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MacBytes
Feb 5, 2004, 04:23 PM
Category: Humor
Link: Crank it! iTunes sells sounds of silence--for real (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040205172356)

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Laslo Panaflex
Feb 5, 2004, 04:28 PM
So, you really can buy silent tracks? I don't get it.
/Jessica Simpson is my idol

mrsebastian
Feb 5, 2004, 06:35 PM
is it april 1st by any chance?

MoparShaha
Feb 5, 2004, 07:16 PM
That article was pretty rediculous. Interesting, nonetheless.

michaelrjohnson
Feb 5, 2004, 10:44 PM
wow... that is truly bizarre...
i dont' think its a very good value?

nagromme
Feb 6, 2004, 04:08 AM
The full story is here :D
http://appleturns.com/

The "explicit" silent ones are my favorites! :D

we've compiled all the silent tracks we managed to scrape together into the first AtAT Essentials playlist, "To Be Played At Maximum Volume." Since we lack the power to add playlists directly to the iTMS, you'll have to buy each of these tracks separately, but here ya go:



"(Silence)" by Ciccone Youth, The Whitey Album (1:03)


"Silence" by Bill Schaeffer, Grain of Sand (1:56)


"(Silent) [1]" by Slum Village, Trinity (Past, Present, and Future) (0:04) [EXPLICIT]


"Silence" by Guster, Keep It Together (0:30)


"Silence" by Pat, Message from a Manchild (0:59)


"(Silent) [2]" by Slum Village, Trinity (Past, Present, and Future) (0:04) [EXPLICIT]


"Silence" by Dean Taba, More Is More (1:00)


"(Silent) [3]" by Slum Village, Trinity (Past, Present, and Future) (0:07) [EXPLICIT]


"Silent Track" by Robert Earl Keen, Walking Distance (1:01)



Note that three of those tracks, the ones by Slum Village, are labeled EXPLICIT. We've listened to them, and we have to agree: combined, that's the dirtiest fifteen seconds of utter silence we've ever not heard. It's so dirty, it's like Handel's Messiah, only, you know, quiet. So for those of you who can't handle EXPLICIT silence, go ahead and substitute these, instead-- they're the same Slum Village tracks, only CLEAN (and, for some reason, titled without parentheses):



"Silent [1]" by Slum Village, Trinity (Past, Present, and Future) (0:04) [CLEAN]




"Silent [2]" by Slum Village, Trinity (Past, Present, and Future) (0:04) [CLEAN]




"Silent [3]" by Slum Village, Trinity (Past, Present, and Future) (0:07) [CLEAN]



And there you have it: nine tracks of professionally-encoded silence-- a total of six minutes and forty-four seconds of the yawning void, all yours for just $8.91. And if you like, you can even keep the EXPLICIT tracks in the main playlist, add the CLEAN ones at the end, and get fifteen bonus seconds of silence for just $2.97 more! Talk about your seven minutes in heaven, right?


It's just a shame that "15 Minutes Silence" by Deuter, as pointed out by faithful viewer Rob Hulson, is an Album-Only purchase. Especially since it is, for some reason, sixteen minutes long...