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The Cosmic Jokers



3.95 | 137 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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5 stars This masterpiece caused a deep satisfaction to me, which should not be a surprise as I'm a fan of the early Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel, and the members of those bands are essential part of this project group.

A-side introduces the elements which please me so much; Beautiful calm melodies and ethereal, open echo treatments creating aesthetically perfect vintage cosmic music. There are also mantra-like progressions slightly reminding the "Mediation Mass" record of Yatha Sidhra. The drums enter after four minutes to dance gently to the back ground. Music evolves slowly and logically, directing to both outer and inner space, driving to a deeper level after an inviting beginning, seducing to listen to the music intensively. Calm levels with slightly oriental tones lead to stronger passage, sounding Tangerine Dream with drums, creating a perfect synthesis from these elements.

B-side opens with beautiful quiet reverb prayer, starting another journey, resembling strongly the styles of the main groups of the musicians, being beautiful, calm psychedelic voyage to the realms of light and shadows, later hovering trough abstract musical entities which some of them sound like borne from innovation of Pink Floyd's late 1960's sounds, expanded to full capacity when the restraints of pioneers and commercial pressures are conquered in music like this.

In my opinion this album contains really serious and interesting music, and I would recommend it to anybody interested of this music genre.

Eetu Pellonpaa | 5/5 |


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