The Silent Ballet: Volume 16
Volume 16 marks the completion of the fourth year of The Silent Ballet Compilation Series. Throughout the series we have discovered a lot of noteworthy acts, rekindled the flame with old favorites, and watched the development of multiple musical scenes right before our eyes. We’re just as optimistic and excited about the future as we were four years ago, and every new release makes us as giddy as ever.
This edition is a first for the series; Volume 16 is the first compilation to contain a video track. Our gratitude goes out to The Sleepy Vines, who made this possible and has perhaps opened a door that will be investigated in the future.
A big thanks goes out to all the artists and labels who made this project possible. Relevant links can be found below; any support is greatly appreciated.
The Silent Ballet
Lost Children Net Label
1. The Porcelain Sea - Apart
2. Ous Mal - Marraskuu
3. Aquarelle - At the Seams (Version)
4. Jannick Schou - Part II (Session 1)
5. The Sleepy Vines - Kelp Forest
6. Acorn Falling - Shattering Surface
7. Bas van Huizen - Kluwekracht IV
8. ambassador etc. - Life Flashes
9. Haruka Nakamura - Evening Prayer
10. Pimmon - Get Up and Tell You Where to Go
11. Clem Leek - Walter
12. The Best Pessimist - The Sea, The Night, The Stars, The Light
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Complete list of releases :
Electronic-laden, instrumental tunes from Japan, a lovely, laid-back post-rock journey to accompany your daily life.
....Beautiful Rain, Beautiful Tears - EP
....Roof To Roof - EP
Charts and Maps
Intrinsically unclassifiable, roving between genres, tied together by stylistic nuances, or possibly indie-jazz-math-rock.
....Enemies of C. Frias - EP
Alternative Math-Rock from France, tending towards the progressive whilst retaining the melodic edge.
....We Couldn’t Seize A Bit Of Truth - EP
Double Handsome Dragons
Half of Sidearm, a couple of others and a sprinkling of moondust. Or Alternative-Electronica-tinged, Instrumental Rock which jumps and blasts about with subtlety. Take your pick.
....Double Handsome Dragons 1 - EP
....A Musical Study of Vicious, Flying Insects - EP
Ambitious triple, ambient, instrumental release with the intention that each disc is played simultaneously to produce an ever moving piece
....Parts - Full Length
Electronic beats fused with classical post-rock, mixing ambient piano and synth string sections atop driving electronic drums and glitch sounds.
....Lights Out - Demo EP
....To Stop an Exploding Man... - Full Length
....Further Than You Think - Full Length
French Teen Idol
Melancholic piano patterns, dreamy atmospheres, vocal samples and striking instrumental crescendos dominate this stunning second full length release
....Enlightened False Consciousness - Full Length
From The Sky
Multiple influences combine to produce a cohesive yet varied sound, from melodic passages to heavy riffs, rhythmic math to soaring post-rock noise
....A Warm Place With No Memory - EP
....Like Crystal in a World of Glass - Full Length
Beautifully orchestrated and complex instrumental rock from the east of the United States.
....Ancient Glass - EP
An instrumental post-math-rock hybrid band, full of complexity and melodic layering mixing with upbeat, jarring indie-rock.
....Schematics - EP
An immensely tight, crisp sounding debut from another great UK band blurring, and expanding, the definition of Math Rock.
....Rememberable Rifts - EP
I Am the Architect
Classical and haunting post-rock from Germany blending shoegaze with melancholic atmosphere.
....11 - Demo EP
Alternative Math Rock that blends progressive melancholic grandeur with lush instrumental soundscapes.
....The Past Is Just Behind You - EP
....Cours, Camarade, Le Vieux Monde Est Derriere Toi - EP
A post rock dream run through a shoegazers nightmare. It's atmospheric and haunting, yet textured and tuneful.
....Place Your Trust In Empty Spaces - Full Length
Loss of a Child
A classically-influenced instrumental math rock noise that has "unforeseen importance in the modern world of music".
....The Future Symphony - Full Length
....Caught and Lost - Full Length
....Adam and Eve - Full Length
....Hundred Million Angels - EP
....Carry Me Home - Full Length
Compelling and exciting instrumental math post-rock melding traditional rock elements with more unorthodox compositional ideas.
....Magnets - EP
Incorporating classical structures and instruments alongside electronica to creates atmospheric piano-lead compositions and pulsing post-rock.
....Honey Demo - Full Length
....Die Hard - Full Length
Italian Instrumental Post-Metal band with subtle ambience and great use of varied instruments around the guitar base.
....The End of the Lord's Constellation - EP
Melodic instrumental post-rock, ranging from quiet ambience to distorted climaxes.
....Sleeping in Airports - Full Length
....Venice - EP
Painting By Numbers
French band, with various members of Radius System and Dawnshape, expanding their musical minds with some Math Rock à la Pivot and Battles.
....Live Demo - EP
Leftfield instrumental music, weaving from quiet and rhythmic, to full on intense and distorted mayhem.
....Kneel Before the Throne and Drink the Blood of your Own - EP
....In Limine - EP
....Sparks and Beams - EP
Pet Slimmers of the Year
Dynamic Instrumental Post-Metal from the heartland of England, a 3 piece act that produces a sound much greater than the sum of it’s creators.
....Pet Slimmers of the Year - EP
.......And The Sky Fell - EP
Rock structures, electronic beats, cinematic ambiances and space rock epics from France, delivering intense and colourful Alternative, Progressive music.
....Escape / Restart - Full Length
A mix of various experimental styles, from ambient, post-rock, experimental, and minimal
....Victory Advancement and Be Quiet Or You Will Explode Into Fires - Double EP
Ambient Electronica mixed with chilled out Post-Rock
....Above and Below - Double EP
Melodic jump-drop indie crash-out with complexities and the odd influence from the post- genres
....Don't Cry Help Until You're Dead - EP
....Home Recordings Vol. 1 - EP
....Sing Cinema 16! Sing! - EP
The Silent Ballet : Compilation
Various compilation featuring Caspian, Yndi Halda, UpCDownC, Mt. and more.
....Volume 1 - Full Length
Various compilation featuring God Is An Astronaut, Magyar Posse, From The Sky, Gifts from Enola and more.
....Volume 2 - Full Length
Various compilation featuring The American Dollar, Sumner McKane, Romance of Young Tigers, Worriedaboutsatan and more.
....Volume 3 - Full Length
Various compilation featuring pg.lost, Beware of Safety, Scraps of Tape, Signal Hill, Giants and more.
....Volume 4 - Full Length
Various compilation featuring This Is A Process Of Still Life, El Ten Eleven, Souvenir’s Young America, Red Light Chamber Choir and more.
....Volume 5 - Full Length
Varius compilation featuring The Evpatoria Report, My Education, Strangers Die Every Day, Last Days and more.
....Volume 6 - Full Length
Various compilation featuring Millimetrik featuring Port-Royal, Akira Kosemura, Parachutes, The Ansion and more.
....Volume 7 - Full Length
Various compilation featuring Upcdowncleftcrightcabc+Start, This is Your Captain Speaking, Mimas, Her Name Is Calla and more.
....Volume 8 - Full Length
Various compilation featuring Ólafur Arnalds, The Dead Sea, Cam Butler, Anoice and more.
....Volume 9 - Full Length
Various compilation featuring Saxon Shore, Gifts from Enola, From Monument To Masses, Codes in the Clouds and more.
....Volume 10 - Full Length
Various compilation featuring Library Tapes, Rhian Sheehan, Milieu, Sunwrae and more.
....Volume 11 - Full Length
Various compilation featuring Sickoakes, Thisquietarmy, CJ Boyd, Anduin and more.
....Volume 12 - Full Length
Various compilation featuring port-royal, French Teen Idol, Aspidistrafly, Amberhaze and more.
....Volume 13 - Full Length
Various compilation featuring EF, Youth Pictures of Florence Henderson, Nils Frahm and more.
....Volume 14 - Full Length
Various compilation featuring Rosetta, Year of No Light, Vanessa Van Basten and more.
....Volume 15 - Full Length
Various compilation featuring The Sleepy Vines, Jannick Schou, Haruka Nakamura, The Best Pessimist and more.
....Volume 16 - Full Length
Relaxed ambient experimental sounds.
....Anthology : 2005 - 2006 - Double Full Length
Driving instrumental epic post-rock with a Southern Hemispherian twinge
....sleepmakeswaves - Demo EP
....In Today Already Walks Tomorrow - EP
....sleepmakeswaves / Tangled Thoughts of Leaving - Split LP
Instrumental noisy post-rock band from France.
....ERS-1 - EP
....ERS-2 - EP
....ERS-3 - EP
Post-Rock influenced Alternative Rock from Wales via Chicago (though not literally - bonus points for people who get the references....).
....Deletive Expleted - EP
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving
Complex jazz-influenced progressive-math-metal from Australia. Highly recommended for those who want to have their listening experience challenged.
....Tiny Fragments - EP
....sleepmakeswaves / Tangled Thoughts of Leaving - Split LP
The Shy Trafficker
Instrumental indie-jazz-rock three piece that build thematic “songs within a song” based around rhythmic complexity.
....Hard Fought, Found Thought - Full Length
This Is My Normal State
A gorgeous Bristol-based band, layering beautiful and ethereal vocals over a stunning post-rock backdrop.
....Angel Falls ++ - EP
Predominantly Instrumental, Shoegazing, Ambient, Space Rock. Which makes as much sense as they do but thankfully the music is a lot more co-ordinated!
....Early Transmissions - Full Length
Guitar lead instrumental rock influenced by a passion for nature, emotions and all kinds of music.
....Harmattan - Demo EP
....Broadleaves vs Conifers - EP
A powerful, dramatic and an emotional blend of sweeping pianos and Glitch loops, mixing a classical style with technical progressive music.
....In Light Passing - EP
....These Stars, Our Flame - EP
....Adventures of the Lost - Full Length