«Musical Accompaniment For The End Of The World (Songs For Two Pianos, Tactful Synths And Voice)» - new album from Silence! Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 May 2012 14:53

Silence - «Musical Accompaniment For The End Of The World (Songs For Two Pianos, Tactful Synths And Voice)»

Silence «Musical Accompaniment For The End Of The World (Songs For Two Pianos, Tactful Synths And Voice)» was released April 14th, 2012 via The Pekinpah. It's their first regular album since «Vain, a Tribute to a Ghost» (2004).

Due to its minimalistic concept (summarized in the album's subtitle, Songs for two pianos, tactful synths and voice), «Musical Accompaniment For The End Of The World» appears to pick up where «Vain, a Tribute to a Ghost»'s closing track, «Runalong» (Acoustic Version), left off. The album features ten songs performed by two remarkable pianists, Igor Vicentic (with whom Silence first collaborated on «The Passion of the Cold») and Saso Vollmaier. The pianos were recorded at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb. The vocals and synthesizers were recorded in Silence's private production facility, the Daily Girl studio.

Silence's engagement in theatre - especially the ongoing collaboration with director Tomaz Pandur - has had a prominent role in shaping the album's sound. It has prompted the duet's decision to discard drums and bass in favor of an intimate, predominantly acoustic sound. It has also nudged the piano arrangements toward a more classical feel.

The album's title and cinematic atmosphere, however, stem from Silence's infatuation with movies. «Musical Accompaniment For The End Of The World» pays tribute to the work of Hladnik's late father, renowned director Bostjan Hladnik. Sequences from Hladnik's films «Fable of Love» (1954), «Masquerade» (1971) and «Dancing in the Rain» (1961) were reissued as videos for three songs from the album: «Death is New York», «Heart of Darkness» and «Electricity». Even though they're divided by decades, the footage and the music fuse seamlessly, yielding an extraordinary father/son collaboration.

You can order this CD from Silence's official web-site. The record is also available as a download at silencezone.bandcamp.com.

Note that album comes housed in amazing tin box, with 16-page booklet with full lyrics and artwork.


[01] Hunger 04:58
[02] Sing 04:44
[03] Silkskin 03:39
[04] Pioneers of Nothing 05:54
[05] Naïf 02:31
[06] Sturmschlager 02:33
[07] Electricity 03:13
[08] Wish Me Well, Wish Me Hell 04:12
[09] Heart of Darkness 04:13
[10] Death is New York 03:52

Info submitted by official Silence web site.

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