Here’s a fine 75-minute dish of darker flavoured vintage electronics staying close to the realm of TD’s “Phaedra” and “Rubycon”. Synthesist Dirk Jan Müller once again applied his fine range of beloved analogue synths to create the moody, quite hallucinogenic outcome, weaving intense soundscape parts with sequenced sections into a cohesive journey-kindred whole.
Cosmic Ground’s music is all about creating atmospheres and travel into imminent spaces, melody plays a minor role. The dense yet mysterious pulsating “Compact Space” is one of the peak moments on this 8-track and most tasteful recording, followed by the rather melancholic-infused spacescape “Delusion” and minimalist, Rubycon-ish “Operation: Echo”. Darkness moves in further on the finale “Burn in Hell”.
Ranking close to CG’s great debut, “Cosmic Ground 5” makes another well-accomplished Berlin School exercise for analogue gear heads and ditto aficionados.
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