If one thing cannot be said about Silencio, it's that they are afraid of discovering new fields with each release. 2004's "Sehnsucht," the first solo release by Julien Demoulin, was a somber and harsh electronic hour that was reminiscent of some late :Zoviet*France: records. 2005's "Gr?nezeit," a duo with Nicolas Lecocq, was like Labradford gone romantic. This year the duo is again opening new doors. With its title hailing as a reference to a On the Might of Princes record, "Where You Are and Where You Want To Be" keeps Gr?nezeit's romantic spirit, but dilutes it with field recordings of diverse European locations, poem readings, and all kinds of sonic remembrances from travels that completely changes Silencio's music. The result is three, dreamy but not mellow, melancholic but not dark, 15-minute tracks; each divided into a few parts, which gives a slight narrative feeling to what at first listen seem like radical, long pieces that are not afraid to deal with silence and pauses.
It seems like Silencio feels much more at ease with these longer formats and "Where You Are..." definitely sounds like their best record so far. There's a really strong feeling coming out of it, with these field recordings and drunk people transforming, unnoticed, into ethereal acoustic guitar moments, just like when the raw experiences of travelling slowly fade into idealized memories. 8/10 -- Constantin Dubois (15 May, 2007)