”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.”
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.
Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream is Sylvain, Damien, Etienne and Mickael since 2013 and Yannick since 2017.
Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream
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.
Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream pressbook is still in the works. You can download the cover of “Canopy” for the time being.
Download “Canopy” cover in HD