Silence (Slovenian Band, synthpop darkwave)

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Silence is a Slovene electronic, synthpop and soundtrack music composing duo consisting of Boris Benko (singer and songwriter) and Primož Hladnik (keyboards and arrangements). Their fanbase and their tours are currently limited to Slovenia, Germany and parts of Eastern Europe. Outside the region, the band is probably mostly known for the album "Vain, A Tribute To A Ghost" and their collaboration with Laibach on the album Volk in 2006.

The music is characterized by melancholy, experimental sounds and vocal arrangements as well as meticulous production. The band is also known to incorporate various live instruments in their recordings, such as the piano, violin, viola, double bass, cello, valiha and other. The duo is recognized for their vast involvement in music writing for contemporary plays in Slovenian theater. Usually they will tour with the cast, or even be part of it, and perform the music live.

"Musicians from the End of the World" ("Glasbenika s konca sveta"), directed by Haidy Kancler and produced by RTV Slovenia, is a 30-minute film which candidly documents the lives and two-decade long career of Silence. It also follows the band on their testing journey to producing their first studio album release in 8 years. "Musical Accompaniment for the End of the World (Songs for Two Pianos, Tactful Synths and Voice)" contains the 10 songs unveiled in the documentary and is scheduled to be released on April 14, 2012 — the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1997 Ma non troppo 1
1999 Unlike a Virgin 1
2004 Vain, a Tribute to a Ghost 1
2008 The Passion of the Cold 5 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
Key Silence 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title RatingReleases
2003 Maison Des Rendez-Vous 1
2005 Veronika 1


Year Title RatingReleases
Skin: The Remixes 1

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