Silent

Silent

Profile:
Defunct ambient label, starting 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.
Sublabels
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Contact Info:
340 Bryant Street, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94107
USA

Fax: (415) 957-0779
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
39100562 Calva Y Nada Monolog Box(CD, Album + CD, Album + CD, Mini + Box, Comp, Ltd,) Hyperium Records 39100562 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
39100352 41 Second Voice Murder She Said(CD, Album) Hyperium Records 39100352 41 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
39100392 41 Still Patient? Salamand(CD, Album) Hyperium Records 39100392 41 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
39100512 26 Various …To Hypersonic - The Hyperium Compilation Part II(CD, Comp) Hyperium Records 39100512 26 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
39100552 43 Calva Y Nada Monologe Eines Baumes (Album) 39100552 43 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
39100572 42 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 Calva Y Nada El Peste Perverso Lleva Mi Peluca (Album) 39100602 43 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
39100752 42 Die Form Ad Infinitum(CD, Album, 1st) Hyperium Records 39100752 42 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
CD 21039 Les Berrtas Nekropolis(CD, Album) Hypnobeat CD 21039 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
CMI.15 Morthound Spindrift(CD, Album, RP) Cold Meat Industry CMI.15 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
CMI.16 In Slaughter Natives Sacrosancts Bleed(CD, Album) Cold Meat Industry CMI.16 Sweden 1992 Sell This Version
CMI.20 Various Karmanik Collection(CD, Comp) Cold Meat Industry CMI.20 Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
LA-ANGE 2CD Various East-Westercism(2xCD, Comp) Law & Auder LA-ANGE 2CD UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Lyric (3) Perm(CDr, Single, Promo) Silent none UK 2001 Sell This Version
RRR-H23 Various The Amazing H23/RRR EP(7", EP, Comp) RRRecords RRR-H23 US 1990 Sell This Version
SR8501 PGR Silence(LP) Silent SR8501 US 1985 Sell This Version
SR8601 The Haters In The Shade Of Fire(LP) Silent SR8601 US 1986 Sell This Version
SR8602 Architects Office Caswallon The Headhunter(LP) Silent SR8602 US 1986 Sell This Version
SR8704 Organum / Eddie Prévost Organum / Eddie Prévost - Crux / Flayed(LP) Silent SR8704 US 1987 Sell This Version
SR8905 PGR / Thessalonians PGR / Thessalonians - The Black Field(LP) Silent SR8905 US 1989 Sell This Version
SR8906 Meterpool Dreamtime(Cass) Silent SR8906 US 1989 Sell This Version
SR9007 PGR Euphoria / Order And Chaos(7", Single) Silent SR9007 US 1990 Sell This Version
SR-9008 The Haters Fire(7", Yel) Silent SR-9008 US 1990 Sell This Version
SR9009 Arcane Device / PGR Arcane Device / PGR - Fetish(CD, Album) Silent SR9009 US 1990 Sell This Version
SR9010 Thessalonians The Unwinding(Cass) Silent SR9010 US 1986 Sell This Version
SR9011 Thessalonians Denver/Boulder 86(Cass) Silent SR9011 US 1990 Sell This Version
SR9113 The Hafler Trio Kill The King(CD, Album) Staalplaat, Silent SR9113 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
SR9114 PGR / Merzbow / Asmus Tietchens PGR / Merzbow / Asmus Tietchens - Grav(CD, Album) Silent SR9114 US 1991 Sell This Version
SR9115 Pelican Daughters Fishbones And Wishbones(CD, Comp) Silent SR9115 US 1991 Sell This Version
SR9216 Various Metro Tekno - A Collection Of Industrial-strength Beats + Rhythms(CD, Comp) Silent SR9216 US 1992 Sell This Version
SR9217 Phauss / Karkowski* / Bilting* Phauss / Karkowski* / Bilting* - Phauss • Karkowski • Bilting(CD) Silent SR9217 US 1992 Sell This Version
SR9218 PGR The Chemical Bride(CD, Album) Silent SR9218 US 1992 Sell This Version
SR9219 Jeff Greinke Lost Terrain(CD, Album) Silent SR9219 US 1992 Sell This Version
SR9223 68000 Mind Machine(CD) Pulse Soniq SR9223 US 1992 Sell This Version
SR9326 Jorge Reyes Niérika(CD, Album, RE) Silent, Silent SR9326 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9331 Arcane Device Trout(CD) Silent SR9331 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9332 Psychic TV Kondole(CD, Album, RE) Silent SR9332 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9333 Various Fifty Years Of Sunshine(2xCD, Comp) Silent SR9333 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9334 Thessalonians Soulcraft(CD, Album) Silent SR9334 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9335 The Heavenly Music Corporation* In A Garden Of Eden(CD, Album) Silent SR9335 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9336 Various From Here To Tranquility(CD, Comp) Silent SR9336 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9339 Various Lotus Chill Out Volume I(CD) Silent SR9339 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9341 Solitaire (2) Ritual Ground(CD, Album) Silent SR9341 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9342 Various Come Again II(CD, Comp) Furnace SR9342 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9343 Various From Here To Tranquility Volume 2(CD, Comp) Silent SR9343 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9345 Cosmic Trigger (2) Polar Regions(CD, Album) Silent SR9345 US 1993 Sell This Version
SR9351 Illusion Of Safety Water Seeks Its Own Level(CD, Album) Silent SR9351 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9446 Apollo* Heaven On Earth EP (EP) SR9446 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9447 DTS* Future Blissed(12") Flask SR9447 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9448 Earth To Infinity Earth To Infinity(CD, Album) Silent SR9448 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9449 Michael Mantra Sonic Alter(CD, Album) Silent SR9449 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9452 John C Lilly E.C.C.O.(CD) Silent SR9452 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9453 Various Mark Riva's Metagrooves - The Silent Mix(CD, Comp, Mixed) Silent SR9453 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9454 Various UFA - Unidentified Floating Ambience(CD, Comp) Silent SR9454 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9456 Pelican Daughters Bliss(CD, Album) Silent SR9456 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9458 Heavenly Music Corporation Consciousness III(CD, Album) Silent SR9458 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9459 Phauss GodTPhauss(CD) Silent SR9459 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9460 Various From Here To Tranquility Volume 3 (Comp) SR9460 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9462 Trancendental Anarchists Cluster Zone(CD, Album) Silent SR9462 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9465 Various Tox Uthat Vol. 2 - A Trance Ambient Compilation(CD, Comp) Silent SR9465 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9466 Ambient Temple Of Imagination Mystery School(CD, Mixed) Silent SR9466 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9467 23 Degrees ...An Endless Searching For Substance SR9467 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9469 Closedown Nearfield(CD) Silent SR9469 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9470 Various Lost Legion Sampler - Space Log 1.1(CD) Silent SR9470 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR9571 Heavenly Music Corporation Lunar Phase(CD, Album) Silent SR9571 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9573 Various From Here To Tranquility Volume 4(CD, Comp) Silent SR9573 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9575 Alaura Sacred Dreams(CD, Album) Silent SR9575 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9578 Vuemorph In Expectancy Of The Monumental Awe SR9578 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9580 Earth Trance Interlude Second State(12") Silent SR9580 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9583 Ohmega Tribe Anodyne Wisdohm(CD, Album) Silent SR9583 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9585 Spice Barons Future Perfect State(CD, Album) Silent SR9585 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9586 Ambient Temple Of Imagination Sonic Acupuncture / Eleusinia(2xCD, Album) Silent SR9586 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9589 PGR The Morning Book Of Serpents(CD, Comp) Silent SR9589 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9592 Mantaray Numinous Island (Album) SR9592 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9596 Various The Silent Mix V.2(CD, Mixed, Comp, Unofficial, Promo) Silent SR9596 USA & Canada 1995 Sell This Version
SR9597 23 Degrees Born Of Earth's Torments (Album) SR9597 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9598 Various Hellscape 2(CD, Comp) Furnace SR9598 US 1995 Sell This Version
SR9599 Heavenly Music Corporation Anechoic(CD, Album) Silent SR9599 US 1996 Sell This Version
SR9600 Various From Here To Tranquility Vol. 5: The Silent Channel(CD, Comp) Silent SR9600 US 1996 Sell This Version
SR9602 PGR A Hole Of Unknown Depth(CD) Silent SR9602 US 1996 Sell This Version
SR9603 Chris Meloche Distant Rituals(CD) Silent SR9603 US 1996 Sell This Version
SR9604 E.C.M. Blechreiz(CD, Album) Furnace SR9604 US 1996 Sell This Version
SR9605 Waveform Transmission V 1.0-1.9(CD) Silent SR9605 US 1996 Sell This Version
SR9606 Makyo Rasa Bhava(CD, Album) Silent SR9606 US 1996 Sell This Version
SR9607 Various Land Of Baboon(CD) Silent SR9607 US 1996 Sell This Version
SR9708 Various Skampler(CD, Comp) Silent SR9708 US 1997 Sell This Version
SR9711 Mammal The Big Ten Four(12") Three Sixty Records, Silent SR9711 US 1997 Sell This Version
SR9715 David Kristian National Kid(12") Discreet/Indiscreet, Silent SR9715 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
SR9719 Various Bigshots: San Francisco Drum And Bass SR9719 US 1997 Sell This Version
SR9724 R.A.W. (2) And E-Sassin / E-Sassin R.A.W. (2) And E-Sassin / E-Sassin - Soundstorm / R U Afraid?(12") Sound Sphere Recordings SR9724 US 1997 Sell This Version
SR9725 Various Spesh Spins Trip 'N Spin(CD, Comp) Trip 'N Spin Recordings, Silent SR9725 US 1998 Sell This Version
SR9726 Tim 'Love' Lee* Confessions Of A Selector(CD, Album) Silent, Three Sixty Records SR9726 US 1997 Sell This Version
SR9731 Astral Matrix Secret Broadcast(CD) Silent SR9731 US 1998 Sell This Version
SR9732 Westside Chemical Phibsborough(CD, Album) Domestic Recordings, Silent SR9732 US 1997 Sell This Version
SR9837 Symbiosis Meta(CD, Album) Domestic Recordings, Silent SR9837 US 1998 Sell This Version
SR-9838 Jondi & Spesh Tube Drivers(CD, Album) Loöq Records, Silent SR-9838 US 1998 Sell This Version
SR9894 Various So Far(CD, Smplr, Comp) Silent SR9894 US 1998 Sell This Version
VPCC-84412 Various Fine Position(CD, Comp) Chillscape, Vap VPCC-84412 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
VSL 101 Heavenly Music Corporation Consciousness III(12", W/Lbl) Visible Records, Silent VSL 101 US Unknown Sell This Version
VSL 102 23 Degrees An Endless Searching For Substance(12", W/Lbl) Visible Records, Silent VSL 102 US 1994 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