Silver As It Was Before
21st May 2021
vinyl, download & streaming
In The Morning Light
[feat. Nicolas Bougaïeff]
[feat. Terence Fixmer]
Tears Fall From The Sun
New Mute signing Sylph has announced details of Silver As It Was Before, the debut 3-track EP out on Mute on 21 May 2021.
Sylph is the solo project of former S.C.U.M founder and vocalist, Thomas Cohen, who began, several years ago, to bring a new musical project to life. Intended to be both psychedelic and collaborative in nature, it would be informed by notions of space and congregation, and built loosely around the concept of ‘mass’. This project eventually grew into Sylph; an elemental mix of electronic grit and club zing.
First track, ‘Braid’, a collaboration with French techno producer and artist, Terence Fixmer, is a slice of wiry techno that emits an industrial buzz. “That track was actually written about meeting Terence for the first time, although I haven’t told him that,” laughs Cohen. “I think I’m always looking for that in between space, and that is what I’m trying to bring with the vocal on that track.”
Sylph’s alien soundscapes have more in common with the after-dark scuzziness of S.C.U.M, so it felt natural to return to Mute, who released the band’s debut album in 2011. “On this new project I wanted to fuse the singer-songwriter format of having a verse or a chorus, with a harder electronic repetition,” explains Cohen.
Together with a techno collaborators Regis, Terence Fixmer, Nicolas Bougaïeff and Rrose, Cohen poured his ideas and inspirations, from architecture to textiles, into a series of club-tinged EPs, set for release through 2021.
Full Track Streaming:
“Tears Fall From The Sun”
“In The Morning Light”
Terence Fixmer – “Dekmantel Podcast 162”
Rrose – “at Dekmantel Festival 2016”
Nicolas Bougaïeff – “Earmilk Presents …”
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Higher Up The Spiral” on Mute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “The Upward Spiral” on Mute
S.C.U.M’s “Again Into Eyes” on Mute
Terence Fixmer’s “Electric Ghosts EP” on Planete Rouge Records
Terence Fixmer’s EP “The Swarm” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Dance Of The Comets” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Oppression” on Planete Rouge Records
Terence Fixmer’s “Techno Body Archives 1998 – 2008” on Planete Rouge
Terence Fixmer’s album “Through The Cortex” on Ostgut Ton
Terence Fixmer’s album “Depth Charged” on CLR