01 January 2019: The Emporium Project (Cousin Silas & Friends)

 Tonight on FreeForm Radio, we offer an ambient journey from Cousin Silas & Friends as a contrast to your New Year's Eve revelry.

Coming in at just over two hours long (two hours and nine minutes to be precise) is the first part of the first "The Emporium Project" ... a collection of collaborations that span multiple genres but hold true to their central, uniting force ... Cousin Silas.

On 1.1, Cousin Silas & his Friends bring to the table longform ambient and unique sounds inspired by ska ... atmospheric soundscapes that use field recordings and tracks that feel like they were recorded in an out-of-the-way Blues club ... dark ambient eeriness and more percussive sounds. It is, without doubt, a varied set, one that will appeal to the curious and the adventurous in equal measure.

As mentioned above, this is the first part of the first Emporium Project ... you can expect four more parts in the coming days and weeks ... roughly ten hours in total and plenty to keep you occupied in the dark days of winter (in the Northern Hemisphere).

As with Cousin Silas & Friends releases before, we will use this series to give a little back to our wider community. All monies raised from the sale of this album will be donated to Hospice UK. I am both fortunate and grateful to work for an employer who actively matches all donations made ... so every purchase will be doubled for the benefit of a very worthy cause.

I really do hope you will enjoy this album as much as I have.

- Thomas

**Please Note:** due to the fundraising aspect of this album, it will not be added to our collection over at archive.org.


released December 15, 2018

All music initiated by Cousin Silas. Please refer to each individual track for details of collaborator.

Photograph by Carrie Favretto

Design & Logistics by Thomas Mathie for weareallghosts.co.uk

All proceeds of this release will be donated to hospiceuk.org