Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream 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.
On May 11, 2018 Elusive Sound released “Requiem” on CD and on two high quality gatefold vinyl variants, a standard edition named Anima Ascensionis and a deluxe edition named Lux Aeterna which was also available in a stunning booksleeve. All vinyl editions sold out entirely on the day of release.
Silent Whale Becomes A° Dream is Sylvain, Damien, Etienne and Mickael since 2013 and Yannick since 2017.