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  • Audio CD (22 Sep 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rune Grammofon
  • ASIN: B000088NUZ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,456 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Supersilent comes together in a shape of almost epic proportions. Like "1-3" and "Scorch Trio" it was recorded at Athletic Sound in Halden, Norway. More than ever it appears clear that their music lives in a no man's land between the genres, somewhere between rock, electronica, jazz and modern composition. As with all their recordings and live performances, everything here is improvised. That most of the music on "6" appears to be written or at least arranged, is testament to the high, almost telepathic level they work at . Needless to say, there are no overdubs. Often being labelled jazz because of the improvising aspect of the music and the fact that three of the members come from a jazz background, with "6" they are just as likely to attract followers of bands such as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Sigur Rós, King Crimson, (late) Talk Talk or Popol Vuh.

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Supersilent were formed in Oslo in 1997 by producer/sound-artist Helge Sten and the free jazz trio "Veslefrekk". The idea of the collective is to get together for recordings and concerts and simply freeform without any discussion about what they are going to do beforehand. This kind of avant-gardism can often sound enticing on paper but abominable on the CD player, yet Supersilent are living proof that interesting and listenable results can be achieved from such conceptual origins. This 4th album proper (their first outing was a triple album that comprised numbers 1, 2 and 3) is a truly syncretic mix that covers much of what they have explored on previous recordings, namely hardcore, jazz and ambient sounds with a liberal sprinkling of ethno-tribalism and Eastern spirituality. It's a necessarily discursive ramble through music's more esoteric combinations. There may be indulgence and loose cannons aplenty, but there are also many moments of impressive coherence and more than the occasional flash of pure, incandescent magic. --Paul Sullivan

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Jan 2003
Format: Audio CD
Much has been made of Supersilent's silence. The minimal aesthetic of their album sleeves and their lack of communication when not performing, means they are sometimes seen solely as taciturn; a band with nothing to say - either to each other or the wider world. This would be a great misjudgement . Supersilent's output is engaging, powerful and beautiful. This album is no exception. Building on their excellent reputation in left-field electronic circles, 6 also has hints of the spaces in the soundtracks to Westerns, the timbre of Dupre's output or the epic rise and fall of a Godspeed You Black Emporror side. Supersilent 6 will speak to fans of many types of music and they will listen, love and cherish it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Nadim Bakhshov VINE VOICE on 16 July 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
It was with some trepidation that I bought and listened to this rather remarkable album.
While Aarset, Molvaer and Wesseltoft each take the baton of Electric miles Davis and Funky Herbie Hancock somewhere fresh this collective seem to have Brian Eno and robert Fripp as precursors.
There are some rich harmonies, bizarre electronics and an ambience that seems to me to be utterly urban and contemporary.
highly recommended
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Lansley on 27 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
Supersilent - who are these guys?! Listening to this stuff reminds me of the kind of rambling music I get in my head when I'm dreaming. Sounds like a joke, but actually makes a serious point - this stream of consciousness style of musical improvisation comes from a deep and sometimes dark place in the human psyche. This does mean that they are relating directly to a part of your brain that certain other types of music (ahem!) do not reach. It conjures up serious beauty at times and at others it can sound pretty disturbing. Whichever, this is sonic landscaping that would not be out of place in a Tate Modern installation. Sometimes bland, sometimes intense. Very textural, very filmic. Always challenging, always evocative. Not wallpaper - unless you are the kind of person that likes the kind of wallpaper that demands attention. I have heard similar things in works by Brian Eno, parts of Keith Jarrett's Spheres, and maybe elements of similar ideas in Philip Glass's soundtrack for Koyaanisqatsi - all of which I like. Your call ....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By 77 on 15 Oct 2007
Format: Audio CD
For anyone who thinks music has nowhere new left to go, guide them to Supersilent. They're simply a powerhouse of uniqueness, constantly evolving and refusing to be pigeonholed into any recognisable genre. Jazz? Ambient? Noise? They all get touched upon here, yet the overall mood and style of the album is something else entirely. Truly great.
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By Robert Krajca on 19 Aug 2014
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excellent
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