For me, Cousin Silas‘ brand of ambient music is like comfort food, you know, meat loaf and potatoes, macaroni and cheese, et cetera. It’s not something I want all the time, but when I need that feeling of familiarity, there’s nothing like a nice warm slice of Cousin Silas. If you are not familiar with Cousin Silas’ work, he’s extremely popular in the netlabel world, which is akin to being the highest vote getter for the Akron City Council. It’s something, but not many people know or care. However, if you’re reading this blog, you might care just a little, though don’t let Cousin Silas’ popularity be a hindrance, after all netlabel fans are the ultimate hipsters and popularity is the death-like for any hipster.
Okay, I just re-read that paragraph and made some corrections . . . WTF?! Maybe if I was high or drunk it might make some sense; it seems all over the place. Hopefully, you may have gotten this far in the review, if so, you seriously need some help. If not, apologies to Cousin Silas.
So, Please don’t hold this review against Cousin Silas’ Adrift off the Islets of Langerhans (Earthrid), in fact, if you think this review is a jumbled piece of crap, Adrift will calm you down, it is simply sumptuous. Adrift is a gorgeous hour-long work as what can best be described as classic ambient. Download now, if you like apple pie.
Note: The use of the Bandcamp player is for ease of use. The music is available for download at Sonic Squirrel as well.