Sunday, May 10, 2015

Two releases from Cousin Silas: "Dronescape 026 (waag_drs026)" and "Through a Cobweb Strange (waag_rel069)"

First up ... we have Dronescape 026:
Earlier today I watched a programme that explored sensory deprivation using a flotation tank. The idea of nothingness was an idea both compelling and frightening to the host: sixty minutes of nothing is a rather intimidating prospect … just you and your thoughts. 
I wonder if that’s what some people think about longform drones … that a post-sixty minute ambient soundscape is, in some way, a scary proposition. I don’t know. What I do know, however, is that I like to be alone with my thoughts and Cousin Silas’ dronescapes are a great enabler for me to get some “down time”. 
Dronescape 026 … yes, the twenty-sixth instalment in Cousin Silas’ longform series … is worthy addition to his post-sixty minute canon. In fact, it is a fine addition to his body of work.  
I really hope you enjoy it as much as I have.


We then have "the Disco album" ...
“Through a Cobweb Strange (waag_rel069)” from Cousin Silas … affectionately referred to as “the disco album” when discussing it with Dave prior to release … is full of beats. In fact, “Through a Cobweb Strange (waag_rel069)” features fifteen downtempo tracks that combine Silas’ particular style of ambient guitar with varying degrees of percussion.
I love the variety of Cousin Silas’ music and gravitate towards different elements depending on my mood. He can and does turn his hand to some exceptional longform drones; dark, atmospheric soundscapes; and lighter, expressive ambient electronica; I have a particular fondness for his tracks with a percussive element and find his version of downtempo electronic music very engaging. I really hope you do too.

As always ... 320kbps versions of these releases are 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.



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