Monday, November 5, 2012
Presenting... "Endless Summer EP (waag_rel008)" by Cousin Silas
If I was asked to describe in 1 word the 6 tracks on Cousin Silas' 4th release for weareallghosts I would call it 'ambientelectromelodica'. Not that I need to create a new genre of music just to describe this EP ... far from it ... the music presented in waag_008 fits nicely into the ambient realm with an electroacoustic twist and a real focus on melody.
I've had these tracks for a wee while now and wanted to see out 2012 with something special from Cousin Silas. The thing is … I simply couldn't wait any longer. I love all the music he has entrusted me to release on this wee netlabel and I will be forever in his debt … afterall it was with his encouragement that I started down this road and it is with his support (and the support of the other artists on here and our many loyal listeners) that I keep as enthused as I was back in April 2012.
"Endless Summer" is an EP of its time … a recollection of the best days of the best summers … not necessarily this summer … but one where we have benefitted from being away and do not want to return home. I can connect with this thought.
The EP contains a track entitled "For Julie" … this track is dedicated to Julie Marie Fregeac aka Madame Papillion whose videos on YouTube have be greatly appreciated by Cousin Silas … who speaks very highly of them … and he wanted to give her something in return.
The EP also features artwork from Ade Hodges and my thanks goes to him for his generosity in allowing us to use his image.
An MP3 version of this album is available over at Archive for free (archive.org/details/waag_rel008) ... and a Lossless version is available over at Bandcamp for 'pay what you want' ... I have embedded a Bandcamp player below to let you hear it.
Cousin Silas has kindly agreed that all profits raised from this EP will go directly to weareallghosts to enable the purchase of a Soundcloud account for the label. My sincere thanks go to him for his generosity!