Mike VanPortfleet is best known
for his band Lycia
which officially formed in 1988 & officially ended in 1999. In
2004, armed with new recording technology & an aggressive ambient edge
only hinted at in Lycia, Mike recorded his solo debut...an album Silber
was born to release.
Beyond The Horizon
Line is somewhat of a concept record, involving a growing fear
of the sky & it bringing the end of the world over the course of a
24-hour cycle, from sunrise to just before dawn with the fear the sun will
never rise again. The only lyrics sum up the main overall theme;
scanning the horizon, sensing something unknown, and feeling the change
taking place. 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.
Beyond the Horizon Line CD Album 2004 | Silber 034
10 tracks, 62 minutes
$12 ($18 international, $5 download (256kbps, ~110 megs))