Into The Dark | volume ii (waag_rel045) is the second in a trilogy of dark, atmospheric, and rather sinister sounding ambient albums from my dear friend and everyone's favourite hoarder of electric guitars, Cousin Silas.
In keeping with the first volume (waag_rel038), this is an album where Cousin Silas goes back to his darker ambient roots. It continues down the deliciously dark and deeply atmospheric rabbit-hole that waag_rel038 started down ... back before Christmas.
Six tracks of longish form darker ambient soundscapes that feed the imagination and inspire the dreaming of dreams ... as a recent HuffPo article discussed, daydreaming is an important tool for creativity:
"Creative types know, despite what their third-grade teachers may have said, that daydreaming is anything but a waste of time."
Cousin Silas' music helps my mind to wander into places and spaces it wouldn't necessarily find on it's own ... and I will always be indebted to him for this.
I hope you enjoy this album as much as I do ... and do what I have done and add both albums into a playlist so I can consume them together.
An MP3 version of this album is available for free on Archive or a lossless version available here for 'pay what you want' which does include £0.
We are currently exploring options for a physical Cousin Silas release. Any funds raised by Into The Dark | volume ii (waag_rel045) 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 physical release in due course but for now ... enjoy Into The Dark | volume ii (waag_rel045).
PS the release of this album accidentally coincides with Cousin Silas' son's wedding ... congratulations and best wishes to the beloved couple!!! ... and no, I'm not talking about Silas and his Telecaster.
Released 17 March 2014
Music by Cousin Silas
Design & Logistics by Thomas Mathie for weareallghosts.co.uk