Green Shadow sings the ‘all noise is silence’ song, which covers exactly what the title suggests, minus perhaps the singing. Or perhaps it is indeed sung, but just through unconventional ways. In any way the ‘all noise is silence song’ does deliver enough noise to become silent again. It’s a fascinating theory, and if you (like me) had strolled through the popular harsh noise wall memes on a certain social platform, you might even have seen visual proof of an extreme version of this conceptual thought and experiment.
Someone took a HNW track, placed it in an audio editor and enlarged the volume up, and up until only visual silence was left. This is a good example of a victorious miracle that is of a ‘try it yourself at home’ kind…
But why exactly go through the hassle? As in the end, who enjoys silence anyway? Perhaps a librarian?
No, it’s much better to listen to this work by Green Shadow as even though the noise might not actually turn to silence when you look at it scientifically, but it does turn into silence in a philosophical way. If you don’t know what I’m talking about; than just play this song, and perhaps play it on repeat as not every mind has the same tempo to render noise into silence.. I for example had to play this song twice, and half way the second session it did indeed happen; the noise became the new silent.
Listening to this new found silence I could find myself some inner peace, as if silence was the new ambient. The only negative element of this session was that listening to the new silence was disturbed by a group of local birds that had to sing their early morning songs all the way through it. Perhaps they thought it was too silent, and couldn’t resist to add something for us humans to moan and complain about. Luckily next to enjoying the new silence, I also do like to hear the sounds of happy early morning birds; so it turned into a win – win situation.
To make this release even a little bit better, green shadow also included a sleeping song. I tried to do the same technic as the successful noise is silence song, but here this conceptual experiment didn’t work. I just woke up, so probably wasn’t really in need for a song to sleep with, but even an early morning nap didn’t come so easy while listening to green shadow’s sleeping song. I did have a vision of being tormented by huge waves splashing while going as a passenger on a trip with a speedy speed boat. It wasn’t a very relaxing vision, but perhaps if you are of the extreme kind and do like hearing the breaking of waves clashing delivered in a noise kind of way… well I guess you’ll be sleeping like a baby in no time!
Here are the ‘songs’: