'i keep silence...' is an instrumental concept album that isn't. Dark, melodic, dissonant, minimal, dynamic, epic, arty, moody, progressive, harmonically rich, and sometimes droning, ‘I keep silence…’ sits in a sound world unto itself. A soundtrack for inner demons.
"Second release by a young, avant-garde/progressive rock trio consisting of Jeff Cedrone - guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, electronics, John C. Miller - synthesizers, electronics, tapes, Stephen Zieminski - drums, percussion, mallets. It's definitely 'prog', but it definitely also sounds like today and not 35 years ago prog. Some really nice guitar work, lovely melodies here and there and a constantly exploratory sound-stance makes this well worth your attention. Recommended." Cuneiform/Wayside Music
"...Progressive music but please don’t let that put you off reading further. Don’t get me wrong, yes this can sound unremittingly clever at times, occasionally hinting at “musicians’ bands” of yesteryear, beloved of the more technically or studiously inclined, but making fewer impressions on the wider listenership. However this tendency towards hyperbole is more than compensated for by not only excellent musicianship but a finely tuned melodic and sensitive sensibility and enough variation (and at times restraint) to keep the casual listener engaged and frequently on his or her toes over eight mostly lengthy instrumental workouts...." Ian Fraser - TerraScope
"...I can’t imagine a fan of both old and new school progressive music not liking this disc. It has all the markings of what has made both eras great. It leaves out the fluff of both. And allows the listener to absorb. You even get a surprise King Crimson style jolt a couple of times. I’d say Richard Pinhas influence was also an influence to the guitarist. You get a lot for the money with ‘I Keep Silence...’ and don’t be surprised if a few seconds of eastern motif pops up, or heavenly Mellotron, or bits and pieces of your favorite progressive rock band from any decade. I totally enjoyed listening to this. I’ll be filing it away to enjoy many more days in the future and I will be looking forward to the third release from Greylyng. Recommended!" Lee Henderson - Prognaut
"...The album takes its form based on Cedrone’s quote “When it comes to writing, I have always found tone and texture to be as important as melody, rhythm and harmony.” Indeed tone and texture are truly prevalent here.
Greylyng uses mood variations to keep your interest in these totally instrumental pieces.
The album starts out with an ambient introductory piece “Gaslight Eyes”, setting the stage for the rock guitar entrance to “Viburnum”. The listener is taken through dark ambient, organic sounding slideshow with moody electronic visions..." Brian Grosjean - Progressive Ears
"5 Reasons To Like Greylyng's 'I Keep Silence..."
1. The synthesizer/keyboard lines at times give a nod of approval to the prog sounds heard on early Genesis or Marillion albums.
2. The guitar playing is quite Frippish without being a carbon copy.
3. The use of electronics ornaments the music nicely without creating an overbearing ambiance.
4. The addition of drumming to the group provides another interesting texture within the compositions.
5. There are enough distinct musical genres present on the record to keep the casual listener intrigued.
The Show With No Name-Radio Show WNHU
released November 11, 2011
Jeffrey Cedrone - guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, electronics
John C. Miller - synthesizers, electronics, tapes
Stephen Zieminski - drums, percussion, vibraphone
Recorded at the Beat Hotel
Additional recording at Avmus studios
Mixed and Mastered by Lord Charles Gregory
Produced by Jeffrey Cedrone and Greylyng