CD release of the previously vinyl-only release of Supersilent's 11th album, taken from the quartet sessions with drummer Jarle Vespestad that resulted in Supersilent 8; interesting improvisation with abstract and mysterious pathways.
Label: Rune Grammofon
Released in: Norway
"In 2007 Supersilent celebrated 10 years as a groundbreaking quartet with their first studio album in almost 5 years. As with Supersilent 6, Supersilent 8 was recorded during a five-day studio session in Athletic Sound in Halden, Norway, the all-analog facility where other great-sounding Rune Grammofon albums like Supersilent 1-3, Scorch Trio, Luggumt and Raus Aus Stavanger were recorded.
From the monumental hardcore blizzard storm of 1-3 to the elegant electro-jazz of 4 and from the quiet soundscapes of 5 to the epic 6, Supersilent yet again re-invented themselves with 8, an album that to a certain degree explored more abstract and mysterious pathways beyond categories and comparisons. In fact, these sessions turned out to be so fruitful that producer Deathprod finished five hours of music and at one point considered making it another triple CD. In the end, 68 minutes ended up on Supersilent 8, but it was always understood that more of the excellent music that didn't make it to the final cut would appear in one way or another at a later time, and indeed, here it is as 11.
This was also Jarle Vespestad's final studio session. Since the very beginning, Supersilent have always moved forward with the greatest integrity. Supersilent music is collective work, total group improvising, and not a matter of individual grandstanding. They never rehearse as a group and don't discuss the music with each other, meeting only to play concerts or to record. Every recording and every concert is a unique occasion, not to be repeated, and their music lives in a no-man's-land between the genres, somewhere between rock, electronica, jazz and modern composition. It can sometimes appear to be written or at least arranged, again making it clear that these musicians communicate on a high, almost telepathic level.
Supersilent was formed in Oslo in 1997 after producer, musician and sound artist Helge Sten approached improvising trio Veslefrekk with the idea of forming a new quartet. The first time they played together was a concert at Bergen Jazz Festival the same year. Their first album, the triple set 1-3 was released in late '97, also being the first release on Rune Grammofon."-Rune GrammofonAlso available on Vinyl LP.
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Label: Rune Grammofon
Catalog ID: RCD 2103CD
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Recorded by Kai Andersen at Athletic Sound.
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