Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream

 French instrumental rock band whose music can be categorised in the genres of post-rock, ethereal, orchestral, drone and avant-garde. 

Biography

This project is an ode to slowness and to the art of feeling the world, a tribute to rare things, to things that need time to be.
We want to tell you minimalist and deep stories. Stories about the infinite sky over your head, about the harsh ground under your feet. As promising and frightening as the vast ocean right in front of you.

– Whale

Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream was born in France in 2004 and released a demo in 2006.

In 2009  Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream self-released the album “Canopy“, an unforgettable and awe-inspiring instrumental rock masterpiece of majestic deph consisting of four long atmospheric tracks fueled by orchestral expansiveness and intense melodies that induce powerful emotions and a dreamlike state at every listen. Recorded and mixed by Yannick Tournier and Julien Costa, “Canopy” was later re-released in 2011 in a new CD Edition by Cyril Caucat’s Arbouse Recordings and quickly sold out.

In 2013, a friend of the Whale released “Canopy” on vinyl in collaboration with Arbouse Recordings and Music Fear Satan. Soon after, Arbouse Recordings released a CD featuring remixes by Loscil, Benoit Pioulard, Melodium & Witxes named “Canopy Remixs”.

In 2014, Silent Whale soothed the fears of extinction, briefly resurfacing with a digitally released track named “Architeuthis“.

Though the band remains largely anonymous and enigmatic, the transcendent beauty of their music has lead to cult status with many post-rock enthusiasts worldwide.

After many months of continued correspondence, Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream officially signed with Elusive Sound on 13 February, 2017.

On 26 May, Vivid a post-rock festival confirmed the long awaited return of the band to the stage. On 27 September, Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream announced a new album “Requiem” and its exclusive live world premiere at Vivid a post-rock festival.

On May 11, 2018 Elusive Sound released “Requiem” on CD and on two high quality gatefold vinyl variants, a standard edition named Anima Ascensionis and a deluxe edition named Lux Aeterna which was also available in a stunning booksleeve. All vinyl editions sold out entirely on the day of release.

Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream is Sylvain, Damien, Etienne and Mickael since 2013 and Yannick since 2017.

Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream – Elusive Sound (elusive-sound.com)

Discography

Requiem

Requiem | Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream (bandcamp.com)

1.Dies Iræ, Dies Illa 17:53 video
2.Cor Contritum Quasi Cinis 08:09
3.Recordàre 14:03
4.Lacrymósa Dies Illa 17:35
about
Recorded by Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream and Yannick Tournier
String Direction by Julien Costa
Mastered by Jeremy Henry at Villa Mastering
Photography by Christine Drouillard

The brightness of day has come to an end. The setting sun lays out a crimson path over the water. Our spirit flies free with the migrating birds effortlessly gliding through the spindrift then swiftly soaring overhead.
There are instances in life when one is left standing on a cliff contemplating what it would be like to leap off the edge. Standing on the edge of a cliff gets you thinking about the different outcomes of a possible situation. It also tests your decisiveness. There is a short moment of time when taking in the view, that our fear of heights is subdued by the desire to fly and perhaps even the sudden belief that we can. The longer we feed on these inconsistent thoughts, the less grounded we become and the more likely it is that we will leap and plunge to our death.
Overlooking an opulent ocean induces a dreamlike state. This is the sea. the sea that returns memories. It is a mirror to our soul. From high up we grasp our fists tightly, fully realising our insignificance, remembering and releasing everything we had chosen to forget. This is where all is laid bare with total abandon. Where we lose our inhibitions, remove the many masks and costumes that have hidden our tears yet failed to dispel our dejection. With no control and no restraint over our emotions, we engage in sincere resignation-filled monologues of acceptance uttering I have lost you, I shall never be with you again, oh my love, oh my heart, my life”.
To the sea, we release everything for it so zealously keeps our secrets. From the sea, we regain the will to rise again.
credits
released November 18, 2017

Released by Elusive Sound
elusive-sound.com/artist/silent-whale-becomes-dream/

The brightness of day has come to an end. The setting sun lays out a crimson path over the water. Our spirit flies free with the migrating birds effortlessly gliding through the spindrift then swiftly soaring overhead. There are instances in life when one is left standing on a cliff contemplating what it would be like to leap off the edge. Standing on the edge of a cliff gets you thinking about the different outcomes of a possible situation. It also tests your decisiveness. There is a short moment of time when taking in the view, that our fear of heights is subdued by the desire to fly and perhaps even the sudden belief that we can. The longer we feed on these inconsistent thoughts, the less grounded we become and the more likely it is that we will leap and plunge to our death. Overlooking an opulent ocean induces a dreamlike state. This is the sea. the sea that returns memories. It is a mirror to our soul. From high up we grasp our fists tightly, fully realising our insignificance, remembering and releasing everything we had chosen to forget. This is where all is laid bare with total abandon. Where we lose our inhibitions, remove the many masks and costumes that have hidden our tears yet failed to dispel our dejection. With no control and no restraint over our emotions, we engage in sincere resignation-filled monologues of acceptance uttering I have lost you, I shall never be with you again, oh my love, oh my heart, my life”. To the sea, we release everything for it so zealously keeps our secrets. From the sea, we regain the will to rise again.
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Connect with Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream:
Website: http://elusive-sound.com/artist/silen…
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Silent-Whale…
Bandcamp: https://silentwhale.bandcamp.com/

Architeuthis

Architeuthis | Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream (bandcamp.com)

Recorded and mixed by Yannick Tournier

Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream ascends from the abyssal sea with gentle, soothing melodies and swivelling hooks that latch on and never let go. “Architeuthis” is an enthralling 18-minute leviathan of a track that entices us to wander into the deep expansive ocean yet brings to the surface all that we secretly keep concealed in our hearts.

  • Elusive Sound

Ce titre est en téléchargement libre. Mais bien sûr, votre aide sera des plus précieuses. Merci pour votre soutien.

This track is free to download. But of course, your help will be so precious. Thanks for your support.
credits
released July 23, 2015

Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream ascends from the abyssal sea with gentle, soothing melodies and swiveling hooks that latch on and never let go. “Architeuthis” is an enthralling 18-minute leviathan of a track that entices us to wander into the deep expansive ocean yet brings to the surface all that we secretly keep concealed in our hearts.

Canopy

Canopy | Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream (bandcamp.com)

1.Sweet Burning Melancholia 07:17
2.As Walking On Canopy 15:07
3.Before The Coming Sun 06:02
4.Panacea 18:46
about
Recorded and mixed by Yannick Tournier and Julien Costa

Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream’s debut album “Canopy” is an unforgettable and awe-inspiring instrumental rock masterpiece of majestic depth consisting of four long atmospheric tracks fuelled by orchestral expansiveness, soaring guitars and intense melodies that induce powerful emotions and a dreamlike state at every listen.
“Canopy” is an astoundingly disarming debut release from a band that immediately displayed remarkable cohesion in their compositions and a natural ability to tug at one’s heartstrings. The arrangements emphasize texture, structure and pacing. The lush cinematic strings are constantly enveloping and come to life with mystical grandeur. Yannick Tournier’s pristine production only further empowers the high-reaching capabilities of this imposing band that truly lives up to their name. “Canopy” is a towering triumph born out of ambition, emotions and mesmerising mastery. It is a larger than life post-rock symphony for the ages.

  • Elusive Sound

Des disques dont la beauté aide à faire jaillir puis à apaiser les larmes, et à mettre du baume sur les coeurs meurtris. Une merveille de post-rock orchestral onirique et de toute beauté. Les quatre titres de « Canopy » s’écoutent comme une longue et belle symphonie. Longues nappes mélodiques à la fois atmosphériques et intenses, ils ont ce pouvoir de déployer de riches et puissantes émotions à chaque écoute, sans lassitude et sans ennui. Ici, les guitares scintillent et résonnent, les violons déroulent leurs longues plaintes tandis que les percussions font s’envoler le tout dans une profondeur majestueuse. Intense, émouvant et élégant, cet album est de toute beauté. A écouter et réécouter encore et encore.

  • Totoromoon

One of the most extraordinary bands of all-time. Listen to their astonishing album “Canopy” so you can understand why we are unable to conceal our euphoria right now. “Canopy” is a MASTERPIECE and easily some of the most awesome, emotion-filled post-rock ever recorded.

  • Post-Rock Essentials
    credits
    released February 1, 2011
Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream’s debut album “Canopy” is an unforgettable and awe-inspiring instrumental rock masterpiece of majestic depth consisting of four long atmospheric tracks fueled by orchestral expansiveness, soaring guitars and intense melodies that induce powerful emotions and a dreamlike state at every listen.
Label: http://elusive-sound.com
Follow: https://facebook.com/elusivesound
Follow: https://www.facebook.com/Silent-Whale…
Buy Digital: https://silentwhale.bandcamp.com/

Video

Silent Whale Becomes A Dream – Live 2019 [Post Rock] [Full Set] [Live Performance] [Concert]

Reviews

One of the most extraordinary bands of all-time. Listen to their astonishing album “Canopy” so you can understand why we are unable to conceal our euphoria right now. “Canopy” is a MASTERPIECE and easily some of the most awesome, emotion-filled post-rock ever recorded.

Post-Rock Essentials

Requiem stands as one of the rare albums that lives up to its lofty billing – possessing the uncommon ability to balance the siren’s-song quality that draw listeners into its dreamy calm and the sheer force to overwhelm entirely with a single powerful gesture. There is a sense that you have borne witness to something rare and important. It is moments of transcendence such as this that have garnered Silent Whale Becomes A Dream their reputation. In the face of weighty expectations, this is a victorious moment for artist and label alike, a validation of the hyperbolic exclamations of those devoted to Silent Whale prior to this release, and hopefully a launching pad to a wider audience going forward.

Arctic Drones

David Zeidler

Silent Whale Becomes A Dream excelle dans l’art d’étirer de longues nappes progressives, où la mélodie est aussi belle et travaillée que le sont les textures sonores. Les notes s’épanouissent doucement, puis explosent, en même temps que le font les émotions qui affleurent, sensibles et intenses. Les violons se mêlent aux guitares qui oscillent entre dentelle éthérée et vibrations saturées, laissant échapper une fureur aussi saisissante que la délicatesse infinie qui l’a précédée. Chaque mesure mène soigneusement et harmonieusement à la suivante, dans une fluidité parfaite et que l’on aimerait éternelle. Les larmes ne sont jamais loin, mais l’espoir, magnifique, s’ingénie habilement à surgir des profondeurs pour emporter avec lui la nostalgie et le chagrin. Avec « Requiem », Silent Whale Becomes A Dream se rend digne de l’attente qu’il a suscité, et signe non seulement un retour réussi, mais aussi ce qui restera, sans conteste, l’un des plus beaux albums post-rock de cette décennie.

Totoromoon

Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream – Elusive Sound (elusive-sound.com)

Wonderful French band, their style is neo classical, ethereal and cinematographic, with harmonious and smooth lines.

Consecrated and recognized worldwide for its very well structured melodies, impeccable cadence and texture, fluid and intense, and of great depth, always full of feelings and emotion.

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