Artist: Skoltz Kolgen with various others including Akira Rabelais, Steve Roden, Ryoichi Kurokawa et al
Title: Silent Room
Label: Skoltz Kolgen
Designer: design and photography Skoltz_Kolgen
Type of music: Ambient
Notes: Sincere thanks from me (if not my wallet!) to Isauro Gonzalez M for the heads up about this release as I’d not heard of it at all. It took more than two months to come by land from Canada in which time I almost gave up on it, but it finally arrived and I’m glad it did. The whole thing is beautifully designed and comprises a large book of images and texts, DVD (both NTSC and PAL formats) and two CDs. There are only a 1000 of these so if you’re tempted, don’t hesitate too long.
Here’s Lucinda Catchlove’s description of the project from the booklet:
The two sound projects, Apartment Music and Chamber Music, were conceived five years after the original concept for Silent Room. Created to accompany the DVD version of Silent Room, both are conceptual extensions of the original project that offer additional meditations upon intimacy, idiosyncracy, isolation, interior space, formal structure and informal fluidity. Both sound projects reach out to other artists for intimate material, whether it’s a fragment of music to be played with by Skoltz Kolgen or an invited artist’s interpretation of their own living room.