The sounds for In The Shadow of the Silent Mountain were recorded by Angus Carlyle in the Picentini mountain range in Southern Italy from 2012 to 2015, mostly during the early spring of each of those years. The compositions from these field trips work in parallel to fifty 100-word texts and a number of photographs with collaborator Chiara Caterina. The compositions, texts and photographs are revealed on the dedicated micro-site, and the texts and photographs appear in the limited edition publication. The publication involves two singer-stitched booklets bound into a clear cover that has been hand spray-painted with the project logo, an abstraction of the red painted stripes that mark the mountain sentieri or paths.
The album is free to stream and download from www.montesilenzio.com.