Maison des rendez-vous features music from Betontanc's same titled 2002 performance.
The latter took place in a macabre room that appeared to have a life of its own. Constantly swinging like a giant seesaw, the hostile room deprived the actors/performers of what we all take for granted: the firm ground beneath our feet. The remarkable stage provided the perfect setting for the exceptional mastery of the Betontanc dance company; a setting in which one is forced to bend and occasionally break the law of gravity in order to survive. The performance was inspired by the work of Harold Pinter.
In order to capture the play's claustrophobic, unhinged feel, Silence used a wide array of radically down-pitched synthesizer bells. Maison is the duet's first self-produced album. The record was written and programmed in Silence's private studio, The Daily Girl. All acoustic elements (vocals and strings) were recorded by Peter Penko at Raingarden 9. While undoubtedly dark, the score is primarily defined by its unbounded experimentalism and zany humour.
released April 16, 2003
All songs written, arranged and programmed by Silence at Daily Gril, Ljubljana.
Recorded and mixed by Peter Penko at Raingarden 9, Ljubljana.
Produced by Silence and Peter Penko.
Mastered by Julij Zornik at 100, Ljubljana.
Strings: Natalija Čabrunić, Katja Krajnik and Mirela Rihtar.
Guest vocals in track 15: Anđa Marić.
Female choir in tracks 13 and 15: Mateja Starič, Anita Kay and Irena Urankar.
Eerie voices in track 8: Irena Urankar.