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THE DILATION OF MOTHER COSMOS

Kösmonaut

 

Progressive Electronic

3.00 | 2 ratings

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memowakeman
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3 stars Great electronic stuff!

I was absolutely attracted (I laughed, I admit) by the description that Patrick R. Park (aka Kösmonaut) gave about his musical project in the "Official review our music" forum, that I immediately wanted to listen to it. So I downloaded his three albums, and now I will share my thoughts about "The Dilation of Mother Cosmos" which is his first one (if I am not wrong), and the shortest one, with a total length of 36 minutes, divided in ten compositions. Eight of them are short track (three or less minutes) and two longer ones (seven, and ten minutes respectively).

I have to say that since the first time I listened to Kösmonaut, I felt captivated, excited by his music, because it is a realm that really catches your attention and don't let you escape until it completely finishes. One of my friends told me I had discovered "Edgar Froese's lost son", haha. The album opens with "Introduction", which is a short piece that works as the title suggests. "The Cavernous Meridian of Existence" is exactly what you can imagine about an electronic prog artist, repetitive but addictive sound, lots of synthesizers, a constant drumming and an hypnotizing sound overall.

"Distant Hills" may work for a dramatic film scene, because it has a tense ambient that suggests care and attention. "Eclipses of Infinite Space" has a cool drum structure, though it is constant, it is not plain. But well, the important are the synthesizers, and how every second new elements are being added, so the song invites you to fall deeper into the space.

"The Dilation of Mother Cosmos Part 1" is one of the long tracks. With seven minutes, it starts slowly and progresses little by little, here you can once again play with your imagination, create images in your mind and invent scenarios of your own story, but well, evidently, you will find your place at outer space, in the cosmos, its cosmos. There is a moment where you can feel totally relaxed, so take advantage of it and clear your mind.

"Propelled Into Light" has a faster and more dynamic sound, it suggests movement and hurry. It suddenly vanishes, and immediately later, "Your Brain is God" starts. These two tracks are really short, but as I mentioned before, they are very visual, and may be used for any film score or any other story.

"Binary Star" has again drums, which put a nice rhythm, and this time they are more dynamic. Then, the atmospheres are being built and little by little they catch your attention. It is much better if you listen to it with headphones, so it is an advice. "Battle of the Cosmic Womb" is the shortest piece, with only one minute of spacey noises that sound as the music of a Nintendo game.

Finally, the longest track comes with "The Dilation of Mother Cosmos Part 2", whose ten minutes are a clear example of the hypnotizing sound of electronic prog, and more specific, of Kösmonaut. I like the variation of sounds, the structure and the images it produces. Worth mentioning the inner changes, and the increase of the sound in some moments, creating a tense and somber atmosphere.

Though out of the 3 Kösmonaut albums this is my least favorite, I believe this is a nice album nonetheless, but honestly I think it is far from his two other releases, which I will review soon. My final grade will be three stars.

Enjoy it!

memowakeman | 3/5 |

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