Silent

Silent

Profile:
America's premier ambient label, rebooted in 2016. Started officially with the second release (The Haters - In The Shade Of Fire) in 1986. The direction of the label changed in 1988 when label head and founder Kim Cascone helped work on the score of the movie Twin Peaks in the UK with the sound editor Jay Boekelheide.

In 1991, Kim started the distribution company Pulse Soniq after releasing the first CD on Silent. Then, in 1993, three imprints were created for different genres. Flask (beat-oriented ambient), Furnace (hard industrial, industrial dance), and Sulphur (alternative rock, noise, fusion, experimental electronics, found sound).

In 1996, Silent and its distribution company were left to an employee so that Cascone could work as a sound designer for Headspace, a company founded by Thomas Dolby. Silent lived on for another two years as a completely different label, focusing on house music and other beat-oriented dance music, including co-releasing some vinyl with other companies, but the label was shuttered in 1998.

NOTE: all sub-labels of Silent include the same catalog-number format as its parent. Be careful when submitting music that strays far from ambient on the Silent label.

Info could previously be found at silentrecords.net and chillbase.org/labels. Both sites are inactive.

Starting early in 2016, the original label founder, Kim Cascone, has resurrected the label as a Bandcamp site (URL below), and is also DJing a soma.fm site focused on Silent Records releases (URL also below). Though most of the current label's albums are re-releases from the previous catalog, there are two new entries for the From Here To Tranquility series, Vol. 6 and 7.
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
748 Edgemar Ave
Pacifica CA
94044

Sites:
[l1777]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
39100562 Monolog Box  album cover Calva Y Nada Monolog Box(CD, Album + CD, Album + CD, Mini + Box, Comp, Ltd,) Hyperium Records 39100562 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
39100352 41 Murder She Said  album cover Second Voice Murder She Said(CD, Album) Hyperium Records 39100352 41 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
39100392 41 Salamand  album cover Still Patient? Salamand(CD, Album) Hyperium Records 39100392 41 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
39100512 26 Hy! …To Hypersonic - The Hyperium Compilation Part II  album cover Various Hy! …To Hypersonic - The Hyperium Compilation Part II(CD, Comp) Hyperium Records 39100512 26 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
39100552 43 Monologe Eines Baumes  album cover Calva Y Nada Monologe Eines Baumes (Album) 39100552 43 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
39100572 42 The Words And Music Of David Mellor  album cover The Days Of The Moon The Words And Music Of David Mellor(CD, Album) Hyperium Records 39100572 42 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
39100602 43 El Peste Perverso Lleva Mi Peluca  album cover Calva Y Nada El Peste Perverso Lleva Mi Peluca (Album) 39100602 43 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
39100752 42 Ad Infinitum  album cover Die Form Ad Infinitum(CD, Album, 1st) Hyperium Records 39100752 42 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
AI-06 Lunar Phase  album cover Heavenly Music Corporation Lunar Phase(LP, Ltd, RE, RM) Astral Industries AI-06 UK 2017 Sell This Version
BIO CD 06 Kinesthetics  album cover Neural Network (3) Kinesthetics(CD, Album) Simbiose Records BIO CD 06 Portugal 1993 Sell This Version
BIO CD 10 Bizarra Locomotiva  album cover Bizarra Locomotiva Bizarra Locomotiva(CD, Album) Simbiose Records BIO CD 10 Portugal 1994 Sell This Version
CD 21039 Nekropolis  album cover Les Berrtas Nekropolis(CD, Album) Hypnobeat CD 21039 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
CMI.15 Spindrift  album cover Morthound Spindrift(CD, Album, RP) Cold Meat Industry CMI.15 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
CMI.16 Sacrosancts Bleed  album cover In Slaughter Natives Sacrosancts Bleed(CD, Album, 1st) Cold Meat Industry CMI.16 Sweden 1992 Sell This Version
CMI.20 Karmanik Collection  album cover Various Karmanik Collection(CD, Comp) Cold Meat Industry CMI.20 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
DSR1701 Transcendigitalism - A Compilation Of Esoteric Drones  album cover Various Transcendigitalism - A Compilation Of Esoteric Drones(CD, Album, Comp) Silent DSR1701 USA & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
LA-ANGE 2CD East-Westercism  album cover Various East-Westercism(2xCD, Comp) Law & Auder LA-ANGE 2CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
none From Here To Tranquility - Volume 7 (The Renaissance Continues)  album cover Various From Here To Tranquility - Volume 7 (The Renaissance Continues) (Comp) none US 2016
none Perm  album cover Lyric (3) Perm (Single) none UK 2001 Sell This Version
none From Here to Tranquility - Volume 8 (The Darkened Path)  album cover Various From Here to Tranquility - Volume 8 (The Darkened Path)(12xFile, FLAC, Comp) Silent none US 2017
none From Here to Tranquility Vol 10 (Children of the Drone)  album cover Various From Here to Tranquility Vol 10 (Children of the Drone)(File, FLAC, MP3, WAV, Comp) Silent none US 2018
none Mark Riva's Metagrooves - The Silent Mix  album cover Various Mark Riva's Metagrooves - The Silent Mix(CD, Comp, Mixed) Silent none US 1994 Sell This Version
PF 019 Kind Of Strangest Dream  album cover Sweet William Kind Of Strangest Dream(CD, Album) Hyperium Records, Dianthus Barbathus PF 019 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
PF 020 Development Through The Years 1986 - 1993  album cover Sweet William Development Through The Years 1986 - 1993(CD, Album) Hyperium Records, Dianthus Barbathus PF 020 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
RRR-H23 The Amazing H23/RRR EP  album cover Various The Amazing H23/RRR EP(7", EP, Comp) RRRecords RRR-H23 US 1990 Sell This Version
SR1626 From Here to Tranquility - Volume 6 (The Renaissance)  album cover Various From Here to Tranquility - Volume 6 (The Renaissance)(2xCD, Comp) Silent SR1626 US 2016 Sell This Version
SR8501 Silence  album cover PGR Silence(LP) Silent SR8501 US 1985 Sell This Version
SR8601 In The Shade Of Fire  album cover The Haters In The Shade Of Fire(LP) Silent SR8601 US 1986 Sell This Version
SR8602 Caswallon The Headhunter  album cover Architects Office Caswallon The Headhunter(LP) Silent SR8602 US 1986 Sell This Version
SR 8704 Flayed / Crux  album cover Eddie Prévost / Organum Eddie Prévost / Organum - Flayed / Crux(LP) Silent SR 8704 US 1987 Sell This Version
SR8905 The Black Field  album cover PGR / Thessalonians PGR / Thessalonians - The Black Field(LP) Silent SR8905 US 1989 Sell This Version
SR8906 Dreamtime  album cover Meterpool Dreamtime(Cass) Silent SR8906 US 1989 Sell This Version
SR9007 Euphoria / Order And Chaos  album cover PGR Euphoria / Order And Chaos(7", Single, Cle) Silent SR9007 US 1990 Sell This Version
SR-9008 Fire  album cover The Haters Fire(7", Yel) Silent SR-9008 US 1990 Sell This Version
SR9009 Fetish  album cover Arcane Device / PGR Arcane Device / PGR - Fetish(CD, Album) Silent SR9009 US 1990 Sell This Version
SR9010 The Unwinding  album cover Thessalonians The Unwinding(Cass) Silent SR9010 US 1986 Sell This Version
SR 9010 Untitled   album cover Thessalonians Untitled (Cass, C60) Silent SR 9010 US 1990 Sell This Version
SR9011 Denver/Boulder 86  album cover Thessalonians Denver/Boulder 86(Cass) Silent SR9011 US 1990 Sell This Version
SR9012 The Unwinding  album cover Thessalonians The Unwinding(Cass, RE) Silent SR9012 US 1990 Sell This Version
SR9113 Kill The King  album cover The Hafler Trio Kill The King(CD, Album) Silent, Staalplaat SR9113 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
SR9114 Grav  album cover PGR / Merzbow / Asmus Tietchens PGR / Merzbow / Asmus Tietchens - Grav(CD, Album) Silent SR9114 US 1991 Sell This Version
SR9115 Fishbones And Wishbones  album cover Pelican Daughters Fishbones And Wishbones(CD, Comp) Silent SR9115 US 1991 Sell This Version
SR9216 Metro Tekno - A Collection Of Industrial-strength Beats + Rhythms  album cover Various Metro Tekno - A Collection Of Industrial-strength Beats + Rhythms(CD, Comp) Silent SR9216 US 1992 Sell This Version
SR9217 Phauss • Karkowski • Bilting  album cover Phauss / Karkowski* / Bilting* Phauss / Karkowski* / Bilting* - Phauss • Karkowski • Bilting(CD) Silent SR9217 US 1992 Sell This Version
SR9218 The Chemical Bride  album cover PGR The Chemical Bride(CD, Album) Silent SR9218 US 1992 Sell This Version
SR9219 Lost Terrain  album cover Jeff Greinke Lost Terrain(CD, Album) Silent SR9219 US 1992 Sell This Version
SR9223 Mind Machine  album cover 68000 Mind Machine(CD, Single) Pulse Soniq SR9223 US 1992 Sell This Version
SR9326 Niérika  album cover Jorge Reyes Niérika(CD, Album, RE) Silent, Silent SR9326 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9331 Trout  album cover Arcane Device Trout(CD) Silent SR9331 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9332 Kondole  album cover Psychic TV Kondole(CD, Album, RE) Silent SR9332 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9333 Fifty Years Of Sunshine  album cover Various Fifty Years Of Sunshine(2xCD, Comp) Silent SR9333 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9334 Soulcraft  album cover Thessalonians Soulcraft(CD, Album) Silent SR9334 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9335 In A Garden Of Eden  album cover The Heavenly Music Corporation* In A Garden Of Eden(CD, Album) Silent SR9335 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9336 From Here To Tranquility  album cover Various From Here To Tranquility(CD, Comp) Silent SR9336 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9339 Lotus Chill Out Volume I  album cover Various Lotus Chill Out Volume I(CD) Silent SR9339 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9341 Ritual Ground  album cover Solitaire (2) Ritual Ground(CD, Album) Silent SR9341 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9342 Come Again II  album cover Various Come Again II(CD, Comp) Furnace SR9342 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9343 From Here To Tranquility Volume 2  album cover Various From Here To Tranquility Volume 2(CD, Comp) Silent SR9343 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9345 Polar Regions  album cover Cosmic Trigger (2) Polar Regions(CD, Album) Silent SR9345 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR 9345 Tor Af Storvatten, Piitu Lintunen Tor Af Storvatten, Piitu Lintunen - Cosmic Trigger - Polar Regions(CD, Album) Silent SR 9345 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
SR9351 Water Seeks Its Own Level  album cover Illusion Of Safety Water Seeks Its Own Level(CD, Album) Silent SR9351 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9446 Heaven On Earth EP  album cover Apollo* Heaven On Earth EP (EP) SR9446 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9447 Future Blissed  album cover DTS* Future Blissed(12") Flask SR9447 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9448 Earth To Infinity  album cover Earth To Infinity Earth To Infinity(CD, Album) Silent SR9448 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9449 Sonic Alter  album cover Michael Mantra Sonic Alter(CD, Album) Silent SR9449 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9452 E.C.C.O.  album cover John C Lilly E.C.C.O.(CD, Album) Silent SR9452 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9454 UFA - Unidentified Floating Ambience  album cover Various UFA - Unidentified Floating Ambience(CD, Comp) Silent SR9454 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9456 Bliss  album cover Pelican Daughters Bliss(CD, Album) Silent SR9456 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9458 Consciousness III  album cover Heavenly Music Corporation Consciousness III(CD, Album) Silent SR9458 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9459 GodTPhauss  album cover Phauss GodTPhauss(CD) Silent SR9459 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9460 From Here To Tranquility Volume 3  album cover Various From Here To Tranquility Volume 3 (Comp) SR9460 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9462 Cluster Zone  album cover Trancendental Anarchists Cluster Zone(CD, Album) Silent SR9462 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9465 Tox Uthat Vol. 2 - A Trance Ambient Compilation  album cover Various Tox Uthat Vol. 2 - A Trance Ambient Compilation(CD, Comp) Silent SR9465 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9466 Mystery School  album cover Ambient Temple Of Imagination Mystery School(CD, Mixed) Silent, Visible Records SR9466 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9467 ...An Endless Searching For Substance  album cover 23 Degrees ...An Endless Searching For Substance SR9467 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9469 Nearfield  album cover Closedown Nearfield(CD) Silent SR9469 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9470 Lost Legion Sampler - Space Log 1.1  album cover Various Lost Legion Sampler - Space Log 1.1(CD, Comp, Smplr) Silent SR9470 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9571 Lunar Phase  album cover Heavenly Music Corporation Lunar Phase(CD, Album) Silent SR9571 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9573 From Here To Tranquility Volume 4  album cover Various From Here To Tranquility Volume 4(CD, Comp) Silent SR9573 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9575 Sacred Dreams  album cover Alaura Sacred Dreams(CD, Album) Silent SR9575 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9578 In Expectancy Of The Monumental Awe  album cover Vuemorph In Expectancy Of The Monumental Awe SR9578 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9580 Second State  album cover Earth Trance Interlude Second State(12") Silent SR9580 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9583 Anodyne Wisdohm  album cover Ohmega Tribe Anodyne Wisdohm(CD, Album) Silent SR9583 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9585 Future Perfect State  album cover Spice Barons Future Perfect State(CD, Album) Silent SR9585 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9586 Sonic Acupuncture / Eleusinia  album cover Ambient Temple Of Imagination Sonic Acupuncture / Eleusinia(2xCD, Album) Silent SR9586 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9589 The Morning Book Of Serpents  album cover PGR The Morning Book Of Serpents(CD, Comp) Silent SR9589 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9592 Numinous Island  album cover Mantaray Numinous Island (Album) SR9592 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9596 The Silent Mix V.2  album cover Various The Silent Mix V.2(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo, Unofficial) Silent SR9596 USA & Canada 1995 Sell This Version
SR9597 Born Of Earth's Torments  album cover 23 Degrees Born Of Earth's Torments (Album) SR9597 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9598 Hellscape 2  album cover Various Hellscape 2(CD, Comp) Furnace SR9598 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9599 Anechoic  album cover Heavenly Music Corporation Anechoic(CD, Album) Silent SR9599 US 1996 Sell This Version
SR9600 From Here To Tranquility Vol. 5: The Silent Channel  album cover Various From Here To Tranquility Vol. 5: The Silent Channel(CD, Comp) Silent SR9600 US 1996 Sell This Version
SR9602 A Hole Of Unknown Depth  album cover PGR A Hole Of Unknown Depth(CD) Silent SR9602 US 1996 Sell This Version
SR9603 Distant Rituals  album cover Chris Meloche Distant Rituals(CD, Album) Silent SR9603 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
SR9604 Blechreiz  album cover E.C.M. Blechreiz (Album) SR9604 US 1996 Sell This Version
SR9605 V 1.0-1.9  album cover Waveform Transmission V 1.0-1.9(CD, Album) Silent SR9605 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
SR9606 Rasa Bhava  album cover Makyo Rasa Bhava(CD, Album) Silent SR9606 US 1996 Sell This Version
SR9607 Land Of Baboon  album cover Various Land Of Baboon(CD) Silent SR9607 US 1996 Sell This Version
SR9708 Skampler  album cover Various Skampler(CD, Comp) Silent SR9708 US 1997 Sell This Version
SR9710 Kick Drum (A Collection Of Thumping Beats)  album cover Various Kick Drum (A Collection Of Thumping Beats)(12") XLR8R Traks, Silent SR9710 US 1997 Sell This Version

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djmonolith

djmonolith

December 23, 2002
An important ambient music label from San Francisco, CA founded by Kim Cascone. The label folded in 1998. Silent Records was influential in helping electronic and experiemtnal music find a place in the record stores. More than that, Silent managed to perfectly capture the essence of the golden age of ambient music. Chill rooms and raves were the ideal backdrop for what Silent symbolized. The music and artwork of Silent captured a very special time in musical history. Imprint lables include Flask, Furnace, Pulse Soniq, and Sulphur. For more information, check out the Silent Records site at http://www.silentrecords.net