Mabinogi (waag_rel096)

by Cousin Silas & The Glove Of Bones

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Mabinogi

Taking it's title from the Medieval text, The Mabinogion (a loose translation of this being Juvenile Distractions), this work takes on non-narrative considerations about passing time, the joy of travel & landscape.

Based round film and field recordings made on location in Pembroke, South Wales, this adds three new "branches" to the original stories. Each bears a Welsh language name and are broadly linked to Earth, Water & Air.

In translation:
1- Taith Hir (Long Road)
2- Tonnau Araf (Slow Wave)
3- Breuddwydion mewn carreg y Pentre Ifan (Stone Dreams at Pentre Ifan)

The filmed materials provided the flow for the base audio, this then embellished by Cousin Silas, using light touch pads & atmospherics and further on, euphoric guitar parts. More information and the film can be found HERE (gloveofbones.com/2016/10/20/mabinogi)

- Adrian Nicholls aka The Glove of Bones

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Mabinogi, the utterly engaging collaboration between Cousin Silas & The Glove of Bones, was created to soundtrack a film by Adrian Nicholls; it features three longform ambient pieces that draw heavily on field recordings and found-sounds.

This is headphone music, the kind that engrosses me and reminds me of the material Shaun Blezard used to issue on his seminal "Earth Monkey Productions" netlabel back in the day. Don't get me wrong, this isn't easy music ... this is dark, atmospheric and challenging, and not Cousin Silas' usual sound ... but it is also really rewarding.

Thanks to the support of Cousin Silas and Warren Daly … and the wonderful waag community ... I’m proud to be able to offer a 320kbps version of this release for free over on Archive (archive.org/details/we-are-all-ghosts) with a lossless version available on Bandcamp for ‘pay what you want’.

I really hope you will enjoy Mabinogi as much as I do.

- Thomas

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released February 7, 2017

Music by Cousin Silas & The Glove Of Bones
Design by Adrian Nicolls
Logistics by Thomas Mathie for weareallghosts.co.uk

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