Wednesday, October 12, 2005

SUPERSILENT 7 - released 10/05


Norways monolithic improv outfit Supersilent have released their 7th album as an almost 2 hour DVD. Judging from what I know these guys are capable of live, I expect this to effectively kick everyone's collective avant-asses

Link to Supersilent site

Press release from Rune Grammofon:

"finally we can present this longawaited treat of a concert film. the sold out concert took place in oslo in august last year and was beautifully captured by kim hiorthøy and friends to 16 mm black and white film, and later edited by hiorthøy. the sound was recorded by athletic sound and mixed by helge sten. needless to say, it looks and sounds fantastic. the concert itself was rewarded a six out of six review at the time in norway's major national paper aftenposten.
you get the complete concert, 109 minutes, 6 tracks, in the same order as on the night, there are no overdubs or repairs. and there is no bonus material, not even a menu. this is a conscious decision by the director, artist and label.
we wanted it to work like a cd, with instant access to the concert material and individual tracks. both sound and picture has been coded in the best possible way. it's a dvd-9 (as opposed to the more normal dvd-5), meaning it's a dual layer disc with more space for information and therefore better picture quality. In addition to the standard dolby digital, there is also a dts sound option for those with players equipped for this."