Sunday, December 14, 2008

An update on Cousin Silas

I love out-of-the-blue emails from old friends... on Friday night I received a wee email from my fave ambient music producer Cousin Silas (pictured above).

A while back he did an exclusive selection of tracks for me to listen to. I absolutely loved them and hoped to hear them out sometime via Earth Monkey or Earthrid. Turns out I am not the only person who raves about his work...

The writer Jesus Olmo is a big fan. Cousin Silas produced another exclusive mix for him and there is a possibility that Olmo might use it in a video installation next year sometime.

I would be so stoked if he did. I think Cousin Silas' music is truly beautiful. It is atmospheric with a picturesque nature about it... that conjures up mental images from within the soundscapes. He is definitely up there as one of my go-to musicians when I need some ambient distraction. I want him to get the recognition his music deserves... and hope this installation thing to be one means of him achieving this.

Some of the tracks that he let me hear have a new direction... more sequenced... that take his music in a new directions giving it a wider reach... more Vangelis and Tangerine Dream... which I find really exciting to listen to.

I asked him about this... and anyother new material he has in the pipeline...

He has 4 or 5 tracks ready for stillstream - the ambient internet radio station - as well as some tracks being shaped for another Earth Monkey release (possibly under the "ltd" banner) and some tracks nearing completion with Kevin Busby at Earthrid.

Personally, I can't wait. Thanks for the email Silas ol' buddy.

If you like ambient electronic music then please check out his work on Earth Monkey or Earthrid.

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