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Kösmonaut - Procession Of the Sun CD (album) cover




Progressive Electronic

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2 stars Free phone call to the sun

This is some real trippy stuff! Not that I would recommend it to anyone out there, because the fact of the matter is, that inside the world of prog electronic, the only crowds available around here have a somewhat boring inclination for Tangerine Dream's more melodic output. I actually love that too, but try getting folks to sample something outside of the perimeter, and I'll show you a butch unshaven Peter Pan in a pair of leather trousers.

Kösmonaut is anything but your melodic Berlin School electronics. It weaves around frantically somewhere between the noisiness of Maurichio Bianchi and the introvert nature of French pioneer Heldon, - although here we aren't facing noise, avant-garde or industrial screeches, but great big ponds of still musical membranes suddenly touched and forever vibrating and shimmering like a regular mirage of sound.

Through a series of synth modulations and organ frenzied horror cabinet backdrafts, Kösmonaut delivers an esoteric and abstract musical voyage, that takes you out under the starry skies on these structure- less scoops of electronic sound. The very moment you get hit by something tangible on this release, is when you hear the compact bundled and somewhat breakdancing nature of the second track, which all of a suddenly transforms into something I would never ever have guessed. For about 30 seconds, it becomes a hardcore 90s dance track, only to propel itself into oblivion on melting psychedelic remnants of the synthesizer that by now is singing an entirely different tune.

To people outside of the prog electronic sphere, this could be the thing that opened up a world of altogether alternative musical pleasures, and you would do yourself good in trying out this album on for size. It's free, so why don't you?

Procession of the Sun as it is aptly named - does make you think upwards. Like most electronic ventures, we are reminded of that most camp of genres, whenever we encounter the sounds of the synthesizer: science fiction with all what that entails of spaceships, green men and laser beams. This one is no different, and just to be perfectly foreseeable, I'd like to cement this album's status as a journey to space: First of all, look at the great cover art. Then listen to the bird picking synthesizer tweeks, the criss crossing beams of sound that run amok over the stillness of the stagnant yet highly swirling musical tapestries lurking stoically in the back like a resting Buddha of stone bubbles.

This could actually be the very definition of an album worthy of the Collectors/fans only rating - that is 2 stars, but this reviewer is hoping for some adventurous souls out there in the jungles of internet, who will sacrifice an hour of their cracker-jack lives merely to throw themselves into this electrified musical pond. Beware of the splashes people!

Guldbamsen | 2/5 |


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