Supersilent are back to show us how it’s done.
Norwegian band Supersilent have maintained a certain level of quality throughout their 18-year lifespan. They’ve put out ten albums (including DVD 7) and each one has approached a different sound – sometimes radically different, sometimes more subtly.
Now, the band has announced their latest full-length, 13, which finds Helge Sten (aka Deathprod), Arve Henriksen and Ståle Storløkken recording “live” in the studio to achieve a more dynamic sound. They’ve also moved from their long-time home at Rune Grammofon to the Smalltown Supersound stable, home of Jaga Jazzist, Lindstrøm and others.
All of Supersilent’s records are improvised and “completely unplanned” so it’s no surprise to hear that 13 carries on this tradition. The record jumps from the woozy Indonesian-inspired drones of opener ‘13.1’ to the glassy digital experimentation of ‘13.9’ which you can hear in full below.
The band are also finally putting their crucial back catalogue out digitally on Friday September 23, a week before 13 hits the shelves.
13 will be released on Smalltown Supersound on September 30 on 2LP, CD and digital.