SOUND: composition, installations, performance, releases

credit: Silent Records

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Publication

From Here to Tranquility - Volume 7, Silent Records, USA. 30 September 2016.

Description

I am proud to say I am a part of the new Silent Records. Founded by Kim Cascone (AKA Heavenly Music Corporation) in 1986, this label went on to become the seminal American ambient label. Recently Cascone has rebooted Silent and released two impressive compilations.

The first, From Here to Tranquility - Volume 6 features original artists from the first wave of Silent.

The second, unsurprisingly entitled From Here to Tranquility - Volume 7, features new artists and friends of the label. This release is divided into a "Light Side" and a "Dark Side". (No points for guessing where I am!) You get close to three hours of music from 24 different artists.

There's some pretty amazing sounds here, from dark ambient to chill-out... something for everyone really. All with the high quality sound and mastering you'd expect from Silent.

Availability

Bandcamp, Amazon UK, Amazon US, iTunes, etc.

Press

Mike over at Ambient Music Guide enthuses:

"This week I discovered something that had my inner emusic fanboy going berserk: Silent Records - the legendary 90's ambient dance and electronica label - is back."

Vital Weekly reviewed all five hours of music in Volume 6 & 7 and managed to mention my contribution... twice!