I really enjoyed listening to Cousin Silas' first voyage into Berlin School style longform electronic adventures, Unlimited Boundaries (waag_rel114) ... I still do, in fact, and never thought a follow-up would be so hot on its heels.
Galactic Procession (waag_rel116) follows closely in the footsteps of its predecessor albeit with a sound that is, again, reminiscent of Virgin-era Tangerine Dream or Klaus Schulze. It isn't a rehashing of the work that's come before ... either Silas or otherwise ... no, this is wonderfully new and fresh; a richer, deeper electronic sound that beguiles the senses and draws the listener into an otherworldly space where time seems to disappear. This music has a pulse ... it is vibrant, filled with life and wonderfully engaging as it builds in intensity over its 66 minutes.
Galactic Procession (waag_rel116) is a fitting follow-up to Unlimited Boundaries (waag_rel114) ... it demonstrates that Cousin Silas has no intention of slowing down or resting on his laurels. This is Berlin School as I have come to know it and it will sit pride-of-place on my iPhone.
As before, my thanks goes to Cousin Silas, Kevin Lyons & Tim Jones, and to Warren Daly … Adrian Nicholls ... Drew Miller ... and the wonderful waag community ... for their generous support.
A 320kbps version of this release will be available, for free, over on Archive with a lossless version available here on Bandcamp for ‘pay what you want’.