Silent ~ making no sound; quiet; still: a silent forest.
Season ~ one of the four periods of the year (spring, summer, autumn, and winter), beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, but geographically at different dates in different climates.
Silent Season is a music label influenced by the natural surroundings in British Columbia, Canada.
The sounds of Silent Season grew out of the connection between deep ethereal music and the rain forests of Vancouver Island. A soundtrack to some of the most radiant and aural beauty in the world.
We distribute music through high quality downloads, short run CDs and limited vinyl, using recycled materials when possible.
Sharing a vision with a family of artists from around the world, we hope you enjoy what you hear.
Sit back, close your eyes and listen.
Limited edition 350 beautiful black vinyl records
Limited edition 2x12" Gatefold LP 180G black vinyl
Limited edition 100 blue and 200 beautiful black vinyl records
Rest in peace Michael Mantra (b.1950 d.2014)
The following text is written by a friend of Michael Mantra on his Facebook page.
"After finding an early cassette release of 'tranquil technology music' i first corresponded with Michael in late '80s; & over many years, received updates & releases, airmailed from his home in Oakland. our friendship grew. i admired & respected his creativity, & wanted the world to hear his music. i interviewed him for magazines & books, & introduced him to many friends in the music industry.
His home was filled with dusty books & analogue equipment, & often, over cups of green tea, he'd tell stories of his family life: his mother baking in the kitchen, listening to jazz on the wireless; his father returning from military service with curious instruments from faraway places; gongs from bali, Indonesia & java.
Michael loved nature, & loved synthesizers. he loved to learn, & loved to share. often he'd send me recipes, photographs, poetry, meditations, with flyers from places he'd performed. in early-mid '90s he'd create ambient environments at raves: "this scene is the only way to create new horizons; to change perception of sound and feeling... the people there are receptive to new technology." the combination of ancient & modern is what makes Michael mantra's music so pleasurable, so rewarding & so effective: simple synthesized melodies, keyboard-derived textures, field recordings from the pacific coast; sounds weaving with metallic vibrations & fusing with soaring tones that seduce the brain, entrancing listeners into the unconscious delta range of dream imagery.
Michael's intention was to “induce a meditative state that synchronizes brain wave frequencies" thereby releasing endorphins (the body’s natural opiates) to make listeners feel “Wholesome, refreshed and relaxed."
Metabolic alchemy, music as medicine, sound as therapy; this was techno-shamanism, & this was the gift Michael mantra gave the world. music that moved from altered to awakened to permanent states of consciousness.
So rest in peace old friend; you're often in my thoughts & i'm sure our paths will connect again, sometime, someplace.."
— Words from Vibration Obscure (Ukraine)
[SS14] Mon0 - Sensaura
[SS13] Crepusculo - Being Cleaned
[SS12] Inanitas - Another Spheres
[SS11] Sublime Porte Sigidinum
[SS10] Overcast Changeling
[SS09] Submersion - Cicada
[SS08] Organon - Fragment
[SS07] Vitalis Popoff - Valley Of The Shadows
[SS06] Ohrwert Ranges
[SS05] Electribalt - Beneath The Sky
[SS04] The Wolves Outside
[SS03] Niklas Nummelin - Observations
[SS02] Segue - Nostalgia
[SS01] Rasmus Hedlund - Dubpression