2004

Originally titled ‘Six Tracks’, this collection was only available on the former thesilencebureau.org (now defunct) website.  This edition is remastered and contains an extra track from the same time period. Free download and streaming at the link below.

https://archive.org/details/TheSilenceBureau2004

‘To Name Is To Destroy’ (2019 Reissue)

We are proud to announce the remastered reissue of ‘To Name Is To Destroy’. Originally released in 2008 by the Intelligent Machinery netlabel, this reissue includes the addition of a newly discovered track created during the same era.

Remastered in the Summer of 2019 at The Funhaus.

‘To Name Is To Destroy’ explores the boundaries between art and noise, between sound and its manipulation, and between the linear and the digital.

For best results, listen to it in the dark!

Absolutely free download and streaming at the link below:

https://archive.org/details/2nameis2destroy

Album(s) Launch

Coming soon… the reissue of ‘Behemoth/Juggernaut’, originally released in 2007. With it will be a companion album of outtakes from the era as well as new tracks in a similar style. Stay tuned, Bureaucrats!

Transmogrify

Soho won’t you grab a bagel keep it in your pocket
with the change you found in the back seat when you were
cleaning upstairs where the tragedy happened.

Give me stick ‘em up I forgot to tell you that I’ve told
and I’m not sorry–if it happened again you’d be dead
Lock the keys in a safe place under your bed

There’s never dust because you move away
There’s never dust because you move away
There’s never dust because you move away

Transmogrify

If you get it stuck you’ll never get it out
If you get it stuck you’ll never get it out
It just sits in a bowl where the cat drinks its milk
If you get it stuck you’ll never get it out
It just sits in a bowl where the cat drinks its milk

Your food is sitting on the table where you left
it’s getting cold

Transmogrify

Never give enough sit in a vat in the basement with
the leftover frozen desserts of another lifetime
Don’t sit down I’m leaving
No, don’t get up–it’s never too late to stay

Transmogrify

Stop calling me if I pick it up and I hear your voice
It’ll make me scream

The Silence Bureau Manifesto

Stranger indoctrinating tones of the static state. Invented fact meets non-fiction. Punctuated
equilibrium breaks down to mindless prattle. Non-elitist specialization of fluctuations appear in
wavelength formations.

A conspiracy of psuedo-corrupted policy theory blends the ineffective
control patterns within naturalistic schemes of survival mechanisms while seeming to be efficient.

Sounds emit from electronic gadgets. Percussive elements of throb and seeming randomness
forment heartbeat clatter. The scientist in the lab meets his worse fears.

Fear is an illusion. Art is reality reformed to fit the needs of the artist and the excuse is
entertainment. Entertainment is escapism. Escape is possible only through the acceptance of
reality.

Reality does not exist. But it’s fun to believe in it anyway.

Occasionally sounds are assembled and manipulated through limited digital methods and
disseminated for others to contemplate. This is achieved through the intentional utilization of
various sound sources that are selected through unintentional (i.e. subconscious) means. In this
way, the listener becomes the artist, forcing meaning on the static sound that mirrors the artist’s
unconscious desires.

The ‘music’ says nothing until the listener’s ears perceive it. The brain resolves the dissonance through subconscious thought patterns created through societal
indoctrination. Revulsion or appreciation can only be achieved through a thought decision made
by the consumer.