Silent Pictures second full length LP was recorded between 2014 and 2015 in California at Sky Lab Studio with Tommy Dietrick (Desert Stars Festival, David J) and on Dave Grohl's (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) legendary Sound City Neve board at Studio 606. After all tracking and overdubs were completed, individual raw tracks were transferred to studios in Glasgow Scotland, Oslo Norway, San Francisco CA and Los Angeles CA and were mixed by Dave Schiffman (Johnny Cash, BRMC, Dandy Warhols, Charli XCX), Joe Foster (co-founder Creation Records, Television Personalities), John Fryer (This Mortal Coil, Cocteau Twins, 4AD), Ricky Maymi (Brian Jonestown Massacre, Wild Swans) After all mixes were complete, digital and vinyl mastering was done by Howie Weinberg (The Cure, Nirvana, The Clash)
Every instrument and microphone went live to the board and was mastered in analog with knobs and dials and not a bunch of digital emulations and approximations of what live music should sound like. There is no use of digital vocal pitch corrected by auto tune. What you hear is what you get. It's what we sound like live, you will love it or not.
Making an album like this is a labor of love, it takes time, it means something to us… we hope it means something to you too...
1. Let It Begin (A.Mann)
2. Twisted Smiles (A.Mann)
3. Behind The Scenes (A.Mann)
4. Time Has Broken (A.Mann)
5. Come Around (J.Green)
6. Far From Reach (A.Mann)
7. Heaven Sent (A.Mann)
8. Fake It (Till We Make It) (A.Mann)
9. Dear John (C. Stanley)
10. Forever Your Love (A.Mann)
11. Bad Experiences (A.Mann)
12. Dying For You (A.Mann)
released July 15, 2016
Alexander Mann (Vocals, Guitars, Keys, Synths, Bass)
Jafar Green (Vocals, Bass, Guitars, Synths)
Christina Stanley (Vocals, Keys, Synths, Violin)
Dave Conrad (Drums, Percussion)
Mixed by Dave Schiffman, Joe Foster, John Fryer, Ricky Maymi,
Engineered by Tommy Dietrick & Silent Pictures
Recorded at Studio 606 & Skylab Studios
Mastered by Howie Weinberg
Thanks to Paul Livingston of Trashcan Sinatras (Guitar Bad Experiences), Libby Dorot (Synth Fake It Till We Make It), Rene Love (Arrangement Fake It Till We Make it), Jim Bruno (Vocal Coaching)
In 1878 Eadweard Muybridge produced the first-ever silent pictures and proved that a running horse has all four feet off the
Silent Pictures 2nd LP "Let It Begin" will be released in 2016 The title track can be streamed now, the entire LP out in March digitally & on vinyl by June. You can preorder your copy here now. Our 1st LP Under Exposed as well as original EP's can be found here....more
I can't take the romance you seal within. A dagger, a stolen glance, the fire of sin. It feels like the sunlight, is fading in. And nothing means nothing, so let it begin. Sometimes it feels like nothing's ever going to heal this wound love. Like some black and white reaction, captured by a Hollywood film star. It's just another step for us to, move and communicate in. Some unholy place to dance where we feel all right. Your heart breaks, your wild nights, while thinking of him. The glass breaks, the moon cries, twilight and spin. Your hand shakes you close your eyes, while thinking of him. You float into paradise and let it begin. Sometime's I wonder if will ever make it through this tunnel. You're restless sleeping over, it's much to much to handle. We're planning our escape to lose it, we're doing our last tango. To the edge of darkness, when we get there will just say "hell no!" It tastes just like candy's luster, your indifference to our situation. I want to reach the ceiling. I want to make it feel nice. It's just a fore gone conclusion to some distant revolution. A kiss to justify my love...
Track Name: Time Has Broken
You were standing next to me, nights black eyeliner. Take a trip to the family tree, were the stump lies rotten. It's just not common sense, commit this torture. Take a chance on a cheap romance, is that what your after. If it was not up to me, where would we go? High atop a mountain near the sea? If you want I can take you there, beneath the whispering pines, where all that rust withers to sleep. And time has broken. You know it's up to me. Why do you deny it? Is it time to make amends? Or to start a new county? Is there anywhere left to go? Where are our borders? Disappeared about a year or so… through executive order. If it was not up to me, where would we go? High atop a mountain near the sea? If you want I can take you there, beneath the whispering pines, High enough for all eternity. And time has broken...
Track Name: Heaven Sent
When the evening comes, will you call my name? When the darkness falls, will it be the same? When the evening comes and you call my name. When you start to fall, will it seem to change? You said "take a leap off this cliff with me, we'll be so sad and seem so tragic" I looked out across the sea.. I said "You are mad you must be joking." Never heaven sent. You said "I don't want to live in this world of thieves, who steal our souls and leave us damaged. Take my hand let's make believe, the other side will seem like magic!" You were never heaven sent for me. No matter what you do or don't believe. You were never heaven sent for me. No matter what you do or don't believe. You were never heaven sent for me.