11 (RUNE GRAMMOFON)
In 2007 Supersilent celebrated 10 years as a groundbreaking quartet with their first studio album in almost 5 years.
As with "Supersilent 6" (RCD2029), "Supersilent 8" was recorded during a 5 day studio session in Athletic Sound in Halden, Norway, the all analogue facility where other great sounding Rune Grammofon albums like "Supersilent 1-3" (RCD 2001), "Scorch Trio" (RCD 2025), "Luggumt" (RCD2040) and "Raus Aus Stavanger" (RCD2049) were recorded.
From the monumental hardcore blizzard storm of "1-3" to the elegant electrojazz of "4" and from the quiet soundscapes of "5" to the epic "6", Supersilent yet again re-invented themselves with "8", an album that to a certain degree explored more abstract and mysterious pathways beyond categories and comparisons.
In fact, these sessions turned out to be so fruitful that producer Deathprod finsihed 5 hours of music and at one point considered making it another triple CD.
In the end 68 minutes ended up on "Supersilent 8", but it was always understood that more of the excellent music that didn_t make it to the final cut woud appear in one way or another at a later time, and indeed, here it is as a vinyl only release.
This was also Jarle Vespestad_s final studio session.