Boomkat Product Review
Chances are, you might have missed the original physical edition of Silverliner; it was limited to 8 copies. Released in 2005, this eleven-minute piece doesn't give too much away about its origins, but it's a tremendous work, developing into something deeply immersive and absorbing by the time it creaks into its second half. The opening sequence harnesses some bone-rattling bass vibrations and their acoustic side effects; perhaps if you had a house underneath a railway arch, this is what it might be like - hearing all your fixtures, fittings, pots and pans oscillating away as some almighty rumble goes on overhead. Here it happens for a good five minutes or so, setting off all these marvellous repercussions (emphasis on the percussion part, I suppose). The latter phase is a little more complex, but still seems to gravitate towards knock-on vibrations in secondary objects. The sounds conjured up here are slightly scary, resonating and groaning in a predominantly woody fashion with jagged, metal noises stabbing around in the mix somewhere underneath. It's actually quite hard to describe what your hearing, but essentially, Silverliner is like a miniature symphony of guttural vibrations - full of tactile, tremoring sounds and coarse, throaty textures.