Various ‎– Sounds Of Silence - The Most Intriguing Silences In Recording History!

Alga Marghen ‎– plana-VA alga046
Sound-Houses – 3
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition

Tracklist Masquer Crédits

A1 Unknown Artist Single Side 0:10
A2 Son Of Pete Disco Party Part 2 3:01
A3 Unknown Artist Companion To TV 1:11
A4 Andy Warhol Silence (Copyright 1932) 0:00
A5 Unknown Artist B-Side 2:04
A6 The Count Backwards B-Side 3:41
A7 Unknown Artist Disque De Silence, A-Side 2:15
A8 John Lennon & Yoko Ono Two Minutes Silence 2:00
A9 Unknown Artist A-Side 0:44
A10 Unknown Artist A Minute Silence 1:00
A11 Unknown Artist Excerpt
Producer – Michael Viner
A12 Unknown Artist The Sound Of The One Hand Clapping 2:35
A13 Maurice Lemaître Le Crochet (Œuvre Sup) 2:18
A14 Ciccone Youth (Silence) 1:04
A15 Sly & The Family Stone There's A Riot Goin' On 0:00
B1 Crass The Sound Of Free Speech 1:00
B2 Unknown Artist Testpressning (Sic) 2:36
B3 Unknown Artist Excerpt 0:55
B4 Whitehouse Birthdeath Experience 2:02
B5 John Denver The Ballad Of Richard Nixon 0:07
B6 Soulfly 9-11-01 1:00
B7 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band Anniversary Of World War III 1:37
B8 Robert Wyatt Silence 0:30
B9 John Lennon Nutopian International Anthem 0:03
B10 Orbital Are We Here? (Criminal Justice Bill?) 4:00
B11 The Planets (4) A One Minute Silence 1:00
B12 Valerie Gee's Car Band Pensées Et Maximes De V.G.E (Thoughts And Sayings Of V.G.E) 6:55
B13 Afrika Bambaataa & Family Beware (The Funk Is Everywhere) (Silent Version) 0:00
B14 Yves Klein, Charles Wilp Prince Of Space (Excerpt) 0:35
B15 Unknown Artist Silent Grooves 1:47

Sociétés, etc.



Comes in gatefold with additional printed inner sleeve.
Limited to 500 copies.

A-side credits:
Track A1 is taken from "Self produced, France, 1973, 7-inch flexi / 33 rpm"

Track A2 is taken from Son Of Pete - Silent Knight, Beserkley, USA, 1976, 7-inch / 45 rpm

Track A3 is taken from "The Bunab No. 5 / Orville K. Snav & Associates, USA, 1957, LP / 78, 45, 33, 16 rpm"

Track A4 is taken from Various - The Other East Village, ESP-Disk, USA, 1966, LP / 33 rpm

Track A5 is taken from a promotional 7-inch for the launch of Joe Bushkin - Listen To The Quiet, Capitol, USA

Track A6 is taken from the B-side of The Count Backwards - Double Decker Bus, Big City, USA, 1994, 7-inch / 45 rpm

Track A7 is taken from a 7-inch released by Barclay: "Disque De Silence, Barclay, France, 1965-69, 7-inch / 45 rpm"

Track A8 is taken from John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Unfinished Music No.2: Life with the Lions, Zapple, UK, 1969, LP / 33 rpm

Track A9 is taken from "The Nothing Record, Murray Hill Records, USA, 1978, LP / 33 rpm"

Track A10 is taken from "Pastiche, Carnage, Sabotage 2, Koka Media, France, 1991, CD"

Track A11 is taken from The Best Of Marcel Marceao, MGM, USA, 1970, LP / 33 rpm

Track A12 is taken from The Nothing Record Album, Solid Gold Records Canada, 1980, LP / 78, 33, 45 rpm

Track A13 is taken from "Maurice Lemaître - Centre de créativité, France, 1971, 7-inch / 45 rpm"

Track A14 is taken from Ciccone Youth - The Whitey Album, Enigma Records, USA, 1988, LP / 33 rpm

Track A15 is taken from Sly & The Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On, EPIC, USA, 1971, LP / 33 rpm

B-side credits:
Track B1 is taken from Crass - The Feeding of the Five Thousand, Small Wonder Records, UK, 1978, 12-inch EP / 45 rpm

Track B2 is taken from "Tespressning [Sic], Audiodisc Videotronic Group, Sweden, date unknown, LP / 33 rpm"

Track B3 is taken from The Wit And The Wisdom Of Ronald Reagan, Magic Records, UK, 1980, LP / 33 rpm

Track B4 is taken from Whitehouse - Birthdeath Experience, Come Organisation, UK, 1980, LP / 33 rpm

Track B5 is taken from John Denver - Rhymes & Reasons, RCA, USA, 1969, LP / 33 rpm

Track B6 is taken from Soulfly - 3, Roadrunner Records, USA, 2002, CD

Track B7 is taken from The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Vol.3, A Child's Guide To Good & Evil, Reprise records, USA, 1968, LP / 33 rpm

Track B8 is taken from Robert Wyatt - Cuckooland, Hannibal Records, UK, 2003, CD

Track B9 is taken from John Lennon - Mind Games, Apple Records, USA, 1973, LP / 33 rpm

Track B10 is taken from Orbital - Are We Here?, Internal, UK, 1994, CD Maxi Single

Track B11 is taken from The Planets - Classical Graffiti, EMI, UK, 2002, CD

Track B12 is taken from Valerie Gees's Car Band - Un Président pour la France, Les Disques Invisibles Virgin, France, 1981, 7-inch / 45 rpm

Track B13 is taken from Afrika Bambaataa & Family - Beware (The Funk Is Everywhere), Tommy Boy Music, USA, 1986, LP / 33 rpm

Track B14 is taken from Yves Klein / Charles Wilp - Musik Der Leere, Sight & Sound Production Resco, Germany, 1959, LP / 33 rpm

Track B15 is taken from An Audio Obstacle Course, Shure Trackability Test Record, USA, 1967, LP / 33 rpm

Code-Barres et Autres Identifiants

  • Matrix / Runout (ALGA046 A): A-side
  • Matrix / Runout (ALGA046 B): B-side


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15 avril 2018
How did John Cage's 4′33″ not make the cut for this album?


13 décembre 2017
The Amazon reviews of this are utterly hilarious, apparently many, many people bought this expecting to hear Simon & Garfunkel.


25 avril 2016

Stéphane Rives totally nailed it with the mastering of this one. The pure analog clarity achieved through my $10,000 tube preamp will tell them that vinyl is superior to CD. Kill for a copy.


8 janvier 2016
More of a novelity item than anything and a funny one to boot. Compiling silences directly from varied vinyl pressings opposed to sourcing masters (that would even be more funny) just makes this release one you simply cannot take seriously. And why? Smile, read the liners and listen to the crackle.

Waste of resources? Oh yea!

For hipsters and posers? Au contraire. Just don't take this thing seriously, at all. Reminds me of The Nothing Record Album in many ways: and if you buy this album you can have a bit of the Nothing Record Album included! WOW!



28 mars 2014
edité over 6 years ago

What a decadent waste of resources. The perfect record for poseurs though.