The third volume of collaborations between Cousin Silas and his Friends - Silas & Friends vol.3 (waag_rel050) - is our 50th album release and 82nd release overall on weareallghosts.
It features 26 collaborations with 23 creative musicians and demonstrates the broad nature of ambient music.
Each combination is different ... each interaction releases some special magic, a synergy of effort, that brings out the best in both musicians and produces some truly exceptional music. As a non-musician, I find this utterly fascinating.
It would be unfair to single any one track out as being a highlight. I'll leave that to you, the listener, to do. What I will say is that I welcome this album to weareallghosts and hope you will enjoy it as much as I have.
I would also like to pay tribute to Brian Bourassa and Adam Howie. Adam drew this wonderful illustration over Brian's original photograph. I really like how it has turned out ... especially since I asked Adam to 'do something sci-fi, something Roger Dean' over Brian's original picture. Two wallpapers are attached with Bandcamp release for the adornment of your PC or Mac, if you so desire.
An MP3 version of this album is available for free on Archive or a lossless version available on Bandcamp for 'pay what you want' which does include £0 ... ... and remember, paying supporters on Bandcamp also get unlimited mobile access to the album using the free Bandcamp listening app.
We are currently finalising the production of our first physical Cousin Silas release ... we have most of the cash required for 'The Sound of Silas'.
'The Sound of Silas' will be a double CD, limited to 100 copies, and will feature a range of music from Cousin Silas including an exclusive mini-dronescape and some remastered 'classic' tracks on one disc and tracks from his recent 'all guitar' project on the other. Any funds raised by Silas & Friends vol.3 will go towards this.
If you do decide to download this album for free then all we ask in return is that you tell your friends, tweet a link or post it on Facebook, write a review and spread the word.
We will post more information regarding 'The Sound of Silas' in due course but for now ... enjoy Silas & Friends vol.3.
Tracklisting 01. Cousin Silas & Ian Scott - Think of a sound 11:34 02. Cousin Silas & Doug Lynner - Transit 11:02 03. Cousin Silas and Ron Shayler - The blue between 09:13 04. Cousin Silas and Kuutana Serenity - Raindance 05:44 05. Cousin Silas and Ade Hodges - The Throbbing Engines Coalesced Into Dreamtime 05:33 06. Cousin Silas and Kevin Lyons - Fire and Ice 05:35 07. Cousin Silas and Colin Blake - Dreamwalking Into Oblivion 05:19 08. Cousin Silas and Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt - Americanah 06:01 09. Cousin Silas and Chris Newman - Scab 07:26 10. Cousin Silas and Dave Clarkson - Divine Ingestion 03:44 11. Cousin Silas and Christopher Alvarado - A Silent Consolation 06:36 12. Cousin Silas and Piper Ben - The Lost Language Of The Innocent 07:44 13. Cousin Silas and Ade Hodges - In A Taxi To Her Home 02:42 14. Cousin Silas and Rebekkah Hilgraves - Dating In The 21st Century - part 1* 05:09 15. Cousin Silas and Steve Austin Rose - Dreaming 05:26 16. Cousin Silas and Peter Davidson - Frog Battle 05:31 17. Cousin Silas and Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt - The King Of The Abyss Stops Off For One 03:20 18. Cousin Silas and Jeff Duke - Assailing Down Olympus Mons 05:05 19. Cousin Silas and Jack Hertz - Entangled Realms 02:27 20. Cousin Silas and William Spivey - Oracle 05:21 21. Cousin Silas and Symatic Star - Full Moon 08:29 22. Cousin Silas and Ade Hodges - The Winged Emblems Of Long-Vanished Airlines 05:12 23. Cousin Silas and Ian Craig - The Enclosing 05:28 24. Cousin Silas and Michael Brueckner - 2 Trees 06:37 25. Cousin Silas and midnightradio11 - Transmission From The Midnight Radio 07:06 26. Cousin Silas and Dagmar Salomon - Wings 02:03 credits
* Please Note: the track by Cousin Silas and Rebekkah Hilgraves contains language that some people may not appreciate.