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”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.”

– Whale

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.

 

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Canopy

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.

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Un disco que nos vuelve a dejar con la piel de gallina y prácticamente sin palabras. Un torrente de sentimientos ejecutados através de pasajes en ocasiones intensos y a veces más calmados. Piezas eternas como el océano sonoro que representan.
One of the most extraordinary bands of all-time. Listen to their astonishing album "Canopy" so you can understand why we are unable to conceal our euphoria right now. "Canopy" is a MASTERPIECE and easily some of the most awesome, emotion-filled post-rock ever recorded.
As the album’s title would suggest, this new work approaches the subject of death with a solemn grandeur and a music that soars with beauty and mystery. “Dies Iræ, Dies Illa” is the full ride! Clocking in at over 17-minutes, it’s an epic track that chronicles the sorrow of loss with the kind of passionate intensity rarely seen in post-modern music today.
Silent Whale Becomes A Dream excelle dans l’art d’étirer de longues nappes progressives, où la mélodie est aussi belle et travaillée que le sont les textures sonores. Les notes s’épanouissent doucement, puis explosent, en même temps que le font les émotions qui affleurent, sensibles et intenses. Les violons se mêlent aux guitares qui oscillent entre dentelle éthérée et vibrations saturées, laissant échapper une fureur aussi saisissante que la délicatesse infinie qui l’a précédée. Chaque mesure mène soigneusement et harmonieusement à la suivante, dans une fluidité parfaite et que l’on aimerait éternelle. Les larmes ne sont jamais loin, mais l’espoir, magnifique, s’ingénie habilement à surgir des profondeurs pour emporter avec lui la nostalgie et le chagrin. Avec « Requiem », Silent Whale Becomes A Dream se rend digne de l’attente qu’il a suscité, et signe non seulement un retour réussi, mais aussi ce qui restera, sans conteste, l’un des plus beaux albums post-rock de cette décennie.
Des disques dont la beauté aide à faire jaillir puis à apaiser les larmes, et à mettre du baume sur les coeurs meurtris. Une merveille de post-rock orchestral onirique et de toute beauté.Les quatre titres de « Canopy » s’écoutent comme une longue et belle symphonie.Longues nappes mélodiques à la fois atmosphériques et intenses, ils ont ce pouvoir de déployer de riches et puissantes émotions à chaque écoute, sans lassitude et sans ennui. Ici, les guitares scintillent et résonnent, les violons déroulent leurs longues plaintes tandis que les percussions font s’envoler le tout dans une profondeur majestueuse. Intense, émouvant et élégant, cet album est de toute beauté. A écouter et réécouter encore et encore.

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Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream pressbook is still in the works. You can download the cover of “Canopy” for the time being.

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