The Sons Of Silence

The Sons Of Silence

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So, what happened was that Daniel Mudford, Pete Woodhead and Joe Gardiner were invited by Andrew Hulme to play live with O Yuki Conjugate. Performing and recording gave them a moment of confidence long enough to go out with their own ideas and somehow, there was a friendly 'coup' at the same time as OYC activites slowed down to Kraftwerkian-speed. Their first inspiration was the idea of Zoviet*France going to a nightclub. Their first release was "O Yuki Conjugate + The Sons of Silence=SPOKE" - a live document of music made with bicycles and electronics, still regarded very fondly by the band, albeit with a slightly rueful sense of not being able to continue combining abstract oddness and more popular idioms so starkly. After a succession of highl-regarded/critically acclaimed releases on the Leaf Label, the band have spent the last few years in the grip of a depressive inertia and frustration at not being able to chuck out the wide variety of musics they love making to a public. So what's new? October 2003 sees work start on the soundtrack to the feature film "Shaun of The Dead", while one of the Sons wonders whether the only way to get stuff released is to die in spectacular fashion. Maybe so, considering their main interest currently is making music in the Kosmische idiom and the Guitar-powered drone! Well, c'mon - you can't keep yoinking breakbeats for ever can ya?
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The Sons Of Silence Discography

Albums

O Yuki Conjugate + The Sons Of Silence = Spoke O Yuki Conjugate + The Sons Of Silence = Spoke - Live In Nevers (Album) Noise Museum France 1997 Sell This Version
The Sons Of Silence Spring Forward : Fall Back (MiniAlbum) Leaf UK 1997 Sell This Version
The Sons Of Silence Silence FM (Album) Leaf UK 1997 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GEAR 29 Sons Of Silence* Present Spoke Sons Of Silence* Present Spoke - Sons Of Silence Present Spoke(7", Ltd, Num) Syntactic GEAR 29 Austria 1996 Sell This Version
DOCK 6 Sons Of Silence* Suited And Booted EP(12", EP) Leaf DOCK 6 UK 1996 Sell This Version
The Sons Of Silence Back On Your Heads (EP) Leaf UK 1997 Sell This Version
SOS 1 The Sons Of Silence Promo FM(12", Promo) Leaf SOS 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
The Sons Of Silence vs. Ronnie And Clyde The Sons Of Silence vs. Ronnie And Clyde - The Sons Of Silence vs. Ronnie & Clyde Leaf UK 1998 Sell This Version
The Sons Of Silence Bobby Dazzler Leaf UK 1999 Sell This Version

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October 13, 2003
Ths Sons of Silence also took part in a live CD released by Noise Museum in France. It's called "O Yuki Conjugate + The Sons of Silence=Spoke" - and it's the live recording of a concert in the beautiful old theatre in Nevers, France in 1995 or so. The "Spoke" bit refers to their making music using contacted-mic'd bicycles as well as that good ol' electrical music sound we know and love. I am reliably informed that it represents to a far greater degree than any of the Leaf releases that the Sons of Silence always hoped to combine abstract experimental and more 'popular' styles of music to make everyone's world a better place. It's a shame that they are so useless at getting anyone to release their music, but there you go, it seems you have to be a salesman as well as a musician.

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