Sunday, October 13, 2013
Presenting ... Silas & Friends Vol 2
"Silas & Friends vol2 (waag_rel032)" is weareallghosts' fiftieth release and what a release it is … a real smorgasbord of sounds from my fave musician and his wonderfully, delightfully, fantastically eclectic group of chums … most of whom I consider friends too.
I have looked forward to this compilation for some time and I am pleased to be able to finally release it. It is an album that has taken a considerable amount of effort to compile and it stands as a testament to the driving force that is Cousin Silas. His involvement in each of these tracks is a force that brings tremendous consistency … he puts his name only to things he considers his best and this is apparent when listening to this album.
That said, Cousin Silas does not stand alone … each track is a collaboration … each track is a meeting of minds … and congratulations must go to each person involved … from the musicians who have worked with Silas through to my own collaboration with Ade Hodges & Adam Howie. Synergy is an over-used 'business bingo' word but in this case it is apt and fitting … because the synergy of each collaboration is apparent.
This release, however, marks a bittersweet moment because we are, as a community, in mourning … we have lost one of our own. Kevin Haller aka Burning Artist is no longer with us and can not share in the fruits of his labour. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as we dedicate this album to his memory.
An MP3 version of this album is available for free on Archive or a lossless version available over on Bandcamp for 'pay what you want' which does include £0. 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.