Cosmic Hoffmann – Astral Journey


Release data: Cosmic Hoffmann – Astral Journey CD-R, Heart & Mind, 2010 Here we got another archival release, Volume 4 in the Vintage Rarities from the 70’s-series, entitled “Astral Journey”, which also marks the final part of this series. No surprise we again get a good portion of highly improvised and emotionally driven retro music on the seven pieces, which was made using pure analogue…

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Cosmic Hoffmann – Hypernova


Release data: Cosmic Hoffmann – Hypernova CD-R, Private Release, 2009 “Hypernova” offers another bunch of restored tracks from the old days, coming from the music archives of Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock. The nine pieces (partly inspired by Klaus Schulze, Tangerine Dream and NEU) on this third instalment of vintage rarities of the ‘70s & 80s feature the usual analogue suspects (mellotron, minimoog, Roland M 100, tape-drives echo…

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Stephen Parsick feat. Cosmic Hoffmann – Blasters of the Universe


Release data: Stephen Parsick feat. Cosmic Hoffmann – Blasters of the Universe CD-R, Private Release, 2008 “Blasters of the Universe” is a compilation of eight live and improvised tracks from the vaults of Mr Parsick from the period 1999-2001, in which he collaborated with Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock, aka Cosmic Hoffmann. Created during various spontaneous sessions and rehearsals, I consider it a vintage recording in more than…

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Cosmic Hoffmann – Outerspace Gems


Release data: Cosmic Hoffmann – Outerspace Gems CD, Manikin Records, 2008 This is the second release of vintage rarity recordings (1978-1985) from Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock, aka Cosmic Hoffmann, now put out as a pressed cd on the established Berliner-based Manikin label. Retro fans will find lots of their liking here, already set in good mood with the energizing, vintage sequencing and cosmic textures of the 10-minute…

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Cosmic Hoffmann – Space Gems


Release data: Cosmic Hoffmann – Space Gems CD-R, Heart and Mind, 2007 As vintage electronic music is very popular the last couple of years, several musicians and band have released stuff from their archives. Well, the same goes for Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock, aka Cosmic Hoffmann, who started composing electronic music around the middle of the ’70. “Space Gems”, subtitled “vintage rarities of the ‘70s”, is the…

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Cosmic Hoffmann – Electric Trick


Release data: Cosmic Hoffmann – Electric Trick CD, Heart and Mind, 2005 The album “Electric Trick” is the sixth cd of Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock aka Cosmic Hoffmann. It features recordings made between 1978 and 2003. Stephen Parsick joins him on several tracks of what is described as a 70 minute vintage/psychedelic ride through time and space. The album offers a nice blend of rich mellotron textures,…

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