During his career, Belgian synthesist Patrick ‘Wille De Wael’ Kosmos did a lot of quite memorable, visually attractive live concerts. Some of them were recorded and made it onto cassette in the early days.
Patrick had the firm belief that the synthesizer was made for the sake of cosmic music. I have a clear memory of seeing and hearing him perform his pure analogue music in Schulze style, sitting on the ground in front of his beloved synths. While playing, he most often would immerse quickly in a state of trance as his enchanting, Berlin-School-inspired cosmic music made his audience embark on a journey into the heavens. He regarded each performance as unique and, in addition to a number of set pieces he also improvised a great deal. It was all about the music of the spheres and about the feelings with the aim of carrying the audience along in such a way that it eventually became a cosmic whole.
This live, rather quiet, atmospheric recording, made during “The Visitor” tour in the fall of 1988, is another testament to Patrick Kosmos’ talent. Hearing it again in the here and now still gives me goosebumps, something most certainly applying to the sparkling final track “Hurry on Sundown”.
With the release of “The Visitor”, the 8th disc of “The Chronicles”, Patrick’s precious musical legacy lives on…
You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the Patrick Kosmos artist page.
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