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A Journey Beyond Understanding

by Cousin Silas / Head Joint

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released January 31, 2015

Cousin Silas is the stage name of English electronic music artist David Hughes.
The name comes from a character in King Crimson's song, "Happy Family".
He has released over forty albums on various netlabels.
Between 1990 and 2000 he wrote several short stories, poetry, prose,
and articles that were published in small press magazines such as Back Brain Recluse,
Nova SF, The Scanner, REM, Nerve Gardens, The Lyre, Auguries and Focus.
On January 28, 2004 Cousin Silas made an appearance on BBC Radio 1 played by John Peel.
As of May 2014, he has collected 35 guitars that he uses in his music.

"I have been creating various forms of ambient since early 2000 and in that time
I've explored many sub genres including drone, ambient both light and dark, experimental,
and a variety of styles inbetween. I enjoy the freedom that this type of music offers."


Head Joint has been recording since 2003.


Progressive Rock, Experimental/Experimental Rock, Fusion, Electronic, Ambient (made for Eve Online and Petroglyph Music), Nature, A Cappella

Group Members

Victor Rivkin (Atlanta, Georgia, USA) (Vocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Gemshorns, Trumpet, Drum Machines, Electric Organ, Keyboards, and Production)

Michael (Ontario, Canada) (Saoninal/Skitz) (Producer, Midi Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Guitars, Piano, Flute, Violin, Xaphoon, Tin Whistle, Clarinet, Pan Flute, Fife, Harmonicas, and Software Vst Instruments)


Clearlight, dredg, Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield, Frank Zappa, Tangerine Dream, King Crimson, Yes, The Beatles, TV on the Radio, Muse, Tom Morello, Kitaro, 65 Days of Static, Celebration, Mute Math, Bjork, Tagaq, Oceansize, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin, Genesis (only with gabriel), Anathallo, Bill Nelson, Brian Eno, Silverchair, Clann Zu, Bloc Party, Biffy Clyro, Hootie and the Blowfish, Maximum Balloon, Strata, Stomacher, Panic Division, Sparta, As Tall As Lions, Minus the Bear, ÜÜÜ (Crosses), Polyenso, Fair to Midland, The Mars Volta, The Dear Hunter, Closure in Moscow, Pixies, Neverending White Lights, RX Bandits, Hotel of the Laughing Tree, Dead Letter Circus, Children of Nova, Junius, The Trophy Fire, The Attending, Emanuel and the Fear, Broken Iris, Ramona Falls, Matthew Good, Apes & Androids, Alt-J, The Intersphere, Icarus the Owl, Breaking Orbit, Strata, Deftones, mewithoutYou, Kaddisfly, Anathema, Karnivool


/ AMD 4 Core 3.5ghz - 6gb ddr3 1600mhz Ram - Windows 7 64bit - 6tb of HD space
/ E-MU X-Board 49 key
/ Edirol PCR-A30 32 key
/ Creative SB Live 24 Bit External Soundcard (Asio)
/ Fender (Squier) Starcaster guitar
/ E-Bow
/ Hondo 12 string acoustic guitar
/ William's Studio Upright Piano
/ Hammond Organ M102
/ Bosey & Hawkes Trumpet
/ Native Instruments Komplete 8
/ Steinberg Cubase 5.1
/ Steinberg The Grand 2
/ Steinberg Groove Agent 2
/ Steinberg Hypersonic 2
/ Propellerhead Reason 5.0
/ FL Studio
/ Spectrasonics Stylus RMX
/ Spectrasonics Trilian
/ Spectrasonics Omnisphere
/ Motu Mach 5
/ Sonic Synth 2
/ Garritan World Instruments
/ Garritan Jazz and Big Band 3
/ Garritan Instant Orchestra
/ Garritan Personal Orchestra 4
/ Garritan Concert and Marching Band 2
/ Garritan Classic Pipe Organs
/ Garritan Giga Harp
/ Ibanez Gi0 electric guitar
/ Arturia Minimoog
/ Arturia Moog Modular
/ Arturia Arp 2600
/ Arturia CS-80
/ Alto Gemshorn by Cip
/ Soprano Gemshorn by Susato
/ Ion ied05 electronic drums (inactive)
/ Fender (Squier) P-Bass
/ Boss DD20 x 2
/ Boss CE20
/ Zvex Fuzz Factory
/ Takamine Jasmine Acoustic Electric Guitar (needs repairs on the electric section, used anyway)
/ Line 6 Verbzilla
/ Line 6 DL-4 (inactive)
/ Digitech Whammy 4 (needs repairs)
/ Digitech Whammy Drop Tune
/ Drum Station DT-010
/ Jam Origin Midi Guitar
/ Kjaerhus Classic Audio vsts
/ Majken's Pan-Oh!-Rama and Grizzly
/ Korg Kaoss Mini Pad 2
/ ElectrokraftPickups.com Tone Box
/ Frostwave Sonic Alienator (needs repairs, using it anyway)
/ Electro Harmonix Crying Tone Wah Pedal
/ Samson CO1U Meteor USB Microphone
/ Slide Didge (needs repairs)
/ Trumpet (needs repairs using it anyway)
/ First Act Clarinet
/ First Act Flute
/ First Act Violin
/ Hohner Harmonicas C D G
/ Hohner Harmonica Piedmont Blues Set
/ Maui Xaphoon (Pocket Sax)
/ Clarke Tin Whistle
/ Yamaha Fife
/ Pan Flute
/ 100s of VST Software Instruments
/ 100s of VST Software Effects

Our list of instruments will continue to grow. We will incorporate all sorts of sounds to further enhance the journey we bring to our listeners




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The donations we get for the albums sold here will go to cover some of our expenses
Petroglyph Music focusing on Ambient/experimental music as well as Progressive Rock, Post Rock and Electronic Music, Mostly on CC.License (Free download)

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