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Cosmic Ground


Progressive Electronic

3.90 | 11 ratings

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4 stars Dirk Jan Müller is back from his third side trip to the Cosmic Ground by now, and he brings along some new goodies within the baggage. Technically seen this implies four extended elaborations, equipped with a proper Tangerine Dream retro reference again, just for a rough orientation, but definitely not reduced to that. Prepared as a double vinyl album offer this is dedicated to relax and to release basically. It's really amazing to experience how Dirk is able to materialize the imagination of gliding across the cosmos, with having a break here and there, at least for three times.

70 minutes, 70 days, 70 years? ... distance and time do not play a significant role anymore, are rather meaningless, when accompanying him on his recorded trips. And that's for sure, one will not suffer from boredom due to enough variation. There's a carefully pulsating flow given, respresented by the initial track Ground Control for example. And many many thanks for that wonderfully melancholic entree into Crumbling Darkness! Later on he's adding some hypnotic beat tendency, leaning towards rhythmic motion. Some impressions where you can divine his relation to Electric Orange in my opinion.

'Cosmic Ground III' is a new delicacy for designated progressive electronics fans by all means. However, I' don't have the ability to say if this is better than his prior albums or not, actually. Well, it doesn't matter in the end. Although Dirk is acting with a frequency of one album per year, which is rather ambitious when also taking his other projects into account, this is really well made, not something self-regarding at all. Recommended!

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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