Saturday, March 23, 2013

Presenting... "The Lost Room (waag_rel019)" by Kevin Lyons

Cousin Silas is my A&R man. He is always recommending new music to me and introducing me to some of the fabulously talent people he calls friends. Kevin Lyons is one such friend.

I was bowled over when Kevin sent through the tracks that would later form the basis of "The Lost Room (waag_rel019)", our 27th release on weareallghosts. The depth of expression contained within the 15 tracks simply stunned me … each track stood on its own merits as its own self-contained piece of beauty.

I was taken with the width on offer too … Lyons moves effortless between guitar-orientated ambient, engaging electronica and Tangerine Dream-esque soundscapes ... he does this with remarkable ease. It was and is a joy to behold. Tracks like "Monoceros" and "Leviathan" are a true pleasure to listen to … a pleasure I know will last the test of time.

I am delighted to release "The Lost Room (waag_rel019)" on weareallghosts and I genuinely hope you enjoy this record as much as I do.

As always, an MP3 version will be available for free on Archive … with a Lossless version available on Bandcamp for 'pay what you want' (see player below). Any profits will go directly to the artist. However, if you do decide to pay £0 for it, and you are more than welcome to do so, then all we ask in return is for you to tell everyone you know about Lyons' work.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Presenting... "Dronescape 004 (waag_drs004)" by Cousin Silas

"So long as the gift is not withheld, the creative spirit will remain a stranger to the economies of scarcity. Salmon, forest birds, poetry, symphonies, or Kula shells, the gift is not used up in use. To have painted a painting does not empty the vessel out of which the paintings come. On the contrary, it is the talent which is not in use that is lost or atrophies, and to bestow one of our creations is the surest way to invoke the next."

Lewis Hyde - "The Gift - How the Creative Spirit transforms the World"

This quote sums up, at least for me, the creative spirit of Cousin Silas. He does not withhold his gift. He gives it away and, in doing so, it is not used up.

We are now on our fourth 'Dronescape' and there are no signs that he is slowing down. In fact, I believe his creative spark is at an all time 'sparkiness' … his recent work for weareallghosts, for Jack Hertz' label or for Complex Silence demonstrates this.

His dronescapes have become very personal to me … they have been and are a source of strength to me in difficult times, giving me a sense of calm and focus whilst everything else seems to be going crazy. I am forever in his debt for this.

I hope you enjoy this piece as much I as have and do. As always, an MP3 version is available for free on Archive with a lossless version available on Bandcamp for 'pay what you want' … which does include £0. All we ask, if you do decide to take the music for free, is that you spread the word … tell your friends and family … and keep the gift moving.

The music of Cousin Silas is a gift worthy of continual movement. I, for one, look forward to his next piece with anticipation.


Released 18 March 2013
Music by Cousin Silas
Design and Logistics by Thomas Mathie

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Presenting... "Ghosts That Dance (waag_rel018)" by Mystified

I have a whole heap of love for Thomas Park aka Mystified and the music he creates: the drone he released on the 31st December, 2012; is a fantastic piece of music … as is the piece he contributed to our end-of-year compilation. He is a talented chap and I am delighted to have him as part of weareallghosts.

And it is this latter piece - "Network" - which kicked off this four-track EP. It became the starting point for the music on "Ghosts That Dance (waag_rel018)". I was so taken with "Network" that I asked Park if he had any other tracks like it up his sleeve … and he promptly obliged with a further three vibrant, upbeat, slices of dance-y electronica … which I just adore. These tracks really came together nicely and it felt appropriate to release them as an EP … this included rereleasing "Network" … which I think really sets the EP off.

I have only one hope for this EP: that you really, really dig these tracks as much as I do.

My sincere thanks to Thomas Park for his contribution and his ongoing support for weareallghosts and the wider community that we are both part of.

As always, an MP3 copy of this EP will be made available on Archive for free ( with a lossless copy available on Bandcamp for 'Pay What You Want' (see below) … which does include for free … all we ask is if you take the music for free that you tell everyone you know about it. Thank you!


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Presenting... "A haunting we will ghost (waag_rel017)" by Jack Hertz

H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y ! ! !

"A haunting we will ghost" is an utterly delightful and slightly spooky 16 minute drone from Jack Hertz who prepared this track to celebrate the first birthday of weareallghosts ... it was a spontaneous expression and I am grateful to him for it.

I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.


H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y ! ! !

Please note: 
This was the quickest release I've done. I received the file at 9:30p tonight and had it up on Bandcamp with a front and back cover by 11p. I will upload to asap ... but it won't be tonight.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WAAG + Presenting ... "Dronescape 003 (waag_drs003)" by Cousin Silas

On the 3rd of March, 2012; weareallghosts was born.

I introduced the world to my idea by quoting from "The Gift: How the Creative Spirit Transforms the World" by Lewis Hyde ...
"People with a sense of the gift not only speak of it as food to eat but also feed it (the Maori ceremony ‘feeds’ the forest hau). The nourishment flows both ways. When we have fed the gift with our labor and generosity, it grows and feeds us in return. The gift and its bearers share a spirit which is kept alive by its motion among them, and which in turn keeps them both alive."
This quote is still as relevant today as it was a year ago.

Now ... to celebrate our first birthday ... Cousin Silas and I decided to bring forward the release of the third instalment in the Dronescape series.

And if you are a creature of habit ... don't worry!!! Cousin Silas agreed to record a thirteenth instalment ... which is not just great news for ambient drone fans like me ... but will ensure an instalment will be released as planned on the 18th of March.

I really hope you enjoy this drone as much as I do. My sincere thanks to everyone who downloads and listens to our releases ... thank you for being a key part in the ongoing success of weareallghosts.

My thanks too to all the artists who have made weareallghosts so very special, namely ... Cousin Silas, Rebekkah Hilgreaves, Apta, Wolfgang Merx, Earlyguard, Gurdonark, Ketsa, Mystified, Jack Hertz, Scott Lawlor, and everyone on our end-of-year compilation.

Thank you all!


As always, an MP3 version of this track will be available on Archive ( for free ... with a lossless version available on Bandcamp for 'Pay What You Want' ... which does include £0. If you do download it here for free then please, please spread the word & tell your friends.

PS ... this is not the only thing we are doing to celebrate our birthday. Keep tuned to to find out more.