Re: [Stratosphere_Fanzine] New Post Rock & Indie Ambient from Silber Records
- Delusions Of Adequacy has posted my review of Northern Valentine's album http://www.adequacy.net/review.php?reviewID=9110 and also (finally) my interview with NY noiseniks Autodrone, http://www.adequacy.net/interview.php?InterviewID=123whom I'm certain had a great halloween -I am pleased to get the Northern Valentine review there at last after around four months of negotiations of varying kinds with Brian John Mitchell -
--- On Mon, 10/27/08, silberspy <QRD@...> wrote:
From: silberspy <QRD@...>
Subject: [Stratosphere_Fanzine] New Post Rock & Indie Ambient from Silber Records
Date: Monday, October 27, 2008, 4:28 PMHey Kidz,
So we have two new indie ambient post rockers from Northern Valentine
& Hotel Hotel out on Silber. Plus two new releases in our store from
Electric Bird Noise & Rollerball.
Everything is available at www.silbermedia. com
Brian John Mitchell
northern valentine - the distance brings us closer
5 tracks, 46 minutes
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" -
www.silbermedia. com/mp3s/ northernvalentin e_dimanche. mp3
Press release - www.silbermedia. com/presstools/ silber068. pdf
Hotel Hotel - The Sad Sea
8 tracks, 44 minutes
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"
www.silbermedia. com/mp3s/ hotelhotel_ maryceleste. mp3
Press release - www.silbermedia. com/presstools/ silber064. pdf
Rollerball - Rollerball
10 tracks, 42 minutes
"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, &
Electric Bird Noise - le vestibule - vestibule transitoire
2 tracks, 52 minutes
The fourth 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. Two long tracks of
guitar noise, loops, & feedback experiments
Listen to "vestibule transitoire (excerpt)" -
www.silbermedia. com/mp3s/ ebn_vestibule_ transitoire_ excerpt.mp3
Press release - www.silbermedia. com/presstools/ ebn-levestibule- press.pdf
- Hey Starz,
A lot of new releases out in the past month at Silber. More info & ordering at www.silbermedia.com
Aarktica - In Sea
12 tracks, 56 minutes
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!
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" - http://www.silbermedia.com/mp3s/Aarktica_In-Sea.mp3
Vlor - six-winged
16 tracks, 50 minutes
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 "i have left home (reprise)" - http://www.silbermedia.com/mp3s/vlor-i-have-left-home-reprise.mp3
Moodring - scared of ferret
11 tracks, 38 minutes
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" - http://www.silbermedia.com/mp3s/moodring_into-the-doom.mp3
Remora - derivative
8 tracks, 42 minutes
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" - http://www.silbermedia.com/mp3s/remora-every-prince.mp3
Lost Kisses DVD - My Life is Sad & Funny
10 cartoons (plus three bonus bits), about an hour
"This is true & funny material in a 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.