Cousin Silas & Friends volume 8 part 1 (waag_rel137)

by weareallghosts

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It could be argued that strange days require strange music ... uneasy listening for uneasy times ... and it can also be argued that one person's uneasy listening is another's vegan quiche.

These are strange days indeed. I doubt anyone could have predicted the first-half of 2020 would have been so utterly weird.

Social distancing ... quarantine ... self-isolation ... PPE ... safe, not stuck, at home ... pandemic ... lockdown ... furlough ... terms used daily in the common parlance of those working from home along with those who are not, heard on the broadcast media that has become the focal point of our anxiety and our worry, heard on video calls with loved ones or brief conversations held from the top and bottom of a driveway.

And in response to these strange and uncertain times, Cousin Silas has amassed another group of his friends to create, in collaboration and at a distance, another of his exceptional " ... and friends" albums.

Together, alone ... this group of friends has created music that speaks to this day with ambient sounds, beats, guitar and bass, found sounds, sampled speech, and even the spoken word of Andrew Darlington ... sometimes in the same track, sometimes not.

I welcome this music from Cousin Silas and his friends, and do note with appreciation, that this is only the first part of Volume 8. More is to come.

May this become the soundtrack to your time at home.

- Thomas

PS ... Volume 8 in all its parts will be "pay what you want" ... I would rather you download this album for free and pay it forward by using the money you may have spent to donate to a charity doing something positive in these strange days.
I also want this album to be accessible to folks who may have financial concerns as a result of the pandemic ... please take the album for free and may it be a help and blessing to you in these uncertain times.

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released April 12, 2020

Please refer to the individual track for details of the musicians involved

Design and Logistics by Thomas Mathie for weareallghosts.co.uk

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weareallghosts Motherwell, UK

Founded by music fan Thomas Mathie aka Headphonaught as a means of giving back to the independent music community...... weareallghosts.co.uk is a small netlabel & private press based in Motherwell, Scotland; that specialises in ambient electronic soundscapes but is open to other styles of music. ... more

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