MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT
FOR THE END OF THE WORLD
The Pekinpah Association, 2012
Produced by Silence

01 Hunger
02 Sing
03 Silkskin
04 Pioneers of Nothing
05 Naïf
06 Sturmschlager
07 Electricity
08 Wish Me Well, Wish Me Hell
09 Heart of Darkness
10 Death is New York

 

Table of contents:
Press Release
A Letter of Apology

Eight Interpretations of the Album's Title

Photo: Joze Suhadolnik


EIGHT INTERPRETATIONS OF THE ALBUM'S TITLE
1. Silence are anarchists.

2. Silence are capitalists. They understand the end of the world is imminent and unavoidable. As good capitalists, they perceive the end of the world as a business opportunity, a potential niche market (a good capitalist always looks ahead). Only bad businessmen allow minor hiccups to interfere with their dealings. After all, history teaches us that capitalism survives everything. In the words of Frederic Jameson: “Today it is easier to envision the end of the world than it is to envision the end of capitalism.”

3. Silence are socialists. They're well aware that, in order for the ideas of socialism to work, people must be removed from the equation.

4. Silence are communists. They've witnessed the collapse of communism in their homeland - the equivalent of the end of the world for every true communist.
5. Silence are idealists. They're playing to soothe the anguish of fellow passengers on board the Titanic.
6. Silence are pragmatic. The only distress they're interested in easing is their own.
7. Silence are dead serious. As a consequence, the title sounds like a joke.
8. Silence are joking. As a consequence, we're not laughing.