Saturday, October 31, 2020

Presenting ... Cousin Silas & Friends volume 8 part 4 (waag_rel142)

At summer's end, as the nights draw in, we need as much light and hope as possible. As the UK endures a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions are being reintroduced, we need something to keep us going ... something to remind us that the sun is still shining above the clouds.

And it is in this environment, that Cousin Silas brings the fourth part of his " ... and friends, volume eight", a wonderful mix of the familiar ("Portland (Rework)" by Cousin Silas & Wilfried Hanrath); delightfully gentle ambience ("A New Day In A New City" by Cousin Silas & Ron Shaylor or "Westford Morning" by Cousin Silas & Adam Steinberg); Berlin School style synths ("Majestic Antares" by Cousin Silas & OneAmbient4); and the vibrant and quirky ("Across The Wastelands" by Cousin Silas & Kevin Lyons or "An Apocalypse Is An Opportunity (To Move To A Higher Level)" by Cousin Silas & Reader Advisor);

This volume just gets better and better.

As with the third part, there is just so much beauty on this album and I, for one, think our world needs this right now.

- Thomas

PS ... Volume 8 in all its parts will be "pay what you want" ... I would rather you download this album for free and pay it forward by using the money you may have spent to donate to a charity doing something positive in these strange days. I also want this album to be accessible to folks who may have financial concerns as a result of the pandemic ... please take the album for free and may it be a help and blessing to you in these uncertain times.


Thursday, October 8, 2020

Presenting ... Dronescape 045 (waag_drs045) by Cousin Silas


Earlier in the year, August to be exact, I had the privilege of spending a few days in Fife, Scotland; As we drove to our digs in a farmhouse near Glenrothes, we decided to stop off in the beautiful village of Culross for a picnic lunch. 

The rain that day did not stop but that didn't deter us from exploring the village. We wandered around the cobbled streets and spent some time in the Palace's Gardens, which were kindly opened by the National Trust for Scotland, the custodians of said Palace. 

Afterwards, rather than heading back (we had visited the Palace before) we explored further and ended up in these wonderfully eerie and deathly quiet back lanes: lanes with cobbles that we treacherously slick with rain and green with various forms of intentional and unintentional flora ... lanes where no car could go ... lanes where you felt in another time and place, out of step and just passing through;

It is a wonderful memory that came to me almost immediately when I played the latest Dronescape from Cousin Silas ... a piece that reminds of the peace and quiet of these lanes, so much so that it informed the artwork for the release.

Dronescape 045 is a wonderfully gentle piece: vivid and yet relaxing; it is the perfect soundscape for these anxious times that we are living in ... music to relax with ... music to be enjoyed with headphones and minimal distractions ... the perfect accompaniment for "me time" whether your 71 minutes involves of a sound-bath or a bubble-bath ... or wandering with your camera in the back lanes of a historic village.

Take time out to listen to Cousin Silas' latest Dronescape, I doubt you will regret it. I certainly haven't.

Please Note:

weareallghosts is funded through the money we receive for albums and dronescapes such as this. For us to realistically continue to put out this level of quality in the quantity that we do, we need to levy a small charge for some of our releases. Please help out by buying the dronescape. 

That said, if you aren’t able to then please note a 320kbps version of this release will be available in the next couple of days over on Archive ( for free. 

- Thomas