I was recently asked what I get out of running a wee netlabel ... I replied almost immediately: I help bring beauty to this world.
I'm not a musician. I wish I was but I am not. Neither am I an artist in the pen-and-paper / paint-and-canvas kind of way. Again, I wish I was but I am not. Whilst I am kind of handy with a camera and have a thing for arranging typefaces on images, the way I bring beauty to this world is to help musicians like Cousin Silas get their sounds out there.
I don't believe there will ever be too much music out there ... and I certainly do NOT think there can be too much Cousin Silas in circulation. I simply adore his dronescapes and welcome each one with the kind of frenzy usually reserved for rock stars. Dronescape 016 is no exception.
The 16th Dronescape is an exercise in feeling and in restraint ... where being present in the moment is paramount and nothing is added to detract from this.
I hope you will enjoy this addition to Cousin Silas' extensive canon of drones as much as I do. I also hope you will return to it, as I do, time and again.
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 ... albeit progress has been hampered by my recent illness. Any funds raised by 016 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 016.