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100% Silk pay tribute to their departed friends in the best way they know how. The vibe throughout is perhaps understandably melancholic but also resolute, with highlights coming in the tender deep house lightness of Sometimes by Sapphire Slows, in Maria Minerva’s mazy ‘90s house mutation Losing You, and a percolated dub workout by Golden Teacher, Four Faces, but we’re sure everyone else will have their own favourites - there’s stacks to choose from
“Sorrow’s only silver lining is the selflessness it inspires in others. The nightmare of last year’s fire in Oakland left so many of us shredded, shattered, and speechless. But a communal compassion surged up in response, with artists, allies, and acquaintances from all over the globe re-connecting and re-committing to the power and potential of independent music as a healing, unifying force. So many SILK friends and family reached out expressing the desire to contribute creatively to a relief effort it was clear the emotion deserved an outlet. Silk To Dry The Tears collects 31 such songs from a spectrum of 100% Silk alumni and affiliates, threaded across four sides of fogged house, fantasy acid, nocturnal electronics, sleepwalker pop, and rhythmic reveries of varied internal states. Totaling nearly 170 minutes, it’s a sprawl and a statement, shared in the spirit of inclusion, endurance, and empathy. Music brought us together; music will keep us together.