From: United Kingdom
Genre: Dance/Electronica, New Age, Electronic
Silentaria is an Electronic New Age musical project founded in 2010 by Rixa White, a self-taught pianist, keyboardist and composer, born in 1974. He is known as "Man in White".
Basically, Silentaria is inspired by the Wholeness and Emptiness philosophy. Its voice is an invitation to the inner world which is silent but the source of every sound. This manifests Silentaria’s slogan: “The Voice of Emptiness”.
Silentaria music layered with progressive parts, effective vocals and proper sound effects creates gentle themes which take the listeners on a journey of self-actualization, inner thought and peaceful insight, while focusing on pure experience of life, beyond conceptual words and beliefs.
Silentaria musical project combines elements of Electronic, New Age, Progressive, Contemporary Instrumental and Ambient music. It is the reminiscence of musical projects like Enigma, Yanni and Jean Michel Jarre, Kitaro and Vangelis.
Silentaria music is mainly instrumental as vocals are occasionally used to highlight its message. The main instruments are Keyboards, Synthesizers, drum machines and digital choirs. Rixa White also uses digital sounds such as Flutes, Strings and computer-generated human voices and writes all the lyrics by himself.
As a self-taught musician, Rixa composed his first pieces of music at the age of 14 by Electric Melodica and later continued his music career by giving electronic recitals for family members using his Commodore64.
While studying as a university student in Industrial Engineering, he continued composing more music using musical softwares and several types of keyboards.
In late 1990s after composing plenty of enthusiastic musical themes, he gradually got involved in computer software business and carried on with his life as an online entrepreneur.
This made him travel around the world, being in touch with more than 20 countries and cultures and stop playing and composing music for a while.
15 Years later, enriched with life and business experiences, like Japanese painters in ancient Zen stories, he started to compose music again after a long break. He has been working in his personal studio as a professional composer, arranger, keyboardist and sound engineer since then.
Album: The Beginning of the End
By naming the album as “The Beginning of the End”, Rixa White refers to his life status and illuminates his vision of present era.
This album is the first sequel of a set of albums focusing on a journey to the inner world. All 11 tracks are conceptually related and named based on their roles in the album story line. However, each track can be listened, felt and enjoyed distinctly.
The album cover image has been designed to emphasize the fact that both the beginning and the end come with enormous blasts in the universe.
The light circle in debut album is an iconic sign of Silentaria illustrating a blast of awakening.
The mellow theme of “Emerge” , with multi-layered melody and no drum beat, starts to prepare the atmosphere for the second track, “The Beginning of the End” , which is a strong and glorious piece with particularly the same name as album.
It is followed by “Return of the Lost” contains three consecutive movements and ends with an upbeat theme.
“The Ruined Innocence” appears as a chorus music having soft beats, reversed background vocal and expressive melody in an electronic atmosphere combined with influential sound effects.
The next track, “Lament of Being”, is a soft low-beat music which emphasizes sadness.
It leads to “Beyond Destiny”, an upbeat progressive music which is energetic and enhances the listeners’ mood more exclusively.
The most epical piece of the album is “One Last Quest” that reminds us the Enigma’s “Mea Culpa”.
“Hidden Utopia” uses computer-generated vocals to create both breezy and soprano voices for calling Utopia enigmatically. Its identical chord turns into a mid-beat techno in the last part of the track.
Now, “It’s time to go”. In this track the use of computer generated vocals reaches its climax by such a dialogue-like communication between a robot voice and a digital angelic choir. It is mainly about “time” and an invitation to leave the current situation.
“Farewell” is factually indicated a hollow beat by a soothing and consoling theme. It demonstrates a well-built synchronization between electronic and classical themes.
Finally the last episode of the album is “Eastward”. It points to a mystical journey toward spiritual east. It is a mid-beat music containing quad-tone melodies played by middle-eastern instruments and percussions in an electronic space.