CFCF (musician)

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CFCF
Birth name Michael Silver
Born Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Genres New age, chillout, balearic, ambient music, easy listening
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, arranger
Labels Paper Bag Records, Acéphale Records, RVNG Intl.
Associated acts Owen Pallett, Health, Mark Barrott, Jose Padilla

CFCF is the stage name of Canadian electronic musician/vocalist Michael Silver.[1] Based in Montreal, Silver took the name CFCF from the call sign of the city's CFCF-TV.[2]

Silver has released five albums and several EPs. In 2015 he released two albums within two weeks: Radiance and Submission on July 31, and The Colours of Life on August 14. His most recent release is Cascades, a collaborative EP recorded with Jean-Michel Blais.

Background[edit]

Originally from Montreal, Silver became interested in electronic music at an early age. Self-taught, he cites Peter Gabriel, DJ Shadow, the Yellow Magic Orchestra and Talk Talk as important influences.[3]

His first 7" single "You Hear Colours" / "Invitation to Love" was released on March 8, 2009, on the Acéphale label.[4] The title of his first EP Panesian Nights was chosen in reference to the developer of Japanese erotic video games.[5]

In addition to his own recordings, Silver has also remixed songs for other artists, including Holy Ghost!, Crystal Castles, Sally Shapiro, The Presets, Health, Azari & III, Harald Grosskopf and Owen Pallett.

In 2014, Silver co-wrote and co-produced the songs "A Power" and "What You Wanted" on How To Dress Well's album, What Is This Heart?.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • 2009 – Panesian Nights, Paper Bag Records
  • 2010 – Drifts, Paper Bag Records
  • 2010 – CFCF c28, They Live We Sleep
  • 2010 – The River, RVNG Intl.
  • 2012 – Exercises, Paper Bag Records / Dummy
  • 2013 – Music for Objects, Paper Bag Records / Dummy
  • 2017 – Cascades (with Jean-Michel Blais), Arts & Crafts

Singles[edit]

  • 2009 – "The Explorers", Paper Bag Records
  • 2009 – "You Hear Colours" / "Invitation to Love", Acephale Records
  • 2011 – "Cometrue", UNO NYC

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 2010 – Slow R&B for Locations Canada-Wide
  • 2010 – Do U Like Night Bus
  • 2010 – Altered Zones 4
  • 2011 – Reincarnation
  • 2011 – Slorida
  • 2011 – Night Bus II
  • 2012 – The Flood for SSENSE
  • 2014 – Night Bus 3: Death of Night Bus
  • 2015 – Blowing Up The Workshop #48

Remixes[edit]

  • 2008 – HeartsrevolutionCYOA (CFCF Remix)
  • 2008 – The PresetsTalk Like That (CFCF Remix)
  • 2008 – HEALTHTriceratops (CFCF Remix)
  • 2008 – Sally ShapiroTime To Let Go (CFCF Remix)
  • 2008 – Crystal CastlesAir War (CFCF Remix)
  • 2008 – Genghis TronRecursion (CFCF Remix)
  • 2008 – Memory Cassette – Last One Awake (CFCF Version)
  • 2009 – Sally Shapiro – Love In July (CFCF Remix)
  • 2009 – DatarockThe Pretender (CFCF Remix)
  • 2009 – Fan DeathThe Constellations (CFCF Remix)
  • 2009 – Midstates and The Choir of Ghosts – Hate To See You Smile (CFCF Remix)
  • 2009 – WoodhandsDancer (CFCF Remix)
  • 2010 – Owen PallettLewis Takes Off His Shirt (CFCF Remix)
  • 2010 – Azari & IIIInto The Night (CFCF Remix)
  • 2010 – Historics – Take It To The Top (CFCF Remix)
  • 2010 – HEALTH – Before Tigers (CFCF Remix)
  • 2012 – Say Lou Lou – Maybe You (CFCF Remix)
  • 2017 – Kero Kero BonitoHeard a Song (CFCF Remix)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CFCF's quest for pure pop". Entrepreneur, July 2009.
  2. ^ "Q&A with CFCF | Anthem". Web.archive.org. 2010-12-12. Archived from the original on December 12, 2010. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  3. ^ "The Emotional Life of Objects: An Interview with CFCF's Michael Silver". PopMatters. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  4. ^ "CFCF – You Hear Colours / Invitation To Love (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2009-03-08. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  5. ^ "NES Games Published By Panesian". NESguide. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 

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