Silvermouse – ‘Beyond’

A truly heady livetronica experience, Beyond is the new album from Silvermouse. Recorded in Aguada, Puerto Rico, their fourth album is a collaboration with The Monroe Institute, renowned for their explorations into remote viewing and audible-aided consciousness expansion. The duo of Silvermouse venture through a stimulating 73 minutes of atmospheric aesthetical intrigue on the riveting album, spanning from the spacey electronic contemplation of “Primrose was our Goat” to the pulsing, guitar-touched industrial infectiousness of “Snake Grass.”

The color blue is an important aspect throughout; each track is embedded with Monroe Sound Science signals, “accurately tuned to octaves of the frequency of the color blue.” Silvermouse, who have been playing together for 15 years, impress with a sound that deftly balances electronic soundscapes with explorations into the human psyche. From the spacious intrigue of late-night ruminator “Lionsmane” to the gorgeous guitar flourishes on the concluding “Brew 52,” Beyond is a riveting success from Silvermouse.

The album comprises Justin Handley on guitar, violin, mandolin, flute, ukulele, and recorder — with Joanne Hunt handling live production.

“Snake Grass” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of November 2023’ Spotify playlist.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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