Saturday, August 29, 2009

New tunes :: "uncertainty" by cousin silas



I'm kind of emotional as I type this... but I am SOOOO stoked to tell you that uncertainty has been released. Cousin Silas is an awesome ambient electronica producer and a dear email friend... and I am in seventh heaven listening to his latest release.

This is the album I mentioned previously that contains two tracks that were inspired by my photos... and I have to say I am proud to be associated with them. Truly beautiful and exemplary of the ambient genre.

In fact, this album is what ambient music is to me. It is the culmination. It is the diary definition...

It is simply breathtaking. Languid. Sublime. Pastoral. Very relaxing. It feeds me... sustains me... inspires the deep recesses of my mind and my soul to dream. It haunts me... envelops me... encourages me to relax... to let go and to drift.

Don't get me wrong... this isn't some sonic noodling... someone farting about with their vast collection of vintage synths... as some in the genre are fond of doing. Uncertainty is an intricately crafted body of work... that is sonically challenging and diverse. It is fresh and new... and shows where Cousin Silas has progressed as an artist.

It would be unfair for me to pick out songs... but I am partial to "the tunnel was blocked with something" and "a drop in temperature"... and I do naturally gravitate towards "Strathclyde Park Loch" and "three chimneys with ladder".

I have a feeling this album will be in my top five of 2009... and on my iPhone for a very long time.

I am humbled to have been part of the creative process, however small, and am grateful to folks like Cousin Silas for crafting such achingly beautiful music and releasing it for free.

Please check it out.

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