45 minutes
$1 download
A recently uncovered set of recordings for a radio session for Ambient Ping Radio back in 2007.  This captures Remora's aggressive ambient guitar riffs & distorted guitar arpeggios of this largely undocumented era.  Musical nods to Godflesh, Lycia, & strangely enough Joe Jackson.

: Listen to the track New Lycian
: Reviews
: Listen or download for free on Bandcamp

Drekka - Ghost House Drekka - Ghost House
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 196
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
Electronic voice phonemenon monitoring by Drekka in a room within a room within a ghost house.  Spirit sounds or human defections?

: Listen to the track EVP1
: Press Release
: Reviews

Lure of the Unknown - Day of Endings Lure of the Unknown - Day of Endings
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 195
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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On Day of Endings, Lure of the Unknown (Joeseph Simon) gives the series a new challenging twist - one minute soundtracks to six word micro-stories.

: Listen to the track Light disappears, darkness expands, tomorrow dies.
: Press Release
: Reviews

Heaven Falls Hard - Three Hundred Seconds Heaven Falls Hard - Three Hundred Seconds
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 194
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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On Three Hundred Seconds, Heaven Falls Hard presents five pieces creating a cinematic soundtrack to the last five minutes of life. Paying homage to the classic soundtrack work of John Carpenter, Goblin, & Ennio Morricone; an imaginary film easily comes to mind of one coming to terms & embracing a final rest. Sit back & let your imagination make an epic short film.

: Listen to the track Triumph
: Press Release
: Reviews

Remora - Swash Remora - Swash
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 193
7 tracks, 24 minutes
$2 download
Remora captured as a live post punk proto-apcalyptic band featuring Brian Lea McKenzie of Electric Bird Noise on drums & Peter Aldrich on bass led by Brian John Mitchell on guitar & vocals.

: Listen to the track The Doctor's Wife
: Press Release
: Reviews
: Listen or download for free on Bandcamp

Philip Polk Palmer - Here in the Deadlights Philip Polk Palmer - Here in the Deadlights
CD Album 2015 | Silber 192
9 tracks, 31 minutes
$12
($18 international, $5 download)
Influenced by bands like Joy Division, The Church, The Reds, Nick Cave & the Badseeds, Echo & the Bunnymen, & Bauhaus; Palmer takes post punk & shoegaze & melancholy pop & mixes them with the ghosts, hopes, legends, & life of Savannah. Engineered by Brian John Mitchell (Remora) & mixed by Brian McKenzie (Electric Bird Noise).

: Listen to the track The Call
: Press Release
: Listen on Bandcamp
: Reviews

The Infant Cycle - The Bundle of Joy The Infant Cycle - The Bundle of Joy
MP3 Box Set 2015 | Silber 191
36 tracks, 3 hours 19 minutes
$5 download
A collection of rarities encompassing the twenty year career of The Infant Cycle.  Electro-acoustic, ambient, drone, noise, & near silence.

: Listen to the track The Nice Intro
: Listen to the track Shiny Venus
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M is We - M is We M is We - M is We
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 190
7 tracks, 23 minutes
$3 download
On this self-titled EP by M is We, the music is lo-fi electro-clash. Influenced by post punk, new wave, & darkwave as well as experimental music, the songs have maintained pop sensibilities while remaining raw & immediate. The reverb drenched & distorted vocals are anthems of isolation & escape, of fires & rebirth. Sing along, feel the heat, & find something to burn.

: Listen to the track Family Reunion
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M is We - Sinking M is We - M is We
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 190A
6 tracks, 25 minutes
free download via Bandcamp

Special collection of remixes of M is We's song "Sinking" available exclusively on Bandcamp. Remixed by Ostacoli Sonori, Phoenix Cube, iGod, Nik Furious, Remora, & Fornever.

Kaiju Temple Various Artists - Kaiju Temple
MP3 Compilation 2015 | Silber 189
18 tracks, 77 minutes
$5 download (includes digital comic)
...another fine experimental noise & drone compilation from North Carolina's Silber Records...
~ Floorshime Zipper Boots

It was only natural that Joe Badon would make his Terra Kaiju comic. A story of love, sacrifice, & revenge inspired by the giant monster & samurai movies that Joe grew up on. It was also only natural that Silber would curate an experimental noise soundtrack for it.
Featuring: Small Life Form, Chvad SB, Goddakk, IANTH, Clang Quartet, Dathon, Electric Bird Noise, Baptizer, Bryce Eiman, Emperor Sumo, M is We, Mhek, Blues Alias, Llarks, Promute, The Band That Wouldn't Die, Northern Valentine, & Remora

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Make Some Noise Various Artists - Make Some Noise
MP3 compilation 2015 |Silber 188
8 tracks, 23 minutes
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A must have for any discerning music afficianado.
~ Floorshime Zipper Boots

A few years ago there was well a fad of noise musicians posting pictures & videos of cheerleaders holding "Make Some Noise" signs on Facebook.  With a cheer from a middle school as an inspiration point, this compilation is a fun mix of noise, darkwave, prog rock, drone, & electroclash.  
Featuring: M is We, Electric Bird Noise, fornever, Small Life Form, Ted Johnson, Philip James Fox, Baptizer, & The Band that Wouldn't Die.

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What Does The Scanner See - What Does The Scanner See What Does The Scanner See - What Does The Scanner See?
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 186
4 tracks, 28 minutes
$3 download
What Does The Scanner See? is an improvisational collaboration of five musicians – Megan Karls (Cascade String Quartet, Great Falls Symphony) on violin, Kyle Arthur Miller (Haunter) on electric guitar, Eric Perreault (Andrew Weathers Ensemble) on concertina, Erik Schoster (He Can Jog) on computer, & Andrew Weathers (Andrew Weathers Ensemble) on acoustic guitar. Named after graffiti that may or may not have been a reference to Philip K. Dick, What Does the Scanner See is as mysterious & deep as the song of freedom from Radio Free Albemuth.

: Listen to the track Sugar Maple
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Kirchenkampf - The Body Electric Kirchenkampf - The Body Electric
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 184
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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...lost distress calls transmitted from long since departed civilisations at the far echelons of the galactic heavens...
~ Mark Barton, The Sunday Experience

Kirchenkampf has been making experimental & electronic music for nearly 30 years.  We're pleased to present a five minute exploration into space & body transference.

: Listen to the track Galvani
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X-Bax - Aokigahara X-Bax - Aokigahara
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 183
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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...mostly melodic miniatures for guitar with a dose of heavy rock & gritty drone...
~ Avant Music News

X-Bax is the solo project of Phil Dole (Chord).  Massive drone & angular rock face the five minute challenge.

: Listen to the track Gozu The Killer
: Press Release
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Parties - Tea Time Parties - Tea Time
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 182
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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...effects-laden, guitar-centered music layered over pedal points or percolating synths...
~ Avant Music News

Parties is the drone super group of PD Wilder (Hotel Hotel/More States), Joe Morgan (The Late Virginia Summers), & Andrew Weathers.  Tea Time is a droning blend of shimmering guitars & glitching synths.

: Listen to the track Darjeeling
: Press Release
: Reviews


PD Wilder - O Tokke Hymns PD Wilder - O Tokke Hymns
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 181
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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...these lonesome aural portraits are trimmed with majesty poise & ghostly introspection that turn from moments of hollowing tear stained detachment & desolation, shadow lined ice sculptured murmurs to chiming peels of celestial radiance...
~ Mark Barton, The Sunday Experience

PD Wilder of Hotel Hotel returns to Silber with glacial guitar & reverbed drenched funeral hymn drones.

: Listen to the track Hymn One
: Press Release
: Reviews

Sagan Youth - Chem Set Sagan Youth - Chem Set
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 180
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Analog synthesizers, primitive dance music, & Carl Sagan inspire this sonic tale of the life of electrons.

: Listen to the track Chem Set I (Compression Bulb)
: Press Release
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Llarks - 5 x 5 Llarks - 5 x 5
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 179
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Chris Jeely (Accelera Deck) is Llarks.  Guitars are manipulated & mutilated by pedals to bring noise out of melody & melody out of noise.

: Listen to the track Atavistic Chime
: Press Release
: Reviews

Chvad SB - Outside the Shadow of an Aliquot Tree Chvad SB - Outside the Shadow of an Aliquot Tree
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 178
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Chvad SB abandons his synths for five one minute guitar explorations.

: Listen to the track Followed by One
: Press Release
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LD&Co - The Just-World Phenomenon LD&Co - The Just-World Phenomenon
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 177
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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...lo-fi’d power pop crookedness...
~ Mark Barton, The Sunday Experience

LD&Co is led by LD Beghtol (Flare, Moth Wranglers).  Twisted pop blended with bedroom noise experiments.  Songs about Godzilla, electronic devices, similes & metaphors, murder, & groovy horror movies. Sometimes getting inside other people’s heads is as confusing as it is delightful.

: Listen to the track Velocity Of The Bedroom
: Press Release
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Black Wedding - Recursive Black Wedding - Recursive
MP3 EP 2015 | Silber 176
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Black Wedding is a collaboration between musician Joshua Heinrich (fornever) & music journalist Julie Johnson (Grave Concerns) of new wave filtered through a darkwave sieve on Recursive.

: Listen to the track breathe
: Press Release
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Broken Hearts Broken Sounds Various Artists - Broken Hearts Broken Sounds
MP3 compilation 2015 |Silber 175
18 tracks, 80 minutes
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A compilation curated by Michael Wood!  Eclectic bands doing everything from shoegaze to americana to experimental.  Broken Hearts Broken Sounds showcases 18 acts with links to the Carolinas - The Veldt, The Affectionates, Hyphen Burnhole, King of Prussia, Planet Cock, LoveyDove, Something About Vampires and Sluts, One Bad Apple, Sleeping Policeman, M is We, Miss Massive Snowflake, Remora, Electric Bird Noise, Feel No Other, Nighttime Tides, Downlouders, Octopus Jones, & Silver Screen Orchestra.

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Firetail - Little Droner Boy Firetail - Little Droner Boy
MP3 EP 2014 | Silber 174
1 tracks, 16 minutes
$1 download
...reduces a well-known holiday favorite to a resonant blur..
~ Andy Armageddon, Bandjack

Firetail creates a reverb drenched drone from a Christmas classic.

: Listen to the track Little Droner Boy
: Press Release
: Reviews
: Prefer to listen on Bandcamp?

Small Life Form - Parts for Holiday Projects Small Life Form - Parts for Holiday Projects
MP3 EP 2014 | Silber 173
4 tracks, 14 minutes
$1 download
In truth sounds like the third programme of the spin cycle on an Indesit washing machine....
~ Mark Barton, The Sunday Experience

Small Life Form explores the secret sounds of jingle bells.

: Listen to the track It's Not All Milk & Cookies
: Press Release
: Reviews
: Prefer to listen on Bandcamp?

Baptizer - Nativity Baptizer - Nativity
MP3 EP 2014 | Silber 172
2 tracks, 20 minutes
$1 download
In all likelihood, this is not what would come to mind when most people imagine religious music, yet Baptizer’s Nativity EP seems to embody many ideas and themes related to the actual birth of Christ – not the consumer-friendly Christmas holiday that we are more familiar with today. I found this to be an extremely well-crafted and almost inspiring release that prompts the listener to go on a voyage of introspection and self-discovery. Honestly, that’s about as outstanding a holiday gift as any music could provide, and I’d recommend this relatively brief EP to those willing to approach it with an open mind.
~ Andy Armageddon, Bandjack

Baptizer provides the caustic soundtrack of the first Christmas.


: Press Release
: Listen to the track The Demons of Herod Hunt in Vain
: Listen to the track Nativity

Remora - A Burning Lump of Coal Remora - A Burning Lump of Coal
MP3 EP 2014 | Silber 171
4 tracks, 18 minutes
$1 download
If Remora’s goal on this EP was to make slightly deranged music that somehow still retained some semblance of holiday mood, they succeeded with flying colors.
~ Andy Armageddon, Bandjack

Remora's music re-invisioned for tales of a post-apocalyptic Christmas celebration.


: Listen to the track O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
: Press Release
: Reviews

Electric Bird Noise - Birth Electric Bird Noise - Birth
MP3 EP 2014 | Silber 170
4 tracks, 14 minutes
$2 download
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Impossible to fully understand Electric Bird Noise rule over dark lands on “Birth”.
~ Beach Sloth


Discordant guitar ambient for being trapped in an elevator while trying to escape a Christmas party.

: Listen to the track evlewt
: Press Release
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Ronjas Christmas Witch Ronja's Christmas Witch - Ronja's Christmas Witch
MP3 EP 2014 | Silber 169
12 tracks, 31 minutes
$2 download
Mkl Anderson of Drekka leads us through a world of Christmas dreams.

: Listen to the track First Dream of Christmas
: Press Release
: Reviews
: Prefer to listen on Bandcamp?

Yellow6 - Merry6mas2014 Yellow6 - Merry6mas2014
MP3 EP 2014 | Silber 168
10 tracks, 75 minutes
$2 download
A collection of outtakes, live recordings, & new material wrap up the year 2014 for Yellow6.

: Listen to the track October Drone
: Press Release
: Reviews
: Prefer to listen on Bandcamp?

DRLNG - Icarus DRLNG - Icarus
MP3/Vinyl EP 2014 | Silber 167/Secret Brand Records 01
4 tracks, 15 minutes
$3 download (order vinyl here)
DRLNG is a new project featuring former members of Boston dreampop act Plumerai. They hail from New York & Paris & tip their hat to a variety of influences like Seventeen Seconds era Cure, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Bjork, & Ella Fitzgerald mixing them all into one cohesive sound of their own. Dreamy organic songscapes fused with Eliza Brown’s distinctive croon to complete their sound.

: Listen to the track Icarus
: Press Release
: Reviews

Frank Alexander - 5x5 Frank Alexander - 5x5
MP3 EP 2014 | Silber 166
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
Prog rock bassist Frank Alexander delivers five short songs in five different styles of music.

: Listen to the track Armageddon Disco

: Reviews

Yellow6 - Closer To The Sea Without Moving Yellow6 - Closer To The Sea Without Moving
CD Album 2014 | Silber 165
10 tracks, 57 minutes
$12
($18 international, $5 download)
Yellow6 comes to Silber with an ambient tale of life & decay.

: Listen to the track Looking Back Towards The Sea
: Press Release
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Goddakk - Praises To My Devourer Goddakk - Praises To My Devourer
MP3 EP 2014 | Silber 164
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
Martin Newman of Plumerai & DRLNG returns with his project Goddakk for five minutes of manipulated & mutilated guitar experiments.

: Press Release
: Listen to the track My Devourer
: Reviews

Can Can Heads - King Dong Kong Can Can Heads - King Dong Kong
MP3 EP 2014 | Silber 163
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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No wave jazz from Finland delivered to you by Can Can Heads.

: Listen to the track Square with a Little Bit Rectangle
: Press Release
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Matteo NonMiPiaceIlCirco Preabianca -A Kind of World Matteo "NonMiPiaceIlCirco" Preabianca - A Kind of World
MP3 EP 2014 | Silber 162
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Matteo "NonMiPiaceIlCirco" Preabianca creates five sonic sketches from another world.

: Listen to the track Miles, no Davis
: Press Release
: Reviews

Lost Trail - Rural Entropy EP Lost Trail - Rural Entropy EP
MP3 EP 2014 | Silber 161
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Lost Trail creates 5 cinematic soundscapes in 5 minutes.

: Listen to the track Blood Forcefield
: Press Release
: Reviews

Electric Bird Noise - Unleashing the Inner Robot Electric Bird Noise - Unleashing the Inner Robot
MP3 Album 1999 (re-issued 2014) | Silber 160
10 tracks, 45 minutes
$5 (download only (320 kbps, ~94 megs))
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Electric Bird Noise does a good job of making limited themes go a long way and exploring the possibilities of thematic development that also produces creatively cosmic music.
~ Jerry Kranitz, Aural Innovations

Electric Bird Noise's first album that started it all.  Post rock, darkwave, or whatever they'll call it next year.

: Listen to the track The Hum of the Moon
: Press Release
: Reviews

Rllrbll: Bathing Music RllrbllBathing Music
MP3 Album 2000 (2014 re-issue) | Silber 159
9 tracks, 43 minutes
$5 (download only (320 kbps, ~100 megs))
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Bathing Music is an eerie combination of jazz, electronic, hip hop, & noise music.
~ Erin Hucke, Pop Matters

Re-issue of Rllrbll's out of print classic Bathing Music.

: Listen to the track Wyoming
: Press Release
: Reviews

If Thousands - Candice Recorder
MP3 Album 2001 (re-issued 2014) | Silber 158
12 tracks, 68 minutes
$5 (download only (320 kbps, ~131 megs))
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Minimalist drone, aggressive ambient, electro-acoustic, organic, whatever you call it to describe it doesn't change this from being a great record.
~ Brian John Mitchell, QRD

If Thousands classic first album.  Somewhere between ambient, drone, avant jazz, shoegaze, & experimental noise is where Candice Recorder record lies.  Probably their darkest album & a must listen for fans of bands like Coil & Goblin.

: Listen to the track paint the night
: 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

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

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
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: Reviews

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.

Guitarists appearing on the compilation:
Ian McPhedran of Ostrich Tuning, Jun Minowa of Gargle & Yawning, Alan Sparhawk of Low, Aidan Baker of Nadja, Michael Walton of mwvm, Mason Jones of Numinous Eye, Gavin MacArthur of Schlong, Andrew Weathers, Brandon W Pittman of when the word was (((sound))), Evgeny Zheyda of Thorn1, Robert Brown of Northern Valentine, PD Wilder of Hotel Hotel, Ashkelon Sain of Trance to the Sun, Invisible Elephant, Andras Fekete of Boat Burning, David M Birchall of Kalbakken, Brian Elyo of mobdividual, Francesco Brasini, Jason LaFarge of Pants Exploder, Brian Lea McKenzie of Electric Bird Noise, Azalia Snail, Andrea Vascellari of Lullabier & Firetail, Eric Quach of thisquietarmy, Kyle Arthur Miller of Haunter, Martin Newman of Plumerai & Goddakk, Joshua Heinrich of fornever, Charles Rice Goff III, Bret Harold Hart, Dave Halverson of Trance Lucid, Evan Peta, Jim Walker of Tim and Jim & JVA, John Trubee, Jon Attwood of Yellow6, Brian John Mitchell of Remora, Nathan Amundson of Rivulets, Gary Murray, Bill Horist of Master Musicians of Bukkake, TAM, Julien Ottavi, Tony Sagger of DrugsDragons, Jean D.L., Robert Poss of Band of Susans, Russ Stedman, Stef Ketteringham of Shield Your Eyes, Eric Hausmann, Zachary Corsa & Denny Corsa of Lost Trail, Michael A. Cosma of Anixas, Rachel Goldstar of Experimental Aircraft, Cheryl Hall of Irata, Michael Seman of Shiny Around The Edges, Don Campau, Matt Stevens of Fierce and the Dead, Dan West of Sidewalk Society & LoveyDove, Jason Williams of Animal Holograms, & Peter Bingham of Sendelica.

: Press Release
: Reviews

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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

Feel No Other - Feel No Other Feel No Other - Feel No Other
CD Album 2014 | Silber 152
12 tracks, 34 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download)
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...their self-titled debut manages to sound simultaneously cinematic and intimate, contemporary and yet old-fashioned — at it’s heart, it’s part David Lynch soundtrack & Joan Baez-era folk song...a haunting, unsettling beauty.
~ William Ruben Helms, The Joy of Violent Movement

Feel No Other returns with their full length debut of cinematic americana storytelling.  

: Listen to the track Winter Is All Over You
: Press Release
: Reviews

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
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slicnaton - autoscopy slicnaton - autoscopy
MP3 Album 2014 | Silber 150
6 tracks, 37 minutes
$5 download
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Completely relaxing... slicnaton caresses my inner buddha!
~ Brian Lea McKenzie, Electric Bird Noise

slicnaton comes to Silber with meditative experimental drone influenced by classical & jazz composition backgrounds.  

: Listen to the track maartechen
: Press Release
: Reviews

If Thousands -  for
MP3 Album 2014 | Silber 149
15 tracks, 72 minutes
$5 download
For is a thing of beauty that must be ingested whole & is a perfect drug for a long day’s night.
~ Joseph Kyle, Dagger


If Thousands returns after eight years with their special formula of angst laden slumbercore drone ambient.

: Listen to the track lucky

: Press Release
: Reviews

Rllrbll - 4 Corners Rllrbll - 4 Corners
MP3 Album 2013 | Silber 148
10 tracks, 40 minutes
$5 download
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They know no boundaries and everything goes. Lots of fun.
~ Yair Yona, Small Town Romance

The mighty Rllrbll returns with an album of genre gliding trip hoppy post jazz.  Listen in for the happening grooves.

: Listen to the track Iggy
: Press Release
: Reviews

Yellow6 - 5 Yellow6 - 5
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 147
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Yellow6 re-affirms his exquisite deft application for the craft of the touching, the melancholic and the atmospheric.
~ The Sunday Experience

The drone guitar work of Yellow6 is joined by piano for the 5 in 5 challenge.

: Listen to the track 5.2
: Press Release
: Reviews

Carl Kruger - Sexist Tranny Carl Kruger - Sexist Tranny
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 146
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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...merrily send you off into dark wondering to yourself what the buggering hell was that – file under deranged bad trip.
~ The Sunday Experience

Carl Kruger brings caustic noise & soothing noise built from layered field recordings for the 5 in 5 challenge.

: Listen to the track Venalize the Bold
: Press Release
: Reviews

Small Life Form - We Shall Be One Small Life Form - We Shall Be One
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 145
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Small Life Form’s ‘We Shall Be One’ is the sound of biology gone astray. Unable to focus on melody or any form of progression it is reminiscent of tiny microorganisms. The surreal quality of these songs is quite disturbing at times. By using something so abstract it moves beyond mere ambience or noise into an entirely different field of sound. Elements within the sound itself reappear multiple times creating a fractured sense of theme. Through the process of evolution the sounds merge to build a larger greater creature.
~ Beach Sloth

Small Life Form returns with a feedback driven quest for sleep & the destruction of self.

: Listen to the track now i understand all the things that you mean
: Press Release
: Reviews

Tony Whitlock - Secret Keepers Tony Whitlock - Secret Keepers
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 144
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Aural sounds melt into each other. Determining where the track is going becomes quite difficult. Evolution happens so strangely.
~ Beach Sloth


Tony Whitlock joins Silber with a drone soundtrack to an unmade film.

: Listen to the track Three
: Press Release
: Reviews

Ms. - Ms. Ms. - Ms.
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 143
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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...it could be considered ‘rock’ on perhaps another planet....
~ Beach Sloth


Ms. is Shane De Leon of Miss Massive Snowflake (& formerly of Rllrbll) making fun indie pop music on tour with friends.


: Listen to the track Tangled Up
: Press Release
: Reviews

Dan West - Expression Compression Dan West - Expression Compression
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 142
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Dan West’s ‘Expression Compression’ is a joyous mess. The songs are long gone. Pieces are out of control. Noise is a large chunk of it. Loopy constructions on here are reminiscent of Royal Trux at their most crazed. Yes things are that unhinged. Melodies do actually exist, just barely able to cling onto the pseudo structure that holds these pieces together. Skronk is the best definition of this kind of sound.
~ Beach Sloth


Dan West came to us through his collaborations with Azalia Snail under the name LoveyDove. On Expression Compression he combines 1980s noise rock with Sun Ra styled jazz.


: Listen to the track Stupid Jerk
: Press Release
: Reviews

The Infant Cycle - The Complete Infant Cycle The Infant Cycle - The Complete Infant Cycle
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 141
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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This is the celebration of near-silence, the tension that exists in the small spaces.
~ Beach Sloth

The Infant Cycle has been slogging out their own brand of music blending drone, ambient, noise, & music concrete for nearly 20 years. The Complete Infant Cycle represents all the current things The Infant Cycle currently does distilled down into just five minutes.

: Listen to the track C no. 2
: Press Release
: Reviews

Muscle Mass - Atrophy Muscle Mass - Atrophy
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 140
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Simultaneously celebrating the past and future, ‘Atrophy’ manages its electronic sound for fun.
~ Beach Sloth

Muscle Mass is minimalist aggressive synth pop. I never quite figured out what chillwave is, but maybe it sounds like this?

: Listen to the track Dream Riff
: Press Release
: Reviews

Bryce Eiman - Perfect Fifths Bryce Eiman - Perfect Fifths
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 139
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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From elegant to abrasive he understands each impulse of noise.
~ Beach Sloth


Bryce Eiman is the heart & soul of the 919 Noise scene.  On Perfect Fifths he weaves a tale of debauchery & destruction leading to calm & peace in 5 minutes of noise & dubbed out death disco.

: Listen to the track Isotrope 05 (78BPM)
: Press Release
: Reviews

Andrew Weathers - They Turned the Heat On Andrew Weathers - They Turned the Heat On
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 138
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Based more around the emotional core than traditional structure these are beautiful pieces that resonate with spontaneity.
~ Beach Sloth


A collection of banjo improvisations from the man with Silber blood in his veins, Andrew Weathers.  Does studying the craft side of music create new possibilities or stifle creativity?


: Listen to the track The Weather In California Is Nice
: Press Release
: Reviews

Zlata Sandor Shaun Sandor - Band on the Moon Zlata Sandor | Shaun Sandor - Band on the Moon
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 137
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Shaun Sandor of Promute has been a part of the Silber family since 2007 when he booked the first live Small Life Form show.  His daughter Zlata was born into Silber & sometimes she appears in the upper right corner of our website rocking a Remora shirt.  We're super happy to present to you this fun father & daughter collaboration.

: Listen to the track Party Balloons
: Press Release
: Reviews

Ben Link Collins - Five Memories Ben Link Collins - Five Memories
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 136
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Ben Link Collins has been part of the Silber family since 2009 when he started interning here & took charge of putting together a number of compilations before launching his own Silent Media Projects.  We're proud to release his EP of sonic memories.

: Listen to the track we sat on the porch and talked
: Press Release
: Reviews

Feel No Other - Five Minute EP Feel No Other - Five Minute EP
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 135
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Feel No Other stuffs ‘Five Minute EP’ full of whatever it can find. Taking an ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ approach works wonders within the short playing time. What results is an EP that doesn’t feel that way. The resulting weirdness that ensues lends itself to greater picture. In a way this absolutely bizarre structure of the EP feels epic in scale.
~ Beach Sloth

Part Electric Bird Noise & part Exhaust the Fox, Feel No Other makes unique & epic super-short songs.

: Listen to the track march towards the west
: Press Release
: Reviews

Baptizer - Untitled Baptizer - Untitled
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 134
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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I became an instant friend to Jim Baptizer when I met him.  The Christian noise scene is all but non-existant, so it's always great to find a member of our odd little cult.  Known for caustic noise, for his five minute EP he grabbed some old four-track guitar noise he did as a teen for an especially Silbery little collection.

: Listen to the track Untitled 1
: Press Release
: Reviews

Firetail: Learning to Cheat
Firetail - Learning to Cheat
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 133
2 tracks, 16 minutes
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A free EP to introduce all you Silberians to Firetail, the ambient guitar drone project of Andrea Vascellari of the italian slowcore band Lullabier.  Recommended if you like Aarktica, mwvm, Thorn1, If Thousands, or essentially half of the Silber roster....

: Listen to the track End = Beginning
: Press Release
: Reviews

Wades - Skyline Wades - Skyline
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 132
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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I've been a fan of Wades for years.  I still have the first demo they sent me maybe ten years ago.  They're part punk rock & part folk blues & part lo-fi pop.  They're pretty much what I always dreamed would happen if I was in a couples band.  I'm super stoked that asking them to do this EP helped encourage them to start working on music more seriously again.

: Listen to the track Hydrophone
: Press Release
: Reviews


Nik Furious - Super Wet Nik Furious - Super Wet
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 131
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Nik Furious has uncovered the pathway to the nexus of reality. This synth-soaked five minute album of experimental electronic funk is the key to accessing reality's control center.

: Listen to the track Unsung
: Press Release

: Reviews

Rllrbll - The White Biscuit Rllrbll - The White Biscuit
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 130
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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The mighty Rllrbll returns with five minutes of experimental jazz groove more powerful than most bands' albums.

: Listen to the track Speechless
: Press Release
: Reviews

Fornever - Numbers fornever - numbers
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 129
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Silber shows it's black darkwave roots from when we still had hair with a five minute EP from our friends fornever.

: Listen to the track one
: Press Release

: Reviews

Goddakk - III Goddakk - III
MP3 EP 2013 | Silber 128
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Martin Newman of Plumerai returns with his project Goddakk for a five minute journey through psychedelic existential dread.

: Listen to the track Not Enough
: Press Release
: Reviews

From Oceans To Autumn - Pareto Analysis Vol 1 From Oceans To Autumn - Pareto Analysis Vol I
MP3 EP 2012 | Silber 127
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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From Oceans to Autumn return to Silber to face the five songs in five minutes EP challenge with their metal & shoegaze infused brand of post rock.

: Listen to the track I
: Press Release
: Reviews

Drekka Soundsystem - Spartan Dub Drekka Soundsystem - Spartan Dub
MP3 EP 2012 | Silber 126
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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Drekka Soundsystem enjoys playing with the listener’s expectations. Normally dub is a soothing relaxing form. Turning this on its head creates relatively jarring little pieces that lodge themselves into the brain.
~ Beach Sloth

Experimental ethereal folk pioneer Drekka gives birth to Drekka Soundsystem.  Dub music experiments designed to test room acoustics, amplifiers, & effect pedals.


: Listen to the track King Jah Dub
: Press Release
: Reviews

Electric Bird Noise - Music from the Short Film Icarus City Electric Bird Noise - Music from the Short Film Icarus City
MP3 EP 2012 | Silber 125
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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What is done is so basic, so simple, and so effective.
~ Beach Sloth

Electric Bird Noise builds a soundtrack to an imaginary film of humanity trying to save itself.  Built up from analog synthesizers to show a new side of Electric Bird Noise.

: Listen to the track Final Attack/Another Drive through the City
: Press Release
: Reviews

Northern Valentine - Juno Northern Valentine - Juno
MP3 EP 2012 | Silber 124
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download

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In only five brief minutes Northern Valentine manages to create a particularly memorable nightmare.
~ Beach Sloth

Known for their long form slow building minimalist soundscapes, Northern Valentine faces the challenge of five songs in five minutes.

: Listen to the track Juno
: Press Release
: Reviews

Mister Science - Five Educational Minutes MISTER SCIENCE - Five Educational Minutes
MP3 EP 2012 | Silber 123
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
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MISTER SCIENCE is a burst of joyous noise. Is this serious? Of course not....
~ Beach Sloth

After being released from his cryogenic sleep, MISTER SCIENCE has abandoned rocketry for music.  We are proud to present to you his 21st century debut.

: Listen to the track Isometric View
: Press Release
: Reviews

Remora - I Came To Party Remora - I Came To Party
MP3 EP 2012 | Silber 122
5 tracks, 5 minutes
$1 download
After the drone dirges & post-apocalyptic pop of recent releases, Remora returns to the fun bits that made the project known as the south's premier post rock party band.  Fun & whimsy after the destruction of a planet.

: Listen to the track I Came To Party
: Press Release
: Reviews

Plumerai - Mondegreen Plumerai -  Mondegreen
CD Album 2012 | Silber 121
10 tracks, 44 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (320 kbps MP3))
Plumerai returns with an album of post punk & proto-shoegaze pop.

: Listen to the track 13
: Press Release
: Reviews

Electric Bird Noise: Desert Jelly Electric Bird Noise - Desert Jelly
CD Album 2013 | Silber 120
11 tracks, 37 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (320 kbps, ~87 megs))
Electric Bird Noise returns defying all expectation with an album of new wave dance & 1970s synth experiments.

: Listen to the track Dunebuggy
: Press Release
: Reviews


Irata: Vultures
Irata - Vultures
CD EP 2012 | Silber 119
5 tracks, 21 minutes
$8 ($14 international, $3 download (MP3 320 kbps, includes digital booklet)
This is definitely a band I’ll be keeping an eye on in the future!
~ Jay Snyder, Hellride Music

Irata finally returns!  The horns are gone & replaced with vocals, but they still have their unique aggressive progressive sludge sound that kicks you in the gut at the same time it smashes you in face.

: Press Release
: Reviews
: Listen to the track Old Smoker

Panthan: Five Pointed Swords Panthan - Five Pointed Swords
MP3 Album 2012 | Silber 118
8 tracks, 23 minutes
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Eight tracks originally recorded for film placement varying from shoegaze influenced indie rock to drone.

: Listen to the track Rocker
: Press Release
: Reviews

Unspeakable Forces: Butterfly Corpse Unspeakable Forces - Butterfly Corpse
MP3 EP 2012 | Silber 117
5 tracks, 20 minutes
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Debut EP of shoegazing doom.  Riffing drone to nod your head to.

: Listen to the track Voluminous
: Press Release
: Reviews

Small Life Form: voice in the sky Small Life Form - voice in the sky
MP3 Album 2012 | Silber 116
1 track, 45 minutes
$5 download

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This is one of the most sedated pieces I’ve heard for a long time. Listen to it late at night with little distraction. It’ll gently lull you to sleep.
~ Beach Sloth


A 45 minute electro-acoustic drone piece from Small Life Form built from voice, melodica, copper pipe, optical theremin, super simple synthesizer, feedback, & aircraft lock.


: Listen to the track voice in the sky (excerpt)
: Press Release
: Reviews

Brian John Mitchell: four and a half Brian John Mitchell - four and a half
MP3 Album 2012 | Silber 115
1 track, 270 minutes (500 megs, may take a little while to download)
$5 download
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How much drone can you handle… your patience will be tested on this one.
~ The Sirens Sound

A 4.5 hour drone built from ebowed guitars & basses accompanied by keyboard & theremin.


: Listen to the track four and a half (excerpt)
: Press Release
: Reviews


Promute - Drone of the Norns Promute - Drone of the Norns
MP3 Album 2012 | Silber 114
1 track, 40 minutes
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Sculpted feedback drones. Guitar & bass feeding back in a large empty space. Recorded, edited, & manipulated by Promute. 

: Listen to an excerpt from Drone of the Norns
: Press Release
: Reviews

Drone is in the Blood Brian John Mitchell & Andrew Weathers
Drone is in the Blood

MP3 Album 2012 | Silber 113
8 tracks, 54 minutes
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Estranged father & son record an album about their relationship. Just read the press release, it's a long story.

: Listen to the track Only Dream You
: Press Release
: Reviews

Plumerai - Marco Polo Plumerai - Marco Polo
MP3 EP 2012 | Silber 112
4 tracks, 16 minutes
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This band is beauty personified. Their music is ethereal and swirly, much like Cocteau Twins and Bel Canto. Eliza Brown’s voice captivates and entrances. The guitars are swirly and chimey while the rhythm section chugs along quite contently. . . . This band has been around for a few years and has seen many lineup changes. I do feel this combination of musicians is indeed the strongest they’ve had & I hope they continue to make music as impressive as this in their current configuration.
~ The Noise-Boston

The first recording of Plumerai with all new line-up featuring new vocalist Eliza Brown & new drummer Mickey Vershbow.

: Listen to the track Loss
: Press Release
: Reviews

Electric Bird Noise: Live at The Basement Electric Bird Noise - Live at The Basement
MP3 Album 2012 | Silber 111
3 tracks, 52 minutes
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Live recordings of experimental ensemble shows from Electric Bird Noise master mind Brian Lea McKenzie featuring the likes of Steve Bailey, Brian John Mitchell (Remora), Nic Slaton (slicnaton), Mahlon Hoard, Michael Wood (SAVAS), & fifty other guests.

: Listen to The 12.14 Choir
: Press Release
: Reviews

Northern Valentine - Fin de Siecle Northern Valentinefin de siecle
CD 2012 | Silber 110
7 tracks, 45 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (320 kbps, ~76 megs))
Since 1998 Northern Valentine has been perfecting their version of drone music - based on improvisation & the emotions of the performers reacting to their physical environment & to each other at that moment, feeding off of & amplifying each other’s energies.  Here they collect more of the unique drones that have made them a staple of the genre.

: Listen to the track The White Mountains
: Press Release
: Reviews

Rllrbll - Murwa Mbwa RllrbllMurwa Mbwa
MP3 EP 2011 | Silber 109
5 track, 30 minutes
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A collection of out takes to prepare you for the release of Rllrbll's epic album for the year of our destruction 2012.

: Listen to the track wah kitty
: Press Release
: Reviews

Magi: December
MagiDecember
MP3 EP 2011 | Silber 108
3 tracks, 30 minutes
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Magi's debut EP of droning instrumental doomgaze.

: Listen to the track The Docturine
: Press Release
: Reviews

Thorn1: Oblivion
Thorn1 - Oblivion
MP3 EP 2011 | Silber 107
7 tracks, 39 minutes
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Thorn1 returns with more songs & drones of emotion, isolation, & hope from the frozen lands of Siberia.

: Listen to the track O
: Press Release
: Reviews

Remora: My Brother's Guns & Knives Remora My Brother's Guns & Knives
MP3 EP 2011 | Silber 105
14 track, 65 minutes
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Remixes & more of Remora's "My Brother's Guns & Knives."  You'd think an hour of remixes of one song would be ridiculous & impossible to sit through, but half of the remixes are really derivative works merely using the original song as source material.  We hope you dig it.

: Press Release
: Reviews

Plumerai: Your Guilty Prize Plumerai - Your Guilty Prize
CD 2011 | Silber 104
9 tracks, 42 minutes
$5 (320 kbps, ~104 megs)
Plumerai returns with more sultry shoegaze influenced pop .

: Listen to the track Strike
: Press Release
: Reviews


Jon DeRosa: Anchored Jon DeRosa - Anchored
CD EP 2011 | Silber 103
4 tracks, 16 minutes
$6 ($12 international, $3 download (320 kbps, ~35 megs))
This is simply a beautiful release, so go have a listen. I hope it is a precursor of more to come.
~ Evening of Light

Jon DeRosa of Aarktica's debut solo EP of moody pop backed by orchestral strings & horns. 


: Listen to the track Anchored
: Press Release
: Reviews

Dead Leaves Rising - Waking Up on the Wrong Side of No One
MP3 Album 2001 | Silber 102
11 tracks, 62 minutes
$5 (320 kbps, ~136 megs)
Two words are all I really need here: starkly gorgeous. DeRosa plays folk-influenced indie pop that owes as much to Leonard Cohen as Red House Painters but more aptly resembles the latter. DeRosa plays all the instruments on this release - except for cello on two songs - & what you get is quiet, contemplative folksy music that is stark in its crisp, pure acoustic guitar & soft drumming and gorgeous in DeRosa’s rich, emotive vocals.
~ Delusions of Adequacy

Jon (Aarktica) DeRosa’s final appearance as DLR before re-working his folk stylings into the americana of Pale Horse and Rider.

Dead Leaves Rising: Shadow Complex Dead Leaves Rising - Shadow Complex
MP3 Album 1997 | Silber 101
7 tracks, 37 minutes
$5 (320 kbps, ~92 megs)
The first release of dark folk from Jon DeRosa of Aarktica's Dead Leaves Rising from his senior year in high school.

: Listen to the track Shadow Complex
: Press Release
: Reviews

Six Feet Below The Snow - a Christmas Compilation
Various Artists
Six Feet Below the Snow - A Silber Christmas Compilation
MP3 Compilation 2011 | Silber 100
20 tracks, 84 minutes
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The holidays are back again.  It's 2011 & we have come baring gifts from the distant land of Silberia.  Gifts of noise & drone & pop & atmospheres to melt the snow above us.  The artist roster is Charles DeMar, Jon DeRosa, Thorn1, Landerim, Miss Massive Snowflake, Goddakk, Origami Boe, Moodring, Remora, Pacific 231, Sibyll Kalff, Yellow6, Lullabier, Feel No Other, Tony Whitlock, Les Marquises, Løzninger, Electric Bird Noise, Parties, & Drekka with Michael Demery Toran.
: Press Release
: Reviews

mwvm: Had Yr Pash
mwvm -  Had Yr Pash
MP3 Album 2012 | Silber 099
8 tracks, 45 minutes
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mwvm is an old friend of Fwonk – his distinctive guitar based ambient drones and melodies, and his sheer dedication to tonal detail make him essential listening for all ambient and drone fans. This, his second album, begins with delightful finger picked guitars and carries on in a similarly gorgeous, uplifting vein.
~ Fwonk

Long awaited sophmore album of angst ridden ambient & slide guitar from mwvm.

: Listen to the track A Total Knew
: Press Release
: Reviews

Goddakk: No2 Goddakk - n°2
MP3 Album 2011 | Silber 098
6 tracks, 35 minutes
$5 (320 kbps, ~66 megs)
Industrial shoegaze, aggressive ambient, cinematic, post rock, whatever you want to call it, we like Goddakk & are proud to release the second solo album from Plumerai's Martin Newman.

: Listen to the track A Snowy Walk Home
: Press Release
: Reviews


Remora - Scars Bring Hope Remora - Scars Bring Hope
CD Album 2011 | Silber 097
12 tracks, 48 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (320 kbps, ~106 megs))
Remora is the main alias of Silber Records honcho Brian John Mitchell. In 15 years, the man has cover a lot of ground, and Scars Bring Hope, while featuring only new material, kind of sums up past experiences. Inside you will find post-apocalyptic folk songs, drones, and electronic music. Helped by Electric Bird Noise’s Brian Lee McKenzie, who dragged him out of the bedroom and into a proper recording studio, Remora delivers an album more definitive-sounding than usual, a good point of entry into his universe – a dark, fallen universe with very little hope left.
~ François Couture , Monsieur Delire

Remora returns with both it's special brand of post apocalyptic pop & guitar drone in a full band setting.  The most commercial Remora release to date.  In the vein of Some Past's Future & Enamored.  From post punk to post rock & always post apocalyptic.

: Listen to the track My Brother's Guns & Knives
: Press Release
: Reviews


From Oceans to Autumn: The Fall/The Flood From Oceans to Autumn - The Flood/The Fall
MP3 EP 2011 | Silber 096
2 tracks, 18 minutes
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Post Metal with mega influences from Shoegaze. I'm getting more and more into this the more I hear it. This is definitely going to be played for a long time to come by me. 
~ Veins Dried Out

A free EP to introduce all you Silberians to From Oceans to Autumn.

: Listen to the track The Fall (excerpt)
: Watch video for The Flood
: Press Release
: Reviews


Electric Bird Noise: The Silber Sessions Electric Bird Noise - The Silber Sessions
CD Album 2011 | Silber 095
13 tracks, 31 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (320 kbps, ~66 megs))
It's always refreshing to hear music on the Silber label. In a world where there are too many generic predictable artists, this label continues providing solid, substantial, unique music that will stand the test of time. The Silber Sessions is the fifth full-length release from Electric Bird Noise...a recording project driven by the songwriting skills of Brian Lea McKenzie. This album presents various rare and unreleased recordings by the band culled from the past decade. But instead of coming across like a bunch of random pieces with varying sound quality, the album is surprisingly cohesive. It's hard to compare and contrast this album because McKenzie's music doesn't really sound like any other specific artists. Thirteen ultra-creative cuts here...and they all have something credible to offer. Our favorite elusive artsy cuts include "Trouble at the Hayworth House," "Christmas With Reilly," "February 23rd," and "Fall of the World Trade Center." We could spin this one for months and never tire of these songs. TOP PICK.
~ Babysue

Finally Electric Bird Noise is officially on Silber with the cinematic loopscapes & guitar drone that make them famous.  The Silber Sessions collects ten years of compilation appearances & spans the shifts & changes in sound from over the past decade.

: Listen to the track Morning Mother Mourning Dove
: Press Release
: Reviews


Clang Quartet: Ava Clang Quartet
Ava
MP3 EP 2011 | Silber 094
1 track, 30 minutes
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Captured on Ava is a live performance from 2008 at the Ava Gardner Independent Film Festival.  It showcases the cacophony, chaos, order, & music that is uniquely Clang Quartet.

: Listen to Ava
: Press Release
: Reviews


Azalia Snail: Celestial Respect Azalia Snail - Celestial Respect
CD Album 2011 | Silber 093
14 tracks, 40 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (320 kbps, ~85 megs))
For those of you who’ve read Go Ask Alice, you’ll understand when I say I wish the protagonist had been able to move past her LSD experiences in the way Azalia Snail has. Prolific Snail, named after the flowers in her parents’ yard, presents us with some somber psyche numbers featuring her multi-instrumental talents and moody vox. There are some horns on here from Taylor Wheedlin and Alex Lewis. Hear for yourself why she’s called the Space Folk Psych Queen.
~ KFJC

The queen of lo-fi space pop now has a home on Silber.  We're glad to have her here as we've been a fan of hers dating back to before Silber began.  Her music combines punk, pop, psychedia, & minimalism in her own unique vibe, just listen to the sample track & you'll see what we mean.

: Listen to the track Space Heater
: Watch video for Space Heater
: Press Release
: Reviews


Sarah June: Beneath Black Robes Sarah June - Beneath Black Robes 
MP3 EP 2011 | Silber 092
12 tracks, 31 minutes
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A collection of trip hop & shoegaze remixes of Sarah June songs.

: Listen to the track Run Run
: Press Release
: Reviews


Thorn1 - So Far as Fast Thorn1 - So Far As Fast
MP3 Album 2010 | Silber 091
11 tracks, 55 minutes
$5 (download only (256 kbps, ~92 megs))
Thorn1 hails from Russia & on their debut album they embrace the winter with blankets of guitar drone following in the tradition of Aarktica & Remora.

: Listen to the track Drone
: Press Release
: Reviews


30 Seconds of Time Various Artists
30 Seconds of Time
MP3 compilation 2010 | Silber 090
46 tracks, 23 minutes
download zip file from Silber | Listen on Silber | Archive.org Page | download zip from Archive.org | ringtones via Myxer
We came up with the idea of this compilation from a few angles.  People have short attention spans!  People love ringtones! Most songs are too long!  So we put together this collection of songs 30 seconds long & made them available as ringtones.  The artist roster is Electric Bird Noise, Zanzibar Snails, muscle mass, Pacific 231, Ben Link Collins, Rollerball, Thorn1, Promute, Irata, Charles de Mar, Small Life Form, Notorious Jet Set, Lullabier, The Undermasks, Drekka, Sibyll Kalff, Vestirse, Bryce Clayton Eiman, slicnaton, Miss Massive Snowflake, Subscape Annex, Remora, Moodring, IANTH, mwvm, The Collinses, The Velveta Heartbreak, Fires Were Shot, Yellow6, Mahlon Hoard, & Peter Aldrich.

: Press Release


Rivulets: d e m o s Rivulets - d e m o s
MP3 Album 2010 | Silber 089
10 tracks, 36 minutes
$5 (download only (256 kbps, ~68 megs))
... it's amazing to notice the constant quality of his songwriting since the beginning, everything in place since the first song until now, Rivulets's foundations are as solid & as deep as a rock half buried in a pale landscape stuck under wintry grey skies.
~ Didier Goudeseune, Derives

Demos captures an era of Rivulets that hasn’t been documented elsewhere. During the first formative year of Rivulets, an important part of the band was bass player Jason Seckel, who’s minimal long sustained notes style can finally be heard for the first time by many fans. You get to hear early versions of songs like “Four Weeks” & “Past Life” along with unreleased songs like “Sick Love” & our personal favorite “Anyway.”

: Listen to the track Four Weeks
: Press Release
: Reviews


The Wet Teens: Let It Pee The Wet Teens - Let It Pee
MP3 Album 2010 | Silber 088
7 tracks, 20 minutes
$5 (download only (256 kbps, ~48 megs))
With an album title like "Let it Pee" how could you not be intrigued? Their lyrics are explicit, their guitar lines intense, their drum beats driving, and we're sure their live show would be invigorating.  Together since 2004, but influenced by music from 30 plus years ago, we're not really sure what their end goal may be, but they've creatively revived an era.
~ New Band Daily

Okay, I know what you're thinking, "What's a glam punk band doing on Silber?"  Well, when good friends make good music, you feel a need to make it heard.  Over the top & hyper-sexualized rock & roll brought back to life &, much like Frankenstein's Monster, is stronger & more intense than before it died.

: Listen to the track The Wet Teens
: Press Release
: Reviews


Irata: Irata Irata - Irata
CD Album 2010 | Silber 087
10 tracks, 53 minutes (plus video for "Eye of Ra" in digital download)
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~142 megs))
If you have any interest whatsoever in space rock, stoner, psyche or progressive metal then you need this album in your life, period. It is a masterpiece of the genre and not just my album of the year, by a considerable distance, but a new entry in to that hallowed list of my favourite albums of all time, and I can’t say fairer than that.
~ Dan Salter, Echoes and Dust

Guitars, drums, bass, & saxophone form this instrumental group from Greensboro, NC. We're happy to make this debut available to the masses while they're working on their new album. Includes video for their song "Eye of Ra."

: Listen to the track Drunken Dwarf
: Press Release
: Reviews


Lotte Kestner: China Mountain Lotte Kestner - China Mountain 
CD Album 2010 | Silber 086
11 tracks, 47 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~86 megs))
Anna Lynne Williams has one of the most intoxicating voices in modern music.
~ Auralgasms

Lotte Kestner is the solo project of Anna-Lynne Williams (Trespassers Williams). A cross between White Chalk era PJ Harvey & early Joan Baez, she sings songs that would be equally at home on a beatnik’s record player, a hippy’s 8-track, or some hipster’s iPod. Minimal, sparse, majestic. Guitar & voice tell stories of hope for love & loss of love & the difficult navigations of human relationships.

: Listen to the track Temperature
: Press Release
: Reviews


Remora: Mecha Remora - Mecha
CD 2010 | Silber 085
16 tracks, 42 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~114 megs))
This is a lot different to anything else I’ve heard by Remora. The guitars have largely been jettisoned in favour of early eighties analogue synthesisers. Mecha is a concept album put together by Remora (aka Silber head-honcho Brian John Mitchell) with an accompanying comic. It’s a tale of a dystopian future of robot freedom fighters in the grand DC/Marvel tradition.
~ Music Musings & Miscellany

Remora returns armed with sub-midi technology instead of a guitar.  Post apocalyptic pop. Blurps & bleeps. Bridges between machine & human brains. Music for androids. Part post rock, part electro, & part folk; love songs, fight songs, & ballads; distorted future music.  Includes a copy of the Mecha mini-comic.  Limited number of physical copies in metal tins.

: Listen to the track Nevada Smith
: Press Release
: Reviews


Sarah June: In Black Robes Sarah June - In Black Robes 
CD 2010 | Silber 076
13 tracks, 39 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~98 megs))
She has a pretty pixie voice, & she whispers & sings in tune, with a blend of seduction & childish naivete - tone-wise, not lyric-wise, as her lyrics are efficient & poetic. June accompanies herself simply at the acoustic guitar. Honest & enjoyable. Some of these melodies will etch their path in my brain after only two listens I’m sure.
~ Monsier Delire

A welcome new addition to the Silber family.  Goth-tinged folk americana from Sarah June for fans of the Cranes, PJ Harvey, or Joanna Newsom.

: Press Release
: Reviews
: Listen to the track Cowboy


Carta: An Index of Birds Carta - An Index of Birds
CD 2010 | Silber 077
13 tracks, 58 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~119 megs))
This is truly an album to cherish during those quiet moments when you need to relax after a troubling day, or just want to stare at the sunset or walk through the snowfall & reminisce about the times of your life when everything was alright with the world....
~ Jeff Penczak, Foxy Digitalis

A welcome new addition to the Silber family.  Carta reminds us of a ton of stuff we like from Low to Six by Seven to Plumerai to Charles Atlas & are in the tradition of all the mid 1990s moody pop/slowcore/indie rock/post rock bands we came of age to.

: Listen to the track Building Bridges
: Press Release
: Reviews


Aarktica: In Sea Remixes Aarktica - In Sea Remixes
CD 2010 | Silber 079
14 tracks, 72 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~135 megs))
We've loved everything we've heard thus far from DeRosa. He's one of those artists you can always depend on to come through with intriguing quality music with a conscience. This is an individually numbered limited edition CD (only 500 copies). TOP PICK.
~ Babysue

Remixes of the entire In Sea album by Ramses III, Landing, ThisQuietArmy, Mason Jones, Keith Canisus (Rumskib), Yellow6, Declining Winter (Richard of Hood), Suckers, Remora, Summer Cats (Slumberland Records), & more.
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Remora: Guitar Antihero Remora
Guitar Antihero
MP3 EP 2009 | Silber 084
1 track, 25 minutes
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At the request of Bryce Clayton Eiman, Remora prepared a piece for the Guitar Antiheroes 919 Noise Showcase on May 12, 2009. The showcase had performers pushing the idea of how to approach the guitar as an instrument. For Remora’s performance to push the sound to the next level from a standard Remora show (which is already often filled with guitar noise), Brian John Mitchell (Remora) boosted the sound to the next level by using five guitars, a bass, & four amplifiers instead of the standard single guitar & amp. The additional guitars were staged around the main amplifier to act as drone instruments. Probably the loudest Remora show ever (reports are it was heard clearly a block away) & often on the cusp of losing control of the wave of sound, the piece ended with Mitchell nearly throwing up from the volume exposure. Still the music somehow ends up as soothing as it is menacing.

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Aarktica: Live at KUCI Aarktica
Live at KUCI 6/15/05
MP3 EP 2009 | Silber 083
5 tracks, 31 minutes
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After the release of Bleeding Light, Aarktica did a short West Coast tour with most of the full live band. During this trip the band was invited to perform live on the air at KUCI in Irvine, CA. These tracks, recorded live, capture the rawness, tension & dynamics of Bleeding Light-era Aarktica & represent the only live shows done outside of New York City for this album. A very different animal than the on-record Aarktica most know, the live shows of this era featured the virtuosity of free jazz greats Mike Pride & James Duncan on drums & trumpet, respectively Just listen to the drum breaks toward the end of “A Shadow Knife,” & the trumpet solos on “OJ Gude.”

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Moodring: Live Moodring
Live
MP3 EP 2009 | Silber 082
7 tracks, 28 minutes
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Moodring live recordings from the fall of 2008.  Culled from the two performances that solidified Moodring's place in the Silber roster.

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Lost Kisses DVD Small Life Form
Lost Kisses Soundtrack
MP3 Album 2009 | Silber 081
16 tracks, 68 minutes
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When the time came to make a soundtrack to the Lost Kisses cartoons, Small Life Form’s brand of electro acoustics & aggressive ambient seemed like a great fit for the stories. The music is loop driven & sometimes barely noticed & at other times feels like a laser beam straight to the brain threatening to completely wash it clean. The soundtrack to an emotional acid trip - not necessarily positive or negative or menacing or soothing, but very physically present.
The instruments used are the standards of the recent live Small Life Form shows including copper pipe, triangles, melodica, pitch pipe, harmonica, microphone feedback, & voice all washed & sculpted with distortion, reverb, & delay.
Some of the pieces are shorter or longer than on the Lost Kisses DVD (adjusted for the length of the cartoons) & also included are the pieces for the menu pages that were eventually cut from the release.
If you dig the soundtrack make sure to check out the DVD to get the rest of the story.

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White Silber: A Cold Slow Xmas Various Artists
White Silber - A Cold Slow Xmas
MP3 compilation 2009 | Silber 080
25 tracks, 105 minutes
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What’s there to say about this compilation? Old friends & new friends doing mainly original compositions & mainly instrumental pieces. An artist roster of Aarktica, Small Cities, Charles Atlas, Andrew Weathers, This Quiet Army, Electric Bird Noise, Lullabier, Bryce Eiman, Polar400, Miss Massive Snowflake, Gorgons, Origami Galaktika, Remora, Lozninger, Fornever, Moodring, Subscape Annex, Carta, Small Life Form, Zanzibar Snails, Moral Crayfish, Northern Valentine, Medit, & Yellow 6. So a solid representation from the Silber roster, the 919Noise scene, all our old friends, & some folks we’ve just met. I hope you dig it all & maybe find a new favorite band or two. Personally I’m pretty pleased at how it simultaneously goes all over the musical map & remains cohesive. Noise, beats, slowcore, found sounds, guitar walls, & occasionally things that could pass for rock & roll.

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Aarktica: In Sea Aarktica - In Sea
CD 2009 | Silber 078
12 tracks, 56 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256kbps, ~100 megs))
"Why isn’t Jon DeRosa’s work as Aarktica mentioned in the same breath as Stars of the Lid or Eluvium when discussing ambient/drone music?"
~ Ian Mathers, PopMatters 

Aarktica returns to Silber for the ten year in the making sequel to No Solace in Sleep!  Check out what will soon be Silber's best selling release ever & an indie ambient classic!  Includes slow-drone cover of Danzig's "Am I Demon?"

Recommended if you like: Labradford, Windy & Carl, Ennio Morricone, Eluvium, Mogwai, Seefeel, Earth, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Spacemen 3

: Listen to the track In Sea
: Press Release
: Reviews


Vlor - six-winged Vlor - six-winged
CD 2009 | Silber 075
16 tracks, 50 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256kbps, ~83 megs))
Six-Winged is a terrific album that flits from style to style, but manages to hang together perfectly. Even the book ending tracks, ostensibly two versions of the same thing, sound nothing like each other. The first a delicate, fragile whisper of a song, the second straying into Galaxie 500 territory. It shows that surprise and variety needn’t be at the expense of consistency and flow.
~ Music Musing & Miscellany

The Silber super group returns this time featuring Brian John Mitchell (Remora/Small Life Form), Jon DeRosa (Aarktica), Brian McKenzie (Electric Bird Noise), Martin Newman (Plumerai/Goddakk), Michael Wood (Something About Vampires And Sluts), Jessica Bailiff, Annelies Monsere, Jim DeJong (Infant Cycle), Michael Walton (mwvm), Paolo Messere (6 P.M.), & more.  Sounds go from indie pop to punk rock to drone ambient. 

: Listen to the track damage the land & the sea
: Listen to the track i have left home (reprise)
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: Watch video for Watch Me Bleed


Moodring: scared of ferret Moodring - Scared of Ferret
CD 2009 | Silber 074
11 tracks, 38 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~80 megs))
Moodring is centered around Rollerball's Monte Allen & Mae Starr.  While it’s easy to hear that Moodring is awesome, other words to describe them are a bit harder to come by.  The presence of piano & clarinet give a free post-jazz flavor.  Mae Starr’s ghostly vocals sound like the lounge music on a sinking ship.  The deep groove jams sink in to form some kind of modern American gamelan sound.  The music is so raw & infectious & immediate that it feels more proto-everything than post-anything.  So just soak it in & sink into the doom.

: Listen to the track Into the Doom
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Lost Kisses DVD - My Life is Sad & Funny Lost Kisses DVD - My Life is Sad & Funny
DVD 2009 | Silber 073
10 cartoons (plus three bonus bits), about an hour
$12
This is true & funny material ina day & age when the two worst adjectives your work can have are "true" & "funny."
~ Dave Sim, Cerebus/Glamourpuss

Well, it's finally here, a collection of cartoon versions of the first ten issues of Lost Kisses.  It even includes a special making of thing & cartoons of Worms #1 & XO #1.  The DVD includes a psychonautic electro-acoustic drone soundtrack of new music by Small Life Form.  Lost Kisses tells snarky stories of life's perils with self -deprecating humor.  So check it out & spread the word.

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slicnaton/remora/northern valentine - clear field slicnaton / remora / northern valentine
clear field
MP3 Album 2008 | Silber 072
3 tracks, 44 minutes
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The clear field recordings are a unique combination of elements of all three projects. You hear the loops & aggression of Remora’s guitar work, Northern Valentine’s ambient shimmering glacial guitars, & slicnaton’s orchestrated glitch & deep bass tones. While hearing all three individual musicians, it still is clearly a collaboration of the three rather than one of the projects with two special guests; it is a unique sound of its own.

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small life form: alive small life form
alive
MP3 EP 2008 | Silber 071
3 tracks, 21 minutes
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2007 marked Small Life Form’s live debut & over the next year the style refined, abandoning real horns for a piece of copper pipe, replacing organs with melodica, & vocals with feedback manipulation. Alive is collected from two live recordings in 2008.  They are massive structures built from scratch using a loop pedal, distortion pedals, & reverb units.

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Northern Valentine: stars whisper northern valentine
stars whisper
MP3 EP 2008 | Silber 070
3 tracks, 21 minutes
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Stars Whisper is a collection of three live songs from Northern Valentine, recorded in their hometown of Philadelphia with a line-up of Robert Brown, Amy Brown, Jeffrey Bumiller, & Marc Carazo. The individual tracks were recorded at The Fire & The Rotunda (as part of “Gate”, an experimental music series).

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winterizing Various Artists
Winterizing
MP3 compilation 2008 | Silber 069
26 tracks, 118 minutes
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The 2008 installment of our Christmas compilation series.  Strangely enough there seem to be somewhere around zero covers of traditional Christmas tunes this time out.
Complete artist roster:
Varde, Hotel Hotel, Clang Quartet, Andrew Weathers, Charles De Mar, Electric Bird Noise, Glissade, Sailor Winters, Miss Massive Snowflake, Goddakk, Gorgons, Small Life Form, Lauri des Marais, Ligo, Moodring, slicnaton, Remora, Moral Crayfish, The Carnage Visors, South West Airline, Northern Valentine, Spotlight Kid, The Left Channel, Recorded Home, The Child of A Creek, Subscape Annex

: Press Release
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northern valentine - the distance brings us closer
CD 2008 | Silber 068
5 tracks, 46 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~135 megs))
This is minimalist ambience at its best. Heartfelt, soulful & affecting, like gazing at a scrapbook of memories. The ever-reliable Silber Records are to be commended for bringing us this – repay the favour by investing in a copy, since downloads won’t help guarantee there'll be more to follow.
~ Phil McMullen, Terrascope online

Northern Valentine is husband & wife Robert & Amy Brown along with friends who join them from time to time. They have been writing & recording music since 1997 & have released material previously on acclaimed label Gears of Sand as well as on their own label Baresound.  We are glad to have them added to the Silber roster. They are from Philadephia, Pennsylvania & they love to play live shows. Depending on the performers, live shows can range from quiet and meditative drones to loud & fuzzy instrumental post rock, often within the same set.

Recommended if you like: Labradford, Windy & Carl, Ennio Morricone, Eluvium, Mogwai, Seefeel, Earth, Godspeed You Black Emperor, Spacemen 3

: Listen to the track Dimanche
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Hotel, Hotel - under sea, over storm Hotel, Hotel - under sea, over storm
MP3 EP 2008 | Silber 067
6 tracks, 37 minutes
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While we’re anticipating the release of their new album The Sad Sea on Silber shortly, I figured we’d introduce them to the rest of you with this live performance.   Recorded on October 20, 2005 at J&J’s in Denton, Texas with a line-up of P.D. Wilder (guitar), Justin Lemons (guitar), Patrick Patterson (violin), Francesca Riedle (violin), & Evan Caverninha (drums); Under Sea, Over Storm captures the band early on showing the atmospheric post rock they’ve been perfecting over the years.  One flowing piece divided into several song ideas, themes, & improvisations; this gives you an idea not only of their live show, but what to look forward to on their upcoming studio recordings as well.

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mwvm - rotations remixed mwvm - rotations remixed
MP3 Remix EP 2008 | Silber 066
6 tracks, 36 minutes
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We released mwvm’s debut album rotations in the fall of 2007 & now we are pleased to give you a collection of remixes & reworkings from some close friends. The remixes include a shimmering mass of complex jarring textures by the mighty Astral Social Club, pulsing layers of precision amplitude modulation from Sonicslice, & Zac Keiller doing an alt-country cover version of “context. where?”
Track Listing:
1. “rotations” remix by Astral Social Club
2. “celestial motion” remix by Sonicslice
3. “negative pole” remix by Scott Solter
4. “windows” remix by Moral Crayfish
5. “context. where?” cover by Zac Keiller
6. “celestial motion” horizontal remix by Echosonic

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Silber Sounds of Halloween various artists - Silber Sounds of Halloween
MP3 compilation 2006 | Silber 065
30 tracks, 130 minutes
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So it has been a little while since something in our free comp series has gotten out of our control. We were like, “Hey, let’s do a Halloween comp & do an open call for entries!” So we ended up with thirty tracks & over two hours of music. Also just a little too short in time to manufacture compact discs. So that’s why this time there are no physical copies at all. Just available on this thing called the internet.

Complete artist roster:
Lycia, Peter Aldrich, Bryce Eiman, Glissade, The Undermasks, Planet Cock, Rachel Goldstar, Miss Massive Snowflake, The Wades, Robin Crutchfield, Attrition, Sorry Welcome, Arbus, Tara Vanflower, Remora, Paolo Messere/Kiddycar, The Elysium Facade, Promute, Lauri des Marais, The Zanzibar Snails, Ocean City Defender, Cam Butler, Not Them, Gorgons, Small Life Form, Drats!!!, Mars Field, Thisquietarmy, Port City Music, Electric Bird Noise

: Press Release
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Hotel Hotel: The Sad Sea Hotel Hotel  - The Sad Sea
CD 2008 | Silber 064
8 tracks, 44 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~81 megs))
Across its 8 tracks, The Sad Sea proves to be a tangibly executed, cinemascope soundscape to an unmade film - its dulcet tones narrating a story of suffering, solitariness, anxiety & deep pensiveness but with a shimmering veneer of hope that prevails throughout. If you are after top-draw ‘real’ post-rock that shuns the immediacy of more commercially minded bands in favour of a brand of subtle progression that has melancholic & morose characteristics deeply intertwined within its rich sonic texture, then The Sad Sea is for you.
~ Kamyar Sadegzadeh, experimusic.com

Instrumental post rock inspired by a torturous ocean journey.  The sounds of hurricanes funneled through violins, guitars, drums, & effect pedals.  Feel yourself sinking into the ocean of sound.
Recommended if you like: Stars of the Lid, Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You Black Emperor

: Listen to the track Mary Celeste
: Press Release
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mwvm - rotations
CD Album 2007 | Silber 063
10 tracks, 61 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256kbps, ~109 megs))
mwvm is content to express himself in sound, and fine sound at that....too interesting for brain-dead chilling.... too clinical for stoner drift.... ideal for open-minded listeners...
 ~ unpeeled.co.uk

Indie-ambient debut of guitar manipulation, layered drones, & electronics in the vein of early Remora & Aarktica.

: Listen to the track context. where?
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Origami Arktika: Trollebotn Origami Arktika - Trollebotn
CD Album 2007 | Silber 062
8 tracks, 49 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~104 megs))
Throughout this whole disc, the magic of the place where it was recorded can be felt and heard. A very special recording, it is both ancient and modern. This record is a bridge between the “Real” world and the magic one. In this place and on this record they co-exist beautifully.
~ Dan Cohoon, Amplitude Equals One Over Frequency Squared

The unplugged industrial orchestra presents a collection of songs & folklore from the half-mythical landscape Trollebotn, deep in the mountains of Telemark, Norway.

: Listen to the track anne sit heim
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Lycia - Cold 
CD Album 2007 | Silber 061
9 tracks, 58 minutes
$12 ($18 international)
Balanced beautifully between an ambient soundtrack, darkwave classic and space rock epic, Cold stylishly sprawls several genres whilst recognising its gothic roots.
~ Paul Lloyd, Sideline

Despite being one of Lycia’s more atmospheric works, Cold became a big hit amongst the black metal & space rock crowds expanding their fan base greatly.  On the Cold tour, one would typically see as many fans in Hawkwind & Motorhead t-shirts as Sisters of Mercy t-shirts; forty-year-old rockers standing next to teenaged Goths.

: Listen to the track Bare
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Plumerai: Without Number Plumerai - Without Number
CD Album 2007 | Silber 059
9 tracks, 45 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~83 megs))
This is one band that is different enough to appeal to drone fans while still up-tempo enough to appeal to more mainstream listeners, and that in itself is a dazzling combination.
~ Chris Dahlberg, Cosmos Gaming

The full length from post-pop stars Plumerai.  Includes the cover of Remora's "Kill My Way Out of Here."

: Listen to the track Home Again
: Press Release
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Silber Hearts Mom various artists - Silber Hearts Mom
MP3/CD-R compilation 2007 | Silber 060
11 tracks, 40 minutes
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Here at Silber, mothers have always had a special place in our heart.  So we’re happy to finally get a compilation together to pay a little bit of the tribute mothers are so dearly due.
Everyone has a different style of song to show their love from heavy metal (Wrong Brothers) to post-rock (Glissade, Electric Bird Noise) to noise (Moral Crayfish) to simply acoustic guitar (Remora).  While most went the instrumental route, the songs with vocals by Plumerai & Miss Massive Snowflake show the tongue-in-cheek comedy that we all use to tell our moms we love them.

Complete artist roster:
Wrong Brothers, Remora, Glissade, Blessed Child Opera, Plumerai, Moral Crayfish, Lauri des Marais, Century of Aeroplanes, Electric Bird Noise, Miss Massive Snowflake, Origami Galaktika

: Press Release
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Silber on Silber cover various artists - Silber on Silber
2xCD-R compilation 2007 | Silber 058
29 tracks, 115 minutes
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So we have been joking about this compilation for a couple years & now it is finally out.  A collection of 29 artists covering songs from the Silber artist roster We were really flattered by all the tracks & the way so many people took tracks & totally retooled them into something of their own.  Offered as a free download to the internet savvy. 

Complete artist roster:
John Costello, Dan Greunke, Marc Gartman, CJ Boyd, North Sea Navigator/Rose Kemp, Promute, Electric Bird Noise, Dr. Reggae Heart & the Smiths of Steel, The Torch Marauder's Grappling Hook, Remora, Vlor, fornever, Annelies Monseré, Jessica Bailiff, The Infant Cycle, The Wades, Plumerai, Moral Crayfish, Recorded Home, Rivulets, Shaun Sandor, The Upsidedown Stars, Arbus, Peter  Aldrich, Origami Kalima, Verhören, Lauri des Marais, Miss Massive Snowflake, Small Life Form

: Press Release
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Silber Sounds of Christmas cover various artists - Silber Sounds of Christmas
2xCD-R compilation 2006 | Silber 057
28 tracks, 103 minutes
$12
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...this is perhaps the perfect Christmas album as the two CD collection encompasses all moods of the season and while some people wake up to nice presents and a loving family some will wake up to terminal illness and bereavement. It's nice to see an album cover those two extremes of moods via music. I envy those who live in the great open spaces of Canada and the Pacific North West, for if I did I would have the perfect album to drive to while viewing its halcyon winter landscape.
~ Michael Byrne, Left Hip 

Merry Christmas from Silber Records.  Silber Sounds of Christmas is our third Christmas compilation & once again offered as a free download to the internet savy.

Complete artist roster:
Origami Tacet, immune, Rachel Goldstar, Siberia, living in photographs, Small Life Form, Electric Bird Noise, The Zanzibar Snails, Plumerai, Remora, Sailor Winters, Shiny Around the Edges, Peter Aldrich, Wrong Brothers, Bokor, 230 divisadero, Moral Crayfish, South West Airline, recorded home, Duane Pitre/Pilotram, Mars Field, Goddakk vs JM, Blessed Child Opera, My Ambient Nature Girl, The Wades, The Torch Marauder featuring Matt Westlake, & The Upsidedown Stars

: Press Release
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drones, loves, honesties, sounds - the silber sampler various artists - drones, loves, honesties, sounds
CD label sampler 2006 | silber 056
22 tracks, 76 minutes
$4 ($9 international, $1 download! (256 kbps, ~136 megs))
Get a sample of all the sounds & musical styles we have to offer at a ridiculously low price.

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Plumerai: res cogitans Plumerai - res cogitans
CD-R EP 2006 | Silber 055
4 tracks, 22 minutes
$8 ($10 international, $2 download (256 kbps, ~40 megs))
Res Cogitans is complicatedly ethereal, moving forward with a delicate grace that could only be supplied by Elizabeth Ezell’s equally flowing voice.
~ Michael Schmitt, Music Emissions

Shoegazing bliss-pop from Boston on this limited edition EP.  The first accurate capturing of a fantastic band.

: Listen to the track Illuminata
: Press Release
: Reviews


vlor: sacred places in the city Vlor - sacred places in the city
MP3 EP 1999/2006 | silber 054
13 tracks, 33 minutes
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Originally recorded in 1999, the final sessions from Vlor in the original Halasz/Mitchell line up.  Like a low-fi drum-free Mogwai.

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Black Happy Day: In the Garden of Ghostflowers Black Happy Day - In the Garden of Ghostflowers
CD Album 2006 | Silber 053
11 tracks, 50 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256kbps, ~93 megs))
In the Garden of Ghost Flowers is a combination of haunting, psychedelic folk and moody experimental soundscapes.
~ Jeff Fitzgerald, Aural Innovations

A collaboration between Tara Vanflower & Timothy Renner (Stone Breath).  Ambient old-time folk music.

: Listen to the track Edward
: Press Release
: Reviews


Heller Mason: Minimalist and Anchored Heller Mason - Minimalist & Anchored
CD Album 2006 | Silber 052
11 tracks, 40 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256kbps, ~73 megs))
If you’re in the mood for a slow and easy-listening guitar album that’s created with heart and soul, then Minimalist & Anchored is a real treat.
~ Gothtronic

Hand drawn emotional road maps in this slowcore-americana debut in a style like Neil Young's Harvest meeting Swans' The Burning World.  If your favorite Silber releases are The Alcohol EPs & Jamie Barnes' albums, check this one out.

: Listen to the track Minimalist & Anchored
: Press Release
: Reviews


Vlor - a fire is meant for burning Vlor - a fire is meant for burning
CD Album 2006 | Silber 051
12 tracks, 41 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~77 megs))
Confusing, soothing, abstract...A Fire Is Meant For Burning is an interesting trip into the minds of those involved in the real undercurrents of modern audio art.
~ Babysue

Minimalist guitar collaborations from members of Remora, Aarktica, Lycia, Rivulets, 6P.M., Red Morning Chorus, & Jessica Bailiff.

: Listen to the track wires
: Press Release
: Reviews


Goddakk: monument to a ruined age Goddakk - monument to a ruined age
CD Album 2006 | Silber 050
9 tracks, 46 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~84 megs))
A lot of experimental music veers towards music concrete, what makes Goddakk unique is the use of noise within song based structures.
~ Brian John Mitchell, Small Life Form

The debut of Martin Newman of Plumerai's solo project Goddakk.  A combination of noise, guitar experiments, & trip hop.

: Listen to the track opened
: Press Release
: Reviews


Alan Sparhawk - solo guitar Alan Sparhawk - solo guitar
CD Album 2006 | Silber 049
9 tracks, 43 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~80 megs))
It’s exactly as the title says – Sparhawk of Low playing guitar. Simple, right? And amazing – his guitar burns through the air, sometimes creating waves built of empty space and sometimes searing like Eddie Van Halen’s (an allusion made concrete through his cover of “Eruption”).
~ Dave Heaton, The Big Takeover

Solo guitar explorations & drones from Low's illustrious frontman.

: Listen to the track how the weather comes over the central hillside
: Press Release
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Lycia: The Burning Circle And Then Dust Lycia - The Burning Circle And Then Dust
CD Album 2006 | Silber 048
18 tracks, 57 minutes
Out of print

Fans of Goth, Dark wave, Post-punk and Art Rock need look no further then the mastery that was Lycia.
~ Michael Riley, Left Hip

The classic darkwave album remastered by Lycia frontman Mike VanPortfleet & released in this definitive version.  Hear this major influence to Aarktica & Remora  & a thousand other bands for the first time or kick it back to the music you loved ten years ago.

: Listen to the track Pray
: Press Release
: Reviews


Kobi - outward from a core area in the north
MP3 EP 2005 | silber 047
3 tracks, 15 minutes
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Three songs that were out-takes from Projecto & Dronesyndrome, electro-acoustic aggression.

Kobi - dronesyndrome medley ep
MP3 EP 2005 | silber 045
1 track, 20 minutes
Archive.org page

A remixing of the source materials from Dronesyndrome into one 20 minute ambient excursion.

Remora - reversion
MP3 EP 2005 | silber 044
4 tracks, 29 minutes
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A collection of four ambient guitar songs to promote Remora's 2005 Pacific NorthWest tour.  Includes "the assault on tony's" & a re-working of "Knockout" 

If Thousands - i have nothing
CD Album 2005 | Silber 043
15 tracks, 50 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~97 megs))
Slow, sorrowful, and lush dronescapes that unfold calmly and thoughtfully. This album is like the quiet before the storm - every track seems ready to explode with energy but manages to contain itself all the way through. I Have Nothing is confident and methodical - easily absorbed and brimming with emotion and conviction.
~ Everything is Fire

A stylistic follow up to Lullaby, If Thousands return with their sonic experimentation. 

: Listen to the track push
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Rollerball - Companion 3 (The Thief on the Right)
MP3 EP 2005 | silber 042C
5 tracks, 19 minutes
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A mix of free jazz funk & songs, I highly recommend the track “Remodel.”

Rollerball - Companion 2 (The Woman at the Well)
MP3 EP 2005 | silber 042B
5 tracks, 10 minutes
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A collection of pieces made from out-takes of Catholic Paws/Catholic Pause.

Rollerball - Companion 1 (The Good Samaritan)
MP3 EP 2005 | silber 042A
5 tracks, 12 minutes
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A collection of out-takes from Catholic Paws/Catholic Pause focusing on Rollerball's noiser side.

Kobi - Dronesyndrome
CD Album 2005 | Silber 041
9 tracks, 50 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~98 megs))
Layers of deep drones and pulsating electro-acoustic manipulation. Listen closely and you'll discover whole worlds of subtle aural beauty that as a whole creates one of the most well crafted and enticing drone albums I've heard in a while. Improvisation and experimentation at its finest by Kai Mikalsen and his Norwegian crew.
~ Everything is Fire

A continuation of Kai's collaborations with virtually the entire Norwegian experimental underground, Dronesyndrome is a drone record that sounds better the louder & longer you listen to it.

: Listen to the track Faint Echoes Ran Round the Unseen
: Press Release
: Reviews


Lycia - Estrella
CD Album 2005 | Silber 040
11 tracks, 57 minutes
$12 ($18 international)
This is a completely coherent piece of art. It is a very dark album, but it has moments where the light peers through the cracks and crags of the mournful, sorrowful ambience. The landscapes are bleak at times, but they are oh so beautiful. Estrella is a brilliant piece of art.
~ Jason Lamoreaux, Somewhere Cold

The classic darkwave album remastered by Lycia frontman Mike VanPortfleet & released in this definitive version.  Hear this major influence to Aarktica & Remora  & a thousand other bands for the first time or kick it back to the music you loved ten years ago.

: Listen to the track El Diablo
: Press Release
: Reviews


Tara VanFlower - My Little Fire-Filled Heart
CD Album 2005 | Silber 039
12 tracks, 65 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~116 megs))
The compositions on this album are dreamy & hypnotic. They were not recorded for the purpose of making money nor were they made to entertain the general population. Vanflower experiments with her voice & with sounds. The resulting recordings reflect her disregard for fame & fortune. Thus, while Fire-Filled Heart may be a commercial disaster...artistically it is a resounding success. Strangely distant & unfamiliar territory. EXCELLENT.
~ Babysue

My Little Fire-Filled Heart is the new solo album from Tara of Lycia. Songs for lost moons & broken hearted spirituals stretched into ethereal experiments. 

: Listen to the track I Lost the Moon
: Press Release
: Reviews


Remora - Enamored
CD Album 2005 | Silber 038
14 tracks, 57 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~105 megs))
Simple electric/acoustic guitar strumming with dark lyrics about love & loss. As cheesy as "lyrics about love and loss" sounds, this album works. From droning instrumental tracks to thick acoustic numbers, this album is experimental and unique enough to be a good/refreshing listen.
~ Everything Is Fire

Remora returns with the first full length in four years featuring post-apocalytic love songs & ambient guitar drones.

: Listen to the track The One I've Been Waiting For
: Press Release
: Reviews


Rollerball - Catholic Paws/Catholic Pause
CD Album 2005 | Silber 037
15 tracks, 45 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~105 megs))
Drama queens with serious avant-garde credentials, Rollerball shapeshift with subtle grandiosity among krout rock, jazz, drone, gypsy, & afrobeat without the taint of dilettantism.  Their great recent Catholic Paws/Catholic Pause adds yet another layer of mysterious beauty to the Portland ensemble's stunning repertoir.
~ Dave Segal, The Stranger

Catholic Paws/Catholic Pause has all the elements that make a Rollerball album so original, the catchy pop songs with tints of goth, the jazz maelstroms & the ambient whimpers. Experimenting. Collaborating.   Beautiful music that creates emotion & energy. 

: Listen to the track Erzulie
: Press Release
: Reviews


Jamie Barnes - Honey from the Ribcage
CD Album 2005 | Silber 036
10 tracks, 40 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256kbps, ~80 megs))
Jamie comes through with something that surpasses Rufus Wainwright, Hayden, and even the ultra-overrated Elliot Smith; Honey From the Ribcage is the indie-rock album to pick up this year.
~ James McQuiston, Altar Magazine

Honey from the Ribcage is bedroom-pop-americana more orchestrated & fully realized for Jamie's second album.

: Listen to the track Three Suns
: Press Release
: Reviews


Various Artists - Winter Wishes
CD-R Comp 2004 | Silber 035
18 tracks, 64 minutes
out of print
Archive.org page

Released as a Christmas gift for our fans in winter 2004. It's available for free download or you can buy one of the few remaining original copies from us with their hand-decoupaged covers. Artists include Rolleball, Plumerai, Remora, Small Life Form, If Thousands with Haley Bonar, Shiny Around the Edged, Tore Honore Boe, Immune, The Massive Snowflake, Attrition, Oleta, Aidan Baker, Drekka, Origami Vokstervisse, Peter Aldrich, Rivulets, & Jamie Barnes.

: Press Release


Mike VanPortfleet - Beyond the Horizon Line
CD Album 2004 | Silber 034
10 tracks, 62 minutes
$12 ($18 international)
Though it's been hinted at in the past, evidently the timing was right for Mike VanPortfleet of Lycia to release a solo album. This piece is heavily atmospheric and might be a bit disorienting if you go into it expecting to hear A Day In The Stark Corner, which this album is NOT. What this album is, in fact, is brilliant and beautiful. Heavy ambient loops building up atmosphere and tension through the first four tracks. I promise you this, when you reach track 5 "Stellar Buckshot Awaits", you will find yourself in familiar territory. The guitar sound that makes him so recognizeable, and that brilliant voice, are waiting for you. I nearly leapt for joy to hear his brilliant, whispy voice calling from the horizon line. Misery and mastery become one in this incredible album. 
~ David Poseidon, Gothic Beauty

Mike VanPortfleet's post-Lycia debut is an ambient album built from the ground up with loop sources & effects into shimmering walls & minimalist soundscapes.  Crystalline harmonic washes resonating from the cold depths of mind & matter.  Glacial rhythms & serenity through fathoms of uncharted seas.  If Brian Eno collaborated with Justin Broadrick it might sound like this.  Majestic & heart breaking.

: Listen to the track Echoes Of The Lost Sea
: Press Release
: Reviews


Rollerball - Behind the Barber
CD Album 2004 | Silber 033
11 tracks, 52 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~94 megs))
When was the last time you listened to something experimental, enjoyed it, & understood it? I'm usually left to contemplate what just abused my eardrums, with little consideration for whether the music actually meant something. Unlike many other experimental albums, Behind the Barber won't bore you with too much drone or leave you cringing in anticipation of your next aural flogging; Rollerball has decisive control over its music and presents it in an interesting way. They'll lull you into a state of relaxation, but inject appropriate doses of musical excitement along the way. It's good to hear them returning to form after almost dropping off the map.
~ Andrew Magilow, Splendid

Rollerball return to their home studio for their tenth album, Behind the Barber.  A brooding exploration of psyche-gothic-jazz-noise, electron misted funk, & unstoppable creativity.  Includes colloborations with Nudge, Ovo, Bill Horist, & a 16 minute latin fire with Jackie-O Motherfucker's tenor sax maniac Jef Brown.  Rollerball is unassailably original & on this album they show us their proficient chops, rabid fangs, & wild wigs.

: Listen to the track Chi Town Cub
: Press Release
: Reviews


Lycia - Empty Space
CD Album 2003 | Silber 032
9 tracks, 42 minutes
$12 ($18 international)
Lycia's music is the soundtrack of the spirit. Lycia's ability to explore the full psychology of our hope, dreams, depressions, & disappointments is extraordinary. Lycia itself is the unexplored beauty of humanity & its frightened child. 
~ Matt Rowe, MusicTap

Empty Space is the latest and presumed final album by Lycia. After 15 years working on drum machine rhythms & becoming legends in the darkwave style, Lycia explores their original post-punk roots.

: Listen to the track This Is The End
: Press Release
: Reviews


Twelve - First Album
CD Album 2003 | Silber 031
8 tracks, 43 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~80 megs))
Twelve strikes a great balance between offering the soundscapes that can make ambient music interesting & avoiding the lack of development that can make it boring. This is, by a long shot, my top recommendation of the month.
~ Kent Walter, 1340mag.com

First Album is the debut of a new band from Chris Olley (Six by Seven). Bittersweet ballads, krautrock beats, pulsing electronica, loops, & guitar exploration all so finely honed that they could sneak in as pop music.

: Listen to the track Talkin' About
: Press Release
: Reviews


Small Life Form - One
CD Album 2003 | Silber 030
7 tracks, 48 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256kbps, ~92 megs))
Bare bone drones are at hand, exquisitely presented for the astute listener. Subtle transitions within the drones are carved into the audio as they rise, swell, and disintegrate. One is extremely well done and recommended for the drone enthusiast. 
~ JC Smith, Outburn

One is the debut album by Brian John Mitchell (of Remora) as Small Life Form. The album is built around sound rather than music. It's built from loops of horns, melodica, organ, and voice to make a wall of organic and beautiful noise inspired by 1960's classical music.

: Listen to the track Horns
: Press Release
: Reviews


Jamie Barnes - The Fallen Acrobat
CD Album 2003 | Silber 029
12 tracks, 41 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256kbps, ~76 megs))
The title track is sickeningly sweet but with a morbid edge, as the narrator falls for a girl like an acrobat who plummets from the wire. Barnes sings about her picking up his limbs and putting them back in their sockets before the vultures come and it's still the sweetest song about love I've heard this year. 
~ Rob Devlin, Brainwashed

The Fallen Acrobat is the debut album by Louisville singer-songwriter Jamie Barnes. Fleshed out bedroom pop songs about the anxieties of growing up and the nostalgia of youth.

: Listen to the track Matthew
: Press Release
: Reviews


Rollerball - Real Hair
CD Album 2003 | Silber 028
8 tracks, 42 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~76 megs))
This album is staggering in its creativity even though it's probably the most pop-focused of Rollerball's releases. They bring the funk influence which has always been lurking, closer to the fore quite tastefully, with propulsive drums and full-bodied bass inspiring movement, but the highlight of their music is definitely the super-catchy lyrics and melodies.
~ Steve Smith, Brainwashed

Real Hair, Rollerball's ninth full-length release, follows a more direct path than any of the band's previous albums. By zeroing in on actual songs Rollerball captures the essence of their live sound more here than on any previous release.

: Listen to the track Girls Hugging Trees
: Press Release
: Reviews


Various Artists - Behold a Pale Horse and Rider
Limited CD-R 2002 | silber 027
14 tracks, 66 minutes
out of print & unavailable
A limited edition compilation put together for Jon DeRosa's birthday included the usual suspects like Remora, Rivulets, & Marc Gartman but also Jon's mom.

Aarktica - Pure Tone Audiometry
CD Album 2003 | Silber 026
7 tracks, 45 minutes
$5 download (256 kbps, ~79 megs)
Aarktica's songs are extended reveries, built on loops of guitars and drums and occasional voices. The musical elements hover and circle, float by or bristle with distortion as the songs drift through serenity and trouble.
~ Jon Pareles, New York Times

Pure Tone Audiometry is Aarktica's most involved work yet, approaching the balance between "drone" and "song." Although the overall tone is consistent and dreamlike, the content within is as varied as DeRosa's personality, combining gentle lullabies with jagged atonalism, string trios with white noise guitars, and feverish percussion overtop sedate drones.

: Listen to the track Ocean
: Press Release
: Reviews


Kobi - Projecto
CD Album 2003 | Silber 025
10 tracks, 62 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~113 megs))
The best release yet on Silber Records. The music is sweeping, ethereal, majestic, and mentally absorbing. ...the compositions on this album are amazingly uplifting emotionally and very intense in a restrained manner. One of the most beautiful electronic masterpieces we have heard in years. Wendy Carlos would be proud. This is a MUST HAVE.
~ babysue

Kobi is a collaborative project between Kai of Origami Arktika and nearly every known experimental musician from Norway. The results are powerful and emotionally charged sonic landscapes reminiscent of hallucinated orchestral works.

: Listen to the track it was often enough simply to pursue doubt
: Press Release
: Reviews


If Thousands - Lullaby
CD Album 2003 | Silber 024
9 tracks, 59 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~107 megs))
The ultimate test of a drone record is if it stands up to both passive and active listening. If I can find the record as enthralling when I listen to it at work as it is when I drift off to sleep, then that's some good drone. Lullaby meets both of those criteria, and then some.
~ Jason Morehead, Opuszine

If Thousands present a beautiful blanket of sound recorded as a soundtrack for falling asleep. Quite beautiful and soothing. Fans of Godspeed You Black Emperor and Stars of the lid should love this one.

: Listen to the track The Daylight and the Sun
: Press Release
: Reviews


Clang Quartet - The Separation of Church & Hate
CD Album 2003 | Silber 023
9 tracks, 48 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~85 megs))
Irving plays his home-designed percussion megalith called "the Crutch" (a jumble of saw blade, broken cymbal, office stapler, & various other noisemakers) while hopping around in spiritual rapture and, all the while, drawing directly directly on events in the life of Christ. This could be a genuinely fascinating, groundbreaking mix of influences, and the best on The Separation of Church and Hate prove that religious conviction and the experiments of Irving's heroes (Throbbing Gristle, This Heat) can coexist with surprising fluidity.
~ Matt Pierce, Splendid

Experimental percussion, sound collage, & homemade instruments from Scotty Irving, the most extreme Christian musician around.

: Listen to the track Amazing Disgrace
: Press Release
: Reviews


Remora/Rivulets/Pale Horse and Rider - The Alcohol EPs
CD Split 2002 | Silber 022
14 tracks, 72 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~128 megs))
Three projects, all of quite accomplished musicians, contributing to a concept album - an interesting idea and one pulled off here admirably. While all three take similar directions and help make this album cohesive, each has their own approach, which keeps the album interesting. Much better than a simple split EP, this is a split album of three EPs, a truly impressive project.
~ Delusions of Adequacy

A triple split EP from Remora, Pale Horse and Rider, and Rivulets of songs about or inspired by alcohol. A collection of acoustic guitar songs in the vein of Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska.

: Listen to the track Bruises Like Badges
: Press Release


Origami Arktika - Vardøgr
CD Album 2002 | Silber 021
7 tracks, 41 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~75 megs))
The compositions on the curiously titled Vardøgr are accidental, strange, eerie, sparse, and definitely not what the average person would consider music to be. We're always up for a challenge... and we openly embrace the idea of noise and sound presented as music. Accordingly, we find this album to be perplexing and genuine...
~ babysue

First US domestic release of Norwegian folk/ambient/noise hybrid Origami Arktika includes reworkings of Scandanavian folk songs as well as original material.

: Listen to the track Ny Stein
: Press Release
: Reviews


Various Artists - Songs for the End of the World
Limited CD-R 2002 | silber 020
17 track, 66 minutes
download zip file | Archive.org page

Welcome to the end of the world, I hope you can enjoy it.  We’ve got a lot going on here at the last minute, some old faces & new allies, all with new sounds varying from minimalist guitar to dense tones to bliss-pop.  Let yourself go & be peaceful with some Silber music smuggled in from 2012.  Artists include Jessica Bailiff, Electric Bird Noise, The Land of Nod, Marc Gartman, Remora, Origami Amika, Hollis M. Sparhawk & Her Father, My Glass Beside Yours, Drekka conducts the Mt. Gigantic Drone Orchestra, 6 P.M., Flare, Max Soren, Vlor, Rivulets, J Seckel, Rollerball, & If Thousands.

: Press Release


Various Artists - Songs for America
Limited CD-R 2001 | silber 019
11 tracks, 36 minutes
download zip file | Archive.org page

Put out for the 4th of July, this one got a lot of radio play after September 11th.  The songs aren't particularly patriotic.  Artists include Anaphylaxis, Michael J. Bowman, Remora, The Somnambulants, Clang Quartet, Peter Aldrich (featuring David Williams), Landing, Electric Bird Noise, The Undermasks, Verloc, & Noise Spies.

: Press Release


Remora - Some Past's Future
CD Album 2001 | Silber 018
21 tracks, 62 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~107 megs))
Beginning with the heady drone of "10,004," Some Past's Future goes off in all directions foreign and unknown. We definitely prefer the experimental instrumentals to the vocal tracks with recognizable lyrics. Strange and disjointed, this album is definitely NOT for everyone...
~ babysue

Some Past's Future combines all the elements of Remora from apocalyptic post-punk to beautiful noise to minimalist atmospheric. Songs about the future, the past, love, and working class dreams. Aggression tempered with guilt. The tonal chaos within each piece is hopeful and revealing. This is the soundtrack for apocryphal dreams and late night car rides.

: Listen to the track 10,004
: Press Release
: Reviews


Various Artists - Silber Xmas 2000
Limited CD-R 2000 | silber 017
12 tracks, 46 minutes
download zip file | Archive.org page

Our first limited edition comp & our first holiday comp.  Artists include Anaphylaxis, Michael J. Bowman & Ken Clinger, Aarktica, Rivulets, Ovum vs Motpol, Drekka, Electric Bird Noise, Russell Halasz, Goddakk, J. Ned Kirby, Small Life Form, & Remora.

: Press Release


Peter Aldrich - Less Visionary Than Expected
CD-R Album 2001 | Silber 016
14 tracks, 49 minutes
$8 ($10 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~85 megs))
Clouds of fuzzed guitar vapor forms into shapes & spaces. Spin and circle one another like little planets like sonic dust motes blow around the room. Often brings to mind Roy Montgomery, but Aldrich is not so metaphysical as Roy; he’s more nervous, noisy, less formulaic, & far too tense to trance-out & he’s a bit more crazy maybe... 
~ Dream Magazine

Limited to 200 signed and numbered copies, this release compiles five years of obscure & hard to locate material. This is a personal & understated collection trancey post-garage guitar works. Stripped down & laced with something you've yet to try, this is one of the more interesting excursions into neo-psychedelia out there. Think Alastair Galbraith playing amongst the innards of a cavern while you climb the mountain trying to find a way inside.

: Listen to the track Worms


Land of Nod - Mont Ventoux
CD EP 2001 | Silber 015
6 tracks, 23 minutes
$8 ($10 international, $4 download (256 kbps, ~41 megs))
...simply strummed mood pieces, delicately ornamented with minimalist bass and drum patterns. The group have been compared to Neu! but here they owe more to the hanging mists of Popul Vuh during the latter's golden Herzog soundtrack period...Stripped of frills and posturing, their music gently breathes in your ear, urging you to dream.
~ The Wire

The Land of Nod is an awesome and mighty shoegazing/space-rocking duo. This is probably the most calm and pretty disc we've released.

: Listen to the track Orientation Point
: Press Release


Various Artists - Zann
CD compilation 2000 | Silber 014
18 tracks, 71 minutes
$10 ($12 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~138 megs))
You can't go wrong with this cd release by Silber Records. Buy it!
~ pindrops and cathedral bells

Back when Brian John Mitchell was a pre-teen, he read a story by H.P. Lovecraft which told of someone using music to scare monsters away. Fifteen years later, Zann is released. From harsh ambient noise, to achingly beautiful minimalist works, to lo-fi bedroom tapes, & the list goes on. Exclusive tracks by: Small Life Form (w/Jarboe), Remora, Trance to the Sun, Aarktica, dA Sebasstian (of Kill Switch…Klick), Drekka, SubArachnoid Space, Tore Boe, Clang Quartet, pFrenz-C, Rollerball, Alchemia, Pineal Ventana, The Pulling Kiss, Plumerai, Jerry Blue, & The Unquiet Void. Cover art by Kimberlee Traub.

: Press Release


Clang Quartet - Jihad
CD Album 2000 | Silber 013
14 tracks, 71 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~126 megs))
...this is something utterly original. Clang Quartet blends visceral sounds assembled from regular instruments like guitars, drums, & keyboards with a somewhat primordial & what’s available at the moment kind of instrumentation ranging from the electrified hand saw to the bell & finger cymbal covered hockey mask (shake face). Sources & means may vary, but Irving can look down with pride on this accomplished work. 
~ The Broken Face 

Debut album of Clang Quartet. Sound collage & percussion following the tradition of early Swans, Whitehouse, & Merzbow. A new alternative to traditionally weak Christian experimental music.

: Listen to the track Case Summary January 15, 1981
: Press Release
: Reviews


Aarktica - No Solace in Sleep
CD Album 2000 | Silber 012
8 tracks, 64 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~113 megs))
Think of this CD as the aural score for the aurora borealis, each note a shimmer display of color; the tones as waves of light...Simply captivating.
~ Mass Transfer

Debut album of Jon DeRosa’s ambient guitar drone project Aarktica. A continuation of the sounds started by Ligetti and followed through by Glenn Branca, Robert Fripp, Brian Eno, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Lycia, lovesliescrushing, & Flying Saucer Attack. Still one of our best sellers years later.

: Listen to the track Elena
: Press Release
: Reviews


Various Artists - Demain
CD Compilation 2000 | Silber 011
20 tracks, 62 minutes
$7 ($9 international, $2 download (256 kbps, ~123 megs))
Many new artists - domestic & international - represented on this album of looping, drone-piling, sampled & modified ambiences, minimalism, & tone-wrestling; They (all) are: Origami Arktika, Peter Aldrich, small life form, My Glass Beside Yours, Remora, Clang Quartet, burMonter, Vlor, fade, & Still. This genre/these genres of listening music are the bastard offspring of Lamont Young, Terry Riley, Tangerine Dream, Neo, & Phil Glass.
~ Improvijazzation 

Our first label sampler, still chocked full of tracks unavailable elsewhere by Vlor, Remora, My Glass Beside Yours, Fade, Still, & Small Life Form.

: Press Release


Remora/Clang Quartet - Cemented in Stone
Limited CD-R 1999 | silber 010
11 tracks, 47 minutes
Archive.org page

A collaboration between Remora & Clang Quartet.  Swamp ambient?

Remora - Ambient Drones for One Guitar
Limited CD-R 1999 | silber 009
20 tracks, 144 minutes
download zip file | Archive.org page

The title pretty much explains it, ambient drones for one guitar.  Loop & reverb driven.

Remora - Anadia Remora - Anadia
CDR 1999 | Silber 008
21 tracks, 40 minutes
$5 download
Anadia is full of powerful, edgy instrumentals and sparse, fragile ballads that hold their own with a lot of the better known space rock/experimental artists out there.
~ Vendetta  

: Listen on Bandcamp


My Glass Beside Yours - pressedflattenedpulledpeakedreadied
cassette 1998 | silber 007
17 tracks, 30 minutes
out of print
Low-fi recordings.  The best band demos ever recorded in a drainage tunnel.  The sound quality is quite lacking even when the songs are not.

Vlor - lavished/luxate
Limited CD-R 1998 | silber 005 & 006
34 track, 71 minutes
download zip file | Archive.org page

Lo-fi acoustic shoegazer?  Vlor's two cassette releases combined together.  Lavished was recorded in a raquetball room & Luxate was recorded in Brian's Bedroom. Here's a review of Luxate:
Vlor are a duo consisting of Remora's Brian John Mitchell on guitar & Russell Halasz on guitar & bass. Though they are quite experimental at times, Vlor never stray from their keen pop sensibilities on this excellent cassette release. Though very lo-fi -- most of the songs here were recorded in one take using a hand held recorder -- it's not hard to find the passion in these dark, enchanting instrumentals. Fans of Flying Saucer Attack, especially the early stuff, would probably dig Luxate.
~ Ben Szporluk, Vendetta Magazine

Remora - Anadia Remora - Amerse
CDR 1998 | Silber 004
23 tracks, 60 minutes
$2 download
This American band/artist as the information is minimal reflect this in the music which is appropriately minimal & experimental. Waves of distortion fed through reverb effects drone through the ether like a passing tank. These other worldly murmurs are in stark contrast to the sub Stooges riffs that are processed out of all recognition on some occasions. Structured tracks with some vocals are the shade to the more chaotic soundscapes, the pitch darkness. A mixture of a psychedelic feel set against a more extreme sound manipulation, like Pink Floyd meets Merzbow.
~ Bizarre Magazine

: Listen on Bandcamp

Remora - Acroyer
cassette 1997 | silber 003
8 tracks, 30 minutes
out of print
Eight droning trips into the psyche... 
~ Outburn

Remora - Annaron
Cassette 1996 | Silber 002
9 tracks, 30 minutes
out of print
Meandering lo-tech noise-song works. Tinny guitar strumming sometimes accompanied by cutting veils of feedback shrieks and gnarling lower rumbles. 
~ AUTOreverse

Various Artists - Alleviation
CD Compilation 1996 | Silber 001
18 tracks, 73 minutes
$10 ($12 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~131 megs))
In all, this disc is so worth picking up, words cannot describe it. In a world where gothic compilations are structured around the same six to eight bands with a similar derivative sound, a compilation like this that showcases what innovations can be done with this style of music is so much needed. If you like darkwave, go get this. It’s worth it.
~ Industrial Nation

Our first release.  Nearly all tracks are still exclusive by Dust, 1SBH, My Glass Beside Yours, The Unquiet Void, Trance to the Sun,Falling Janus, An April March, Faith & Disease, Morphine Angel, burMonter, Snowblind, Peter Aldrich, Pineal Ventana, Tubalcain, 17Larva, dA Sebasstian, Attrition, & Engram.

: Press Release



Non-Silber Releases We Stock

Aarktica - Bleeding Light
CD Album 2005 | Darla 
8 tracks, 46 minutes
$12
Aarktica's Bleeding Light is an intimate epic which takes raw feelings and lets the music flow naturally from them. It's a genuinely exciting album, one that matches emotion with experimentation in powerful ways.
~ Erasing Clouds

Supported by an ensemble of horns, strings and percussion, Bleeding Light is it’s own distinct hybrid of dark, dissonant free jazz, electro-acoustic drone pop, and shoegaze glimmer, all largely centered around North Indian raga structures.


Aarktica - ...or you could just go through your whole life and be happy anyway (Bliss Out v. 18)
CD Album 2002 | Darla 121
7 tracks, 41 minutes
$12
The release of this caused a bit of a ruckus as Aarktica left the soundscape territory & performed a few "songs."  Another great release from one of our favorite bands.

Jamie Barnes - The Recalibrated Heart
CD Album 2006 l Pink Bullet 001
10 tracks, 44 minutes
$12
Jamie Barnes' music is incredibly delicate, with a tenderness and ripe vulnerability that tears at your heart. His world is one of cautious hope and unbending faith, a landscape of barely hidden dangers tempered by the promise of better days. There's also an undeniable sadness balanced by a spiritual strength more suggested than splashed across a billboard -- it's inherent, built to last but never taken for granted.
~ Jeffrey Lee Puckett, The Courier-Journal

On his third album Jamie continues to crank out his own special brand of heartbreaking americana.


burMonter - fell
CD Album 1996 | Eilythyia 002
8 tracks, 27 minutes
$8
burMonter was a top of the line bliss-pop band from North Carolina who’s name you’d probably know if they’d been based in Boston or New York, but that’s how things work out.  Think along the lines of Lush, Cure, Curve, & Cranes & you’re on the right track. Members of this band went on to form The Pulling Kiss, Goddakk, Plumerai, & Remora.

Carta: The Glass Bottom Boat Carta - The Glass Bottom Boat
CD 2007 | Resonant 026
10 tracks, 56 minutes
$12 ($18 international)
The debut effort by San Francisco's Carta, led by guitarist Kyle Monday (writer or co-writer of all the songs, and the only original bandmember left at the time of its release), finds the group well established in working in the realm of contemplative atmospherics. This isn't to say The Glass Bottom Boat is diaphanous new age or the like; rather, like many fine bands before it -- Joy Division, Low, Mogwai among others -- Carta seeks to use rock band instrumentation to emphasize reflective mood rather than simply traditional performance.
~ Ned Raggett, All Music Guide

This is the album where Carta first attracted our attention.


Dead Leaves Rising - Waking Up on the Wrong Side of No One
CD Album 2001 | Plow City 003
$12
Two words are all I really need here: starkly gorgeous. DeRosa plays folk-influenced indie pop that owes as much to Leonard Cohen as Red House Painters but more aptly resembles the latter. DeRosa plays all the instruments on this release - except for cello on two songs - & what you get is quiet, contemplative folksy music that is stark in its crisp, pure acoustic guitar & soft drumming and gorgeous in DeRosa’s rich, emotive vocals.
~ Delusions of Adequacy

Jon (Aarktica) DeRosa’s final appearance as DLR before re-working his folk stylings into the americana of Pale Horse and Rider. This is long out-of-print & destined to be a collector’s item.


Electric Bird Noise: Fragile Hearts...Fragile Minds Electric Bird Noise - Fragile Hearts...Fragile Minds
CD 2007 | No More Stars 005
5 tracks, 36 minutes
$12
Comprised of eerie, haunting minimalism, this is one of the most original, non-conforming releases of the year.
~ Kenyon Hopkins, Advanced Copy

The third release from long time Remora touring partner & Silber compilation contributor Electric Bird Noise. Intriguing cinematic instrumental guitar music that's sure to please the post rocker as well as the space junky from No More Stars Records.

: Listen to the track We Share More Than My Father's Last Name
: Press Release
: Reviews


Elegy Radio Broadcast
CD Album 2003 | ChairKickers 011
2 tracks 28 minutes
$12
This is an improvisational drone recording similar in sound to a lot of Glenn Branca's work.  It was a radio broadcast to promote the Elegy drone festival in honor of Michael Lenz (& a portion of the proceeds go to a scholarship fund in his honor).  The performers are Jessica Bailiff, Ryley Fogg, Jesse Beacom, Michael Anderson (Drekka, Turn Pale), Marc Gartman, Brian John Mitchell (Remora, Small Life Form), & Alan Sparhawk (Low).

Hotel Hotel - ALLHEROESAREFOREVERBOLD
CD 2006 | Lo-Bangosound 08
7 tracks, 43 minutes
$8
The album is a moody conglomerate of emotions embodied by lurid drones and pensive stillness, swirls of sonic texture and eerie atmospherics, and entrancing, disorienting repetition interrupted by robust, vibrant crescendos.
~ Jacob Price, Delusions of Adequacy

Hotel, Hotel's first release that inspired us to work with them.


If Thousands - Candice Recorder
CD Album 2001 | Sursumcorda 001
12 tracks, 68 minutes
$12
out of print!
Minimalist drone, aggressive ambient, electro-acoustic, organic, whatever you call it to describe it doesn’t change this from being a great record. These are all instrumentals & all great. I want to listen to this album while driving through Nebraska. Very soothing, built from guitars & synthesizers with very little percussion. Anyone who likes pieces better than songs should buy this.
~ QRD

The debut album by If Thousands that inspired us to put out Lullaby. Why not start where their sonic blanket began?


Remora: Derivative Remora - derivative 
CD 2009 | Gears of Sand 049
8 tracks, 42 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256 kbps, ~75 megs))
Remora does derivative works on some personal favorites including hits by Hefner, Warrior Soul, Journey, Pere Ubu, Bob Dylan, Joe Jackson, & Joy Division.  Doomy drone with pop hooks.

: Listen to the track Every Prince
: Press Release
: Reviews


Remora: ensoulment Remora
ensoulment
MP3 Album 2008 | Ping Things
1 tracks, 70 minutes
free download from Ping Things

A 70 minute aggressive ambient guitar excursion from Remora.

Remora - Some Future's Past
CD-R EP 2001 | BestKeptSecret 044
15 tracks, 29 minutes
$6 ($12 international, $4 download (256 kbps, ~52 megs))
Remora’s Some Future’s Past contains a mixture of atmospheric post-rock and minimal, lo-fi, sombre pop, usually with repetitive song structures. 
~ Aquamarine

An EP of outtakes & alternate mixes form Remora’s Some Past’s Future album from the Italian label Best Kept Secret. A lot of these pieces are more minimal than those on Some Past’s Future. Includes versions of “rail” & “warrenton” with guest musicians Nathan Amundson & J Seckel of Rivulets & finally the release of the hit single “drinking about you.”


Remora - songs i sing Remora - songs i sing
CD EP 2007 | North Pole 005
13 tracks, 16 minutes, plus 1 video
$9
He sings sometimes in a Townes Van Zandt-style troubadour’s voice (“I Called Your Mom”), sometimes the same way he sings Remora’s usual song-drones, sometimes demonic (“Heartworms”), and sometimes in a wicked-fast, odd way (the shortest songs, generally). All in all, this album comes off like a joke/experiment, but it’s also hard to shake, resembling as it does the ghosts of voices past, strung together as one. Think of exorcisms, of spirits singing through people, but also those goofy little ditties we all sing to our loved ones, in the moment.
~ Dave Heaton, erasing clouds

Well, here is a release you thought would never exist. For those of you who have not seen Remora live in the past two years (or gotten personal phone messages), this side of Remora is completely unknown.  On this release Remora goes a cappella in the songs from the live show done while tuning guitar.  Sometimes comedic, sometimes spiritual, & occasionally poignant.  This was predominantly recorded by Jessica Bailiff during Remora’s 2006 spring tour & includes covers of “We Will Fall” (The Stooges), “Heartworms” (Coil), “Sores” (Rollerball), & a passage from Job.  Beautiful hand letter-pressed artwork by Shane Sauers & a video for “Sores” also by Mister Sauers.  If Devo 2.0 was the weirdest thing in your collection, this is for you!

: Listen to the track Job 39
: Press Release


Rollerball/Ovo - my first cowboy
CD Split 2002 | BarLaMuerte 019
17 tracks, 47 minutes
$8
An unreal documentation of the range & ability of Rollerball & Ovo captured live on tour in the United States & Italy. Both bands reveal their artistry & improvisational skill on Torture Music Records / Bar La Meurte release my first cowboy showing that there are no boundries in music. Rollerball makes use of their recorded styles as well as their great ability play live improv performances. Ovo presents a strong case for being the new superstars of Italian avant noise. Ovo shatters all concepts of restrained conventional music. Stephania’s vocal talent is one to recognized, emotionally scorned lyrics make your spine shiver. Bruno Dorella keeps the madness moving with a mastery of guitar, drum, & sample work. Great for fans of modern dark jazz-noise.

Rollerball - Ahura
CD Album 2008 | Wallace 
15 tracks, 47 minutes
$12
Ahura finds the band sounding its most distilled, focused, and accessible.
~ Willamette Week

Rollerball continues their genre blowing fusion of jazz, post rock, & explosive experimentations.


Rollerball - bathing music
CD  Album 2000 | Roadcone 027
9 tracks, 42 minutes
$12

Syncretism is where it's at, and Bathing Music is deliciously dialectic. Any band which manages to recall Tom Waits, the Sea and Cake, Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill, Henryk Gorecki, Elliot Sharp, Red House Painters, Camper van Beethoven, Naked City, Medicine, Bauhaus, Ornette Coleman, Rachel's, Miranda Sex Garden, and the UCLA Bruin Marching Band over the span of 42 minutes is worthy of note. And bands that can take a mix like that and make it seem inevitable is formidable, indeed.
~ Zach Hooker, Pitchfork

Rollerball's critically acclaim bathing music has been out of print for quite a while, but we recently acquired a few to sell.


Rollerball - einaugige kirsche
CD  Album 1999 | Felina Y Magia 0i
3 tracks, 35 minutes
$12
I haven't yet decided if Rollerball's Einäugige Kirsche ("one-eyed cherry") is sexy in any conventional sense of the term. It's noisy as hell, I know that: junkheap jazz marked by skronking horns and clattering percussion. Whoever you could get onto the kitchen floor with this dark beauty has mental problems. But don't let it stop you from trying.
~ Brent Sirota, Pitchfork

This is the first Rollerball CD I remember hearing, the covers were hand-silk-screened by the band.


Rollerball - Rollerball
CD Album 2007 | Wallace 
10 tracks, 42 minutes
$12
All music that transcends time & culture while at the same time treading over new sonic territories is well worth a listen in my book, & it’s hard to think of anyone doing just that more than Rollerball.
~ Mats Gustafson, The Broken Face

Rollerball continues their genre blowing fusion of jazz, post rock, & explosive experimentations.


Rollerball - Trail of the Butter Yeti
CD Album 2001 | Roadcone 030
11 tracks, 46 minutes

One cannot tell if they resemble the pop band that got turned onto drugs midway through the sessions, or the avant-noise band that got turned on to hooks. Either way, Yeti is a willfully stubborn album, at times catchy; at times utterly trance-inducing, occasionally indulgent, but mostly enveloping. Perfectly, maddeningly scattershot.:: Brent Sirota, Pitchfork

Rollerball's critically acclaim Trail of the Butter Yeti has been out of print for quite a while, but we recently acquired a few to sell.


Sarah June: This is My Letter to the World Sarah June - This is My Letter to the World
CD 2008 | Hand/Eye 040
12 tracks, 35 minutes
$12 ($18 international)
The music in itself it is rather simple in its making, an acoustic guitar and the female voice with rather minimal keyboard accompaniments that adds a dreamlike atmosphere, surreal and mysterious while the power of the music captivates the listener not by force but by some sort of strange seduction and gentle invitation. The work centres the compositions in the delicate flow of the voice, which is utterly feminine in sonority, like the kind of singing a fairy could do while in loneliness and melancholy.
~ Heathen Harvest

Sarah Junes debut album from our friends at Hand/Eye that originally brought her to our attention.


twelve - be careful what you dont wish for Twelve - be careful what you don't wish for
CD Album 2006 | Saturday Night Sunday Morning 08
15 tracks, 63 minutes
$12
be careful what you don't wish for sees the project taken a step further and features 15 tracks of neo krautrock and post rock comedown. This album see's Chris getting in touch with his German roots and has everything from beautiful melodic Eno-esque cello and piano instrumentals, through to Georgio Moroder's electronic repetition, krautrock inspired by 70's German bands Harmonia and Cluster, whilst  also featuring some of the songwriting Chris Olley was known for in Six by Seven.

: Listen to the track I Hung a Stone Around Our Love
: Press Release


Little Darla various artists: Little Darla Has a Treat for You vol. 27 Eternal Spring Edition
2xCD sampler 2009 | Darla 225
32 tracks, 156 minutes
$10
32 tracks varying from singer-songwriter to shoegazer with everything in between with all exclusive tracks or mixes from: Almost Charlie, Arborea, Ariel Abshire & Japancakes, Bernard Szajner, Bitcrush, Black Feather, Desario, Detritus, DJ Hidden, Elias & The Whizzkids, Elle Belga, Harold Budd & Clive Wright, Keith Canisius, Let’s Go Naked, Low Low Low La La La Love Love Love, Lowlights, Manual, Momus, Montt Mardié, Mothboy, New Radiant Storm King, Photon Band, Project Pale, Raoul Sinier, Robin Guthrie, Rumskib, Spherical Objects, Sweet Trip, Tiny Magnetic Pets, Tujiko Noriko & Lawrence English & John Chantler, Vlor, &Yagya.
Includes a mix of Vlor's most rocking song ever "Watch Me Bleed."

Various Artists - Test Tones 2.1
CD Compilation 2003 | Clairecords 036
24 tracks, 78 minutes
$4
Clairecords & toneVENDOR present the second volume in their quarterly compilation series titled “test tones”. The idea behind the series is to showcase some of the best bands, labels and releases offered by toneVENDOR mailorder and distribution. Jamming 24 tracks by 24 artists in just a hair short of 80 minutes, Test Tones Volume 2.1 is packed to the gills with great tunes at a bargain price! Tracks from Midsummer, Le Pepes, The Birthday Machine, Remora, Sexconsciousyoungmoderns, Morella’s Forest, Your Favorite Horse, Pony Express, Trace, Shakespace, Ksine, Silver Screen, For Against, Mean Red Spiders, Ai Phoenix, The Flir, Cat and Dog Dialogue, Lab Partners, Silent Kids, The Caribbean, The Rules, Whirlaway, Valet, & Dreamend.

Various Artists - A cage went in search of a bird
CD Compilation 2001 | Somnimage 004
17 tracks, 73 minutes
$10
It seems like Franz Kafka has been getting pretty vogue the past few years & now from Somnimage we have a compilation of pieces inspired by him. The edge is a little more goth than experimental & the featured bands are: Attrition, La Funcion De Repulsa, Angelhood, Mara’s Torment, Loren Jan Wilson II & Ryoji Furui, Neither/Neither World, Halo Skycrash, Julian Tulips Licorice, Benjamin Stauffer, Chagas, Shinjuku Thief, Chthonic Force, Garden of Dreams, Remora, Oblivia, E.A. Zann, &The New York Room.