Sunday, February 7, 2016

Presenting ... "Tales Of Space Exploration 35​-​42 (waag_rel080)" by Brother Saturn





Brother Saturn continues his “Tales Of Space Exploration” series with a further 8 tracks … picking up where he left off in waag_rel061 and expanding the now familiar themes of travel, desolation, home and of loneliness.

Drew Miller really nails it with these tracks … they have a cinematic quality that I find endearing, I found myself playing this album on repeat and losing myself to the moment.

I would highly recommend you collate all 42 tracks together into one playlist, they are very special to me.

As before, Adam Howie has expertly expressed these themes in his cover art. His piece - “Rest no more, weary traveller” - will be available for sale as a print at devinatArt (kimded.deviantart.com/prints/) and RedBubble (redbubble.com/people/lurchkimded). Please support Howie’s work by buying a print.

A 320kbps version of this release will be available over on Archive for free with a lossless version available on Bandcamp for ‘pay what you want’ which does include ‘free’. If you decide to download this album here for free, and you can with our best wishes, then all we ask is that you please tell people about it.

Tx



https://archive.org/details/waag_rel080b





Saturday, January 30, 2016

Presenting ... the re-release of Cousin Silas' Owlers Wood on weareallghosts





“Owlers Wood” is one of my favourite longform ambient electronic pieces from Cousin Silas. It was released on the now sadly defunct netlabel Unsheep and has been unfairly languishing in obscurity until now … both Cousin Silas and I have fond memories of the piece and neither of us wanted to see the piece disappear so the decision was taken to re-release it on weareallghosts.

It is an amazing piece, almost 80 minutes in length yet totally engaging. It is delicate and thoughtful, reminiscent (to me at least) of Brian Eno’s "Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks"; with sparing use of guitar and other miscellaneous flourishes.

As before … a 320kbps version of this release will be available to download over on Archive for free with a lossless version available on Bandcamp for ‘pay what you want’ which does include ‘free’. If you decide to download this album here for free, and you can with our best wishes, then all we ask is that you please tell people about it.

“Owlers Wood” will also be available on Soundcloud, if you wish to stream it there.

Enjoy.

Tx



https://archive.org/details/waag_rrl004






Saturday, January 9, 2016

Presenting ... "Dronescape 030 (waag_drs030)" by Cousin Silas





I am not alone in my appreciation of Cousin Silas’ music, he makes music that people want in their lives. This fact doesn’t surprise me when I consider some of his lighter moments with their beats, literary samples and general sense of fun; but I do get surprised at the fact so many people have taken to his dronescapes. These post-60 minute epics are an acquired taste and yet they are, by far, the most popular series that weareallghosts has put out. Not only do they keep the lights on, so to speak, and allow us to keep offering most of the music for free / pay what you want … they also keep the passion hot. I genuinely look forward to each and everyone, and after thirty pieces plus an album of edited drones, I have yet to see feel the anticipation wane. The thirtieth sonic adventure is no exception: it is expansive, engaging, and deeply entertaining to a longform fan like me.

As with our compilation and at the behest of Cousin Silas himself, there will be a small charge for the thirtieth dronescape during the month of January. All proceeds will be donated to HOSPICE UK, a charity based in the UK that supports the development of hospice care in the UK and internationally.

weareallghosts is my main side-project and something I do for the love of it. My main employment is as a Business Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland; my employer actively and generously supports HOSPICE UK and doubles any donation made by her staff - by paying for this dronescape we will hopefully be able to raise some more money for a really great cause and give a little good back into the world.

The album will not be available on Archive or on Soundcloud.

My sincere thanks to Cousin Silas for making music people want in their lives and for suggesting we raise a wee bit more for HOSPICE UK with his thirtieth dronescape.

Tx






Saturday, January 2, 2016

Presenting ... LOOKING BACK moving forward VOL.001





LOOKING BACK moving forward VOL.001 features new music from Cousin Silas, Kevin Lyons, David Gerard, and Brother Saturn; tracks that will either appear on new releases in 2016 or are exclusive to this compilation.

As with last year’s compilation, there will be a small charge for the music featured during the month of January. All proceeds will be donated to HOSPICE UK, a charity based in the UK that supports the development of hospice care in the UK and internationally.

weareallghosts is my main side-project and something I do for the love of it. My main employment is as a Senior Business Analyst in Glasgow, Scotland; my employer actively and generously supports HOSPICE UK and doubles any donation made by her staff - by paying for this album (22p per track) we will hopefully be able to raise some money for a really great cause and give a little good back into the world.

The album will not be available on Archive although you will be able to stream it on Soundcloud.

My sincere thanks to everyone who released their music on weareallghosts in 2015 … and to Cousin Silas and Kevin Lyons for helping me choose the tracks featured.

Here’s to 2016 … we will feature some new names along with all the old favourites this year. I hope you enjoy what’s to come as much as I do!

Tx



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Tracklisting
01. Cousin Silas - Berlin Evenings (edit) 06:11
02. Cousin Silas - Dronescape 028 edit with guitar 20:16
03. David Gerard - Hypnotique 18:14
04. Symatic Star & String Theories - Compressionism (Symatic Star & Stephen Briggs) 11:32
05. Cousin Silas & Kevin Lyons - The Desolation 11:14
06. Kevin Lyons - Learning to Let Go 07:24
07. Cousin Silas - Dronescape 002 edit with guitar 04:28
08. Symatic Star & String Theories - Yearning (Symatic Star & Cousin Silas) 09:19
09. Brother Saturn - Beacons 14:14
10. Cousin Silas - Returning to Dust (January 1974) 07:13
11. Matthew VandeBrook - Metempsychosis 04:20
12. Cousin Silas - Tim Jones - Kevin Lyons - Narcoleptic Summer 05:24
13. Cousin Silas - Dronescape 030 edit with guitar 11:26
14. Cousin Silas - Further East 07:22
15. Brother Saturn - Snowdrift 04:14
16. Scott Lawlor and The Gateless Gate - Lemurian Shores- (a) Pleasure Garden (b) Temple 16:08
17. Cousin Silas & Kevin Lyons - The Backstreets Of Marsport Ain’t No Place For Tourists 04:56
18. Kevin Lyons - Dark Flow 05:16
19. Cousin Silas & David Gerard - Bagatelle for Harp and Orchestra 03:54
20. Brother Saturn - I’ve Never Felt This Way Before 06:41
21. Cousin Silas - Tim Jones - Kevin Lyons - Radio Dunwich 07:22
22. Cousin Silas - The Other Jezebel 04:09
23. Cousin Silas - Old Tin Hat 04:39

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a bonus track from Gurdonark: "Constellation Blackbird"

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Presenting ... The people who walked in darkness (waag_aa002_4) by Stephen Briggs


“The people who walked in darkness (waag_aa002_4)” is the fourth piece by Stephen Briggs that makes up this second “Ambient Advent” collection and with it comes a fifth track, a bonus track, that was simply too good not to include.

Both “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light” and “Light and life to all he brings” are designed for contemplation and meditation during what has become a very busy period.

Regardless how you celebrate this period, I hope these pieces will give you a sense of peace. Please create a playlist with all five tracks and take some time out to consider how you can bring light to the dark corners of this world.

A 320kbps version of this release will be available on Archive for free with a lossless version available on Bandcamp for ‘pay what you want’ which does include ‘free’. Any monies raised from this track will be donated to charity … more details to follow.

Tx



Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
Acknowledgement: Judy Schmidt
www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/a-hubble-cosmic-couple



https://archive.org/details/waag_aa002_4


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Presenting ... Let your heart take courage (waag_aa002_3) by Stephen Briggs



“Let your heart take courage (waag_aa002_3)” is the third of four pieces by Stephen Briggs that are intended for the season of Advent.

Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, and the like without fear; It is a quality we need desperately today when we consider all that is happening in our beautiful world. The terrorists and the warmongers want us to fear and every Star Wars fan knows that fear is the path to the dark side:

Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.

We need the courage to live without fear … and for us to have courage, we need hope. The time of Advent is all about hope: the hope of a new day.

The four soundscapes that will make up this second “Ambient Advent” collection are designed for contemplation and meditation during what has become a very busy period.

Regardless how you celebrate this period, I hope this piece will give you a sense of peace.

A 320kbps version of this release will be available over on Archive for free with a lossless version available on Bandcamp for ‘pay what you want’ which does include ‘free’. Any monies raised from this track will be donated to charity … more details to follow.

Tx

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Image Credit: NASA/JAXA
https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/venus-from-the-international-space-station

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

Presenting ... Ambient Advent 2015: "We Wait For The Light (waag_aa002_12)" by Stephen Briggs



“We wait for the light (waag_aa002_2)” is the second of four pieces by Stephen Briggs that are intended for the season of Advent.

Darker than the previous soundscape, “We wait for the light” is all about anticipation … of waiting and watching … of wondering about the future.

The four soundscapes that will make up this second “Ambient Advent” collection are designed for contemplation and meditation during what has become a very busy period.

Regardless how you celebrate this period, I hope this piece will give you a sense of peace.

A 320kbps version of this release will be available over on Archive for free with a lossless version available on Bandcamp for ‘pay what you want’ which does include ‘free’. Any monies raised from this track will be donated to charity … more details to follow.

Tx


Image credit: NASA/SDO > www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/coronal-hole-front-and-center 


https://archive.org/details/waag_aa002_2