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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. I think the weirdest thing for me might be how Remora heavy the comp ended up being & that three groups choose “The One I’ve Been Waiting For.” My favorite tracks are probably “Six Tigerlilies for Elena” by Electric Bird Noise which combines three Silber songs into one & John Costello’s take on “Wires” turning a guitar track into an electro song. A general shout out is also needed to those who tried their hands at covering bands like Small Life Form & If Thousands & found them too hard to improve upon & sent apologies for not appearing. Thank you to all the artists & all of you fans for your support, it lets us know all are time hasn’t been wasted.
John Costello – “Wires” as made famous by Vlor
Dan Greunke – “Volcana” as made famous by Remora
Marc Gartman – “Aura Lee” as made famous by Aarktica
CJ Boyd – “Sagrado Corazón de Jesú (second attempt)” as made famous by Alan Sparhawk
North Sea Navigator/Rose Kemp – “Edward” as made famous by Black Happy Day
Promute – “3rd Day” as made famous by Clang Quartet
Electric Bird Noise – “Six Ligetilys for Elena” as made famous by Peter Aldrich/Tara Vanflower/Aarktica
Dr. Reggae Heart & the Smiths of Steel – “Plastic Heart” as made famous by Plumerai
The Torch Marauder’s Grappling Hook – “The One I’ve Been Waiting For” as made famous by Remora
Remora – “Sores” as made famous by Rollerball
Vlor – “Slipsky” as made famous by Remora
fornever – “A Presence In The Woods” as made famous by Lycia
Annelies Monseré – “To the Sun” as made famous by Remora
Jessica Bailiff – “You’re Landlocked My Love” as made famous by Aarktica
The Infant Cycle – “New Machine - Ceiling Mix” as made famous by Vlor
The Wades – “The One I’ve Been Waiting For” as made famous by Remora
Plumerai – “Kill My Way Out of Here” as made famous by Remora
Moral Crayfish – “Girls Hugging Trees” as made famous by Rollerball
Recorded Home – “Song for Elena” inspired by “Elena” by Aarktica
Rivulets – “I Told Jesus Christ How Much I Love Her” as made famous by Remora
Shaun Sandor – “Guilt Jersey” as made famous by Vlor
The Upsidedown Stars – “The Separation of Church & Hate” as made famous by Clang Quartet
Arbus – “Monster’s Kiss” as made famous by Remora
Peter Aldrich – “Nine Hours Later” as made famous by Lycia
Origami Kalima – “Fanteguten” as made famous by Origami Arktika
Verhören – “Angel Stalk (Anaaron)” as made famous by Remora
Lauri des Marais – “Nostalgia” as made famous by Aarktica
Miss Massive Snowflake – “The One I’ve Been Waiting For” as made famous by Remora
Small Life Form – “Three Suns Rising Over My Black Lung” constructed from samples from
“Three Suns on the Rise” & “Black Lung” by Jamie Barnes
Songs by Silber artists as
interpreted by other artists, some of whom have Silber releases of their
own and some who don’t. It’s a generally low-key, laid-back collection,
tending toward the melancholic sound—sometimes fragile, sometimes more
intense—that has always been this label’s specialty. The two discs take
us through many moods, from gorgeously forlorn to fuzzy and rough around
the edges to texturally thick and noisy, even throwing in a few subtle
electrobeats. There are a ton of others, too. CD1/Track 9 is a messy blast-rocker
in the style of someone like Dinosaur Jr, and it’s different from everything
else here. Remora (head Silber-man Brian John Mitchell’s project) is heavily
represented, with ten covers of Remora songs including one by Mitchell
himself under his Vlor moniker. You may know contributors such as Vlor,
Marc Gartman, Jessica Bailiff, Plumerai, Rivulets, and Miss Massive Snowflake,
but do yourself a favor and check out the artists you may not know, as
there is one pleasant surprise after another on this release. If you know
and love this label like I do, you’ll probably know what I mean when I
say this release is Very Silber and very good.
~ Max Level, KFJC
Shhh... Don’t Tell Anyone.
We Got the Tests Back and They’re Positive. Silber Records Is In The Family
For my Mom... and my sister,
Some things are never funny. Incest, for example, is never funny. It was not funny last week when someone told a related off-color joke to me, and it was not funny in the Cosby Show re-run I saw the other night when tele-teen siblings Theo and Denise were in bed together and they were bumping uglies and the shaking was just so darned rowdy and rude that it knocked the family portrait (sans Rudy) off the nightstand. If my memory is correct (and I do believe it is), I think Theo then started jumping on the bed while spraying cream-colored pellets all over the room and all over his sister’s reclined body while yelling random battle cries from Braveheart. Denise, after a briefly putting of an air of incredulity and admonishment, grabbed Theo by his whirly-bird and swung him around like the neighborhood bully does with a cat’s tail. Afterward, Denise’s blouse is a tad disheveled, Theo’s fade a shade askew, and the kids walk downstairs hand-in-hand for Sunday roast. Cut to commercial.
The Cosby concept of family closeness portrayed in that rarely-seen episode is EXACTLY the underlying raison d’etre for the latest release from Silber Records. Well, kinda. Sorta. Not really. Before you call the cops on me and the Raleigh, NC-based "drone love honesty sound" label, when I speak of Silber being incestuous, I am talking about its bands covering one another on a new downloadable compilation available here called Silber on Silber! And come to think of it, when I read back what I wrote about that Cosby episode and its overly-familiar tone, it may really have been a hallucination or dream brought upon by sleeping next to open solvent jars and paint cans for the past two-and-a-half weeks. I like to do that to kickstart the creative juices from time to time.
Regardless of my predilection for over-the-top news story intros, Silber are indeed at it again, and they are doing it in the best possible taste. The concept of bands who share the same label covering each others’ songs is an old and chivalrous notion. Giving the resulting tracks away for FREE is not. Yet again, the good people at the awe-inspiring label are making the cream of its roster available to anyone to download. A quick glance at the following songs tells me that Remora is a favorite among the Silber siblings, but we love each and every one of them in their own way!
~ David Nadelle, Tiny Mix Tapes
Omnibulé qu'on est
par la scène française, on oublie trop souvent de parler
des scènes étarngères qui en valent vraiment la peine.
On rectifie le tir en présentant ce mois ci la compilation SILBER
ON SILBER du label SILBER Records. A découvrir de toute urgence.
Au passage, un petit coup de main à nos amis d'Arbouse.
Le meilleur pour la fin, AdGN organise son premier concert (et à priori pas le dernier) avec nos amis de Boss Kitty. Comme on est pas des rigolos, on a concocté l'affiche la plus sexy de ces 20 dernières années (si si, le détail ci-dessous)
Tiens, ca chante pas mal en français sur cette playliste, j'avais pas fait gaffe ...
~ Asso de Gens Normal