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Sula Bassana - Kosmonauts [Aka: Sulatronics 2] CD (album) cover


Sula Bassana


Psychedelic/Space Rock

2.67 | 14 ratings

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2 stars Another facet of Sula Bassana's allrounder experiences. He already had published this songs on CD-R in 2009 under the working title 'Sulatronics 2'. After receiving many reviews and requests the decision grew to reissue this material as an official album. All instruments are handled by himself - okay, this is nothing new really, the same applies to the mixing process which has been done by Eroc once again with high quality guarantee as usual. The new album title 'Kosmonauts' fits. Who is familiar with his work knows that Sula (nearly) always deals with cosmic and sci-fi themes, no matter what project is just up-to-date. And indeed this one can be treated as spacey music again, however on this occasion clearly deriving from the electronic/ambient fields.

So here you can explore five downbeat/breakbeat or maybe even drum 'n' bass coloured songs decorated with Berlin School progressive electronic elements. All in all made of a strong repetitive behaviour, speaking of the beat (drumbox) first of all. The opener Barbarella comes hypnotic, simplistic, synths and mouthharp are only slightly varying over the course of eleven minutes. Thora and Stella Star however are showing a groovy beat and swirling synths which stylistically gets closer to some Ozric Tentacles stuff.

Trillian consists of swelling dub oriented elements where Pygar shows a Tangerine Dream similar outfit with melancholic relaxed synth and guitar patterns, a nice atmospheric one, for me the best track. As stated before a professional production and probably a revelation for fans of electronically worked out music, however not my cup of tea. I can't get used to it really, and the same applies to the artwork which unfortunately provokes mixed feelings - 2.5 stars.

Rivertree | 2/5 |


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