If you’re thoroughly sick of all these artists that take upwards of five minutes to get their message across, then Silber‘s latest compilation is aimed quite pointedly at you. These are not 30 second excerpts, but complete songs all done and dusted in half a minute. What’s the point in that, you might ask? Well of course there’s a point, otherwise who would do it?
Anyone who’s even half as indulgent as I am would be well aware of the difficulties faced by such limitations – being short, sharp and to the point is often easier said than done, so I’d think crafting a 30-second track that sounds complete would be quite the challenge – and possibly even a challenge to listen to if you can’t imagine a song sounding fully accomplished when it’s over mere moments after it began.
The roster of artists involved in this compilation are: Electric Bird Noise, Zanzibar Snails, Muscle Mass, Pacific 231, Ben Link Collins, Rollerball, Thorn1, Promute, Irata, Charles de Mar, Small Life Form, Notorious Jet Set, Lullabier, The Undermasks, Drekka, Sybill Kalff, Vestirse, Bryce Clayton Eiman, slicnaton, Miss Massive Snowflake, Drekka featuring Thorir Georg, Subscape Annex, Mood Ring, Remora, IANTH, mwvm, The Collinses, The Velveta Heartbreak, Fires Were Shot, Yellow6, Mahlon Hoard, Peter Aldrich.
Whether serving as a nice little intro to artists you’ve not heard before or showing a different aspect to ones you have, there’s sure to be something interesting to grab your attention for a while, even if you only have a few minutes to spare to find out. To sweeten the deal, Silber have released this compilation in a variety of formats to suit your whimsy, all of which are available to download for free.
You can download the compilation in its entirety from Silber. If you pay a visit to Silber’s page, you’ll also find links to the artist’s websites where available. You can also download individual tracks from Archive.org. If that’s not enough choice for you, head on over to myxer where each track is available to download individually as ringtones – which is nifty.