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Cosmic Triggers


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.95 | 8 ratings

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4 stars There's a lot pointing to a cosmic background here, isn't it? At first glance. No doubts, the concept appears to be quite obvious, not really something new to the table. But COSMIC TRIGGERS are carrying out an advised plan, are doing well with that anyhow. I mean producing six trippy hypnotic space rock tunes for their debut, this garnered with some proper native ethnic touch as well as kosmische musik leanings. The album title suggests a play of words. Food for thought most certainly. And furthermore, according to the cover art, the band members are probably picking up the theory that humans do not come from earth, that mankind has its origin in aliens.

Hence, just like arriving from outer space or the ether, Anastasia Skabelkina for example will recitate 'We are all fractals of ourselves, we were created to create, so do it' on the album's title track. Life, the whole universe, eternally destroying and reproducing itself. Musically this is provided with a relaxed repetitive flow, implemented by the rhythm branch composed of Russel Petrov and Tagir Khisamov. Finally this leads into a dub feel with a lively synthesizer appearance as well as two guitars, one soloing, the other supporting the rhythm task. But not to forget, there's still some really delicate guitar work to notice on the opener Introduction beforehand.

Then based on didgeridoo, flute and minimalistic drums the shamanic Undermind is somehow crawling through the Russian steppe, accompanied by a rather delirious mood. The also intriguing Quant Um shows them more on uptempo groovy krautrock paths close to Can, Neu!, Amon Düül 2. Recommended! Based on an inspired execution and an accurate production (Eroc involved concerning the mix again) this is a versatile space rock album which makes a lot of fun. I would say on the same level with the likes of Polska Radio One, Ciolkowska, Sonora, Ole Lukkoye and similar.

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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