Lilienweiss, Silent Night [October Man Recordings - OCTOBER MAN 18, 2007]
The one-man industry that is October Man Recordings continues to release ultra limited records with no sign of stopping. Silent Night is an EP released on the increasingly popular 3-inch CDR format. The OMR releases come individually numbered and with a hand-cut piece of actual(!) photographic paper for cover art. Lilienweiss are Thorsten Scheerer and Dorothea Herrmann and the set-up clarinet, bass, guitar and software enhancement suggests music that is highly acoustic and it is. However, Lilienweiss are not opting for the sweet sounds rather their music is cinematic and gloomy soundscapes dominate the sonic picture all to great effect. The unforgiving electrically powered guitars in the fourth track Rectified could be one example. Lilienweiss’ Silent Night is an interesting listening and a testament to OMR’s persistence.