Ballard Landscapes 3

by Cousin Silas

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[R 2013.03.04]
[Ballard 3]
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Brian Bourassa
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Brian Bourassa In case you haven't done the research... A Ballard Landscape is a term derived from an English Novelist, J.G. Ballard. Something that is Ballardian then refers to a bleak man-made landscapes. These "landscapes" are usually regarded as dystopian: the creation of an utterly horrible or degraded society.
While their can be some beauty in Cousin Silas's depictions, they are an exceptional representation of the Ballardian theme, brought to our ears, for all to hear.
frederick james 4life
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frederick james 4life Awesome album and this music resonates with me, in my thoughts and day to day life. Favorite track: The Strange Ciphers Of Canaveral.
Zero Zone 05:29
Re-Entry 08:38
End Game 05:37


This is my third collectively inspired selection of JG Ballard inspired tracks. Whilst I haven’t done a Ballard collection for some time now, all my albums since Ballard Landscapes 2 have had at least one track on there that has been related to ‘something’ Ballardian. I find his locations and moods so evocative and I really can’t see me ever consciously (or otherwise) stopping. The Ballard albums have proved to be some of my most popular albums and I think it would be naïve of me to think it was just the music rather than the man who inspired them that attracts people to these albums. Either way, I do hope you enjoy this third collection and I would like to thank Jack Hertz for giving me the opportunity to be have had the chance to be fully inspired again by Ballard.

For those who wish to collect the entire Ballard Landscapes set. You can mail away to join the Cousin Silas fan club for a JG Ballard secret decoder ring. Just kidding about the club and ring, but the albums are free to download so why not have a listen:

Ballard Landscapes:

Ballard Landscapes 2:


released March 4, 2013

Cousin Silas: Synths and Guitars

Cousin Silas was born in 1959 and raised in the Colne Valley in West Yorkshire. He draws inspiration from such diverse sources as JG Ballard, Fortean events, memories and Brian Eno. More information can be found at

Cover by Thomas Mathie

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