The Moorcock Principle (waag_rel097)

by Cousin Silas & Kevin Lyons

Above Saturn 05:21
Random Orbit 08:28
Machine Code 06:07


I get really excited when I receive an album from Cousin Silas and Kevin Lyons. Theirs is a particularly vibrant collaboration, one that points to the very best of weird and science fiction. "The Moorcock Principle" is their fifth outing and the very name of it speaks of the very best in fantastical writing.
I could be wrong but I'm sure track three - Frank & Jerry's Final Confrontation - refers to Michael Moorcock's character, Jerry Cornelius.

This is my kind of ambient music: evocative and entertaining ... it provides the very best kind of soundtrack for reading or other similarly engaging endeavours. I lose myself in the waves of sound that are presented, the combination of Cousin Silas' ambient guitars and Kevin Lyons' electronics is, most definitely, a match made in the Multiverse.

So too is their ongoing partnership with artist, Andreas Schwietzke; his art so effectively catches the gist of what they are saying with their music. Our thanks go to Andreas, once more, for the permission to use his wonderful work.

As a result of the generous 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 ( with a lossless version available on Bandcamp for ‘pay what you want’.

I really hope you will enjoy "The Moorcock Principle" as much as I do ... just make sure there are no microbes on Uranus as you do.

- Thomas


released March 12, 2017

Music by Cousin Silas and Kevin Lyons
Artwork by Andreas Schwietzke, used with permission
Design and Logistics by Thomas Mathie for




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