About Silence Reigns
“Silence Reigns (Acoustic Mix 1)” emerges as a testament to the power force that is Li Mann and Pete Sawchuck, better known as NY PodCat. It also showcases Pete Sawchuck’s craft as he plays all the instruments (except the violin) and Li Mann’s enduring creativity. The track originates from a spark on an old Casio keyboard years ago and blossomed into a fully realized composition only recently. Originally christened simply as “Silence,” Mann’s renaming of the track reflects a deliberate effort to distinguish it from its namesake counterparts while aligning seamlessly with its thematic essence. Beginning and concluding with the evocative refrain, “Silence reigns in the dark of night…,” the song’s evolution feels organic, its acoustic iteration merely the first of many envisioned variations.
Upcoming alternative versions
NY PodCat’s multifaceted vision extends beyond the acoustic realm, with plans for softer vocal and instrumental mixes, as well as a grandiose “BIG rock ballad” rendition featuring full band instrumentation. The trajectory of the song’s development intertwines with Mann’s theatrical endeavors, notably as a poignant duet within the acclaimed musical comedy “Save the Girl,” which she co-wrote with Daniel Guzman. This serendipitous collaboration found fruition during the New Works Festival in NYC, where Mann’s songwriting prowess shone amidst a constellation of original compositions.
The violin dimension
The addition of Ayran Nicodemo’s violin artistry, facilitated by modern digital connectivity, enriches the arrangement with a haunting elegance, complementing the sampled string section to perfection. Mann’s marvel at the global collaboration facilitated by technology underscores the transformative nature of contemporary music production, wherein boundaries dissolve, and creativity knows no geographic confines.
As NY PodCat continues to craft and curate their sonic tapestry, their embrace of the digital era’s musical landscape is palpable. While the allure of the full-length album persists, the ethos of the single as a standalone artistic statement resonates anew, echoing the golden age of vinyl in a digital guise. With distribution channels spanning from their official website at nypodcat.com to major streaming platforms, Mann’s dream of a Valentine’s month release is now realized, a fitting tribute to the enduring theme of love woven into NY PodCat’s expanding repertoire.
In the name of Love
In this symphony of creativity, NY PodCat invites listeners on a journey where passion, innovation, and collaboration converge, promising an enriching sonic experience that transcends borders and celebrates the universal language of music. Happy Valentine’s Day to all, as love continues, as it did in their last Christmas release Ring All The Bells (O Bambino), to find resonance within the harmonies of NY PodCat’s musical odyssey.
Find Silence Reigns on:
- NY PodCat website: nypodcat.com
- YouTube: https://youtu.be/2bAYkxUJ5HA
- iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1729063812?ls=1&app=itunes
- Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1729063812
- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3cI8oKTCQLyb91qObHbkxd?si=ol0SXimPQZS3XigCH4QB1g
- Bandcamp for downloads: https://nypodcat.bandcamp.com/track/silence-reigns-acoustic-mix-1