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SILVERMAN - Nature of Illusion

Format: do-CD
Label & Cat.Number: Beta-Lactam Ring Records mt096a
Release Year: 2005
Note: first 700 copies with bonus CD!
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €16.00
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Starkes neues Material vom LPD-Mitspieler, zwei lange experimentelle Soundscapes mit Unterstützung von EDWARD KA-SPEL (no lyrics!).
Perkussive Strukturen und vokale Mantra-artige Lautäusserungen tauchen auf, Feedbacks und organisch klingende Geister-Sounds,
Klangobjekte die nach Atmen und langen Blasinstrumenten klingen, ziemlich odd & düster und wonderful; das zweite Stück ist weniger dunkel und besticht durch Resonanzen-werfende Obertöne und eine meditativere Atmosphäre.
Die ersten 700 Stück kommen mit Bonus-CD und einem 65minütigen one-tracker, der die „klingelnden“ Oberton-Drone-Qualitäten SILVERMANS noch einmal besonders betont. Fantastisch, alleine dieses Stück wäre das Geld wert. Das ganze kommt im übergrossen und sehr stabilen „heavy cardstock“-Klappcover! Definitiv seine beste VÖ bisher und von uns hiermit wärmstens empfohlen !

“A 5 color boardstock gatefold wallet. The first 700 copies include the bonus CD ‘Woodland Calling’. Features Edward Ka-Spel on vocals. One of the truest indications of a good record is when it sounds like something is starting to go wrong with the car while listening to it. The latest Silverman sounds at turns like the breaks are going, the belts are slipping, the timing needs adjusting, the drive shaft has a shot bearing and the clutch is failing. Perhaps this is the very nature of illusion bespoke in the title. NOI is a much more amorphous excursion than some of Silverman's previous slow trance explorations, though it does display his trademark fondness for going to very quiet places. Through a polar silence comes a ringing metallic that fades off into contrapuntal, subsonic drones. A brief essay of percussives trails back into the liquid void. The album is a series of such interlocked and subtle sonic, largely non-melodic shape shifts whose darkness is not so much morose as it is simply casting shadows of and off the unknown. Silverman has carved an abstract chasm of distant, organic electronics that is best first opened away from one's car.” [label info]
“Happy to see The Silverman's (aka Philip Knight) new CD finally getting a release. NOI features two long ambient tracks created by using various analogue and digital synthesizers. Not to worry though; The Silverman knows his trade - the two untitled tracks sound like anything but sterile machinery. The opening track features mantra-like vocals (a first) whereas the second track has gorgeous washes of sound, perfect for meditation. The first run of this CD (as well as the vinyl pressing) come with a bonus CD entitled Woodland Calling, featuring a one hour long mesmerizing track, which is worth the purchase of this set by itself. Sounding a bit like Nurse With Wound's "Soliloquy For Lilith", but with more variety, space and depth, it is one of the Silverman's best. Listening to this, it's easy to imagine the open fields and wide horizons, which inspired these recordings. Even though the Silverman would probably advise you to listen to the birds and the wind, this CD is the perfect soundtrack for a long walk in nature.” [FK, Vital Weekly]