In April, I spoke of strange days requiring strange music ... that uneasy listening is ideally for the uneasy times that we experience.
I didn't think that, in what is now the second-half of 2020, things would remain so utterly weird:
Whilst our shops and restaurants and cafes and pubs open up ... we have face-masks and hand-sanitiser and still cannot hug our loved ones. Our movements are tracked and whole towns have been locked back down due to a resurgence in the virus. We have people grateful for the relaxation in the rules, trying as best they can to get back to some sense of normality and we also have people protesting having to wear a mask as if looking after both yourself and your neighbour is a bad thing.
And in response to these strange and uncertain times, Cousin Silas amassed a group of his friends to create, in collaboration and at a distance, another of his exceptional " ... and friends" albums.
Together, alone ... this group of friends has created music that speaks to this day with ambient sounds, beats, guitar and bass. I welcome more music from Cousin Silas and his friends, and thank him for this: the second part of Volume 8.
May this become the soundtrack to your time at home.
01. Cousin Silas & Glove Of Bones - Intermission 3 - Nails 03:11
02. Cousin Silas & Autonomaton - Storm Of Days 05:04