recorded in 2018/2019 at dom/attic and studio fleisch, aachen
performed, mixed, produced and mastered by Dirk Jan Müller
analog modular synthesizers and sequencers, farfisa organ, string ensembles, mellotron, bass
released October 25, 2019
Press Info from Label:
DD60 Cosmic Ground “Cosmic Ground 5” LP (Pressing of 300 on “Galaxy Yellow | Black vinyl)
The first release for the year on Polytechnic Youth’s sister label, the more kosmische flavoured Deep Distance; sees the next instalment of the mighty Cosmic Ground oeuvre. The on-off project for Electric Orange’s electronic maestro Dirk Jan Muller, and LP 5 here, is simply incredible.
Three super heavy, deep mind-splitting kosmische space jams- heavy as ever on leanings towards the famed Berlin school sound, but also nods to the heavily echo drenched sound of Gunter Schickert, and “Inventions for Electric Guitar” era Manuel Gottsching. This truly is that good. We’ve long since said that no-one out there currently -in our eyes- quite gets it as much as Dirk’s Cosmic Ground, and this record substantiates that hunch.
First track “Girls from Outer Space” has perhaps a more tuneful feel to previous releases, and recalls early period Emeralds or some Oneohtrix Point Never; but builds across greater mind frying intense peaks before descending into a gentle Popol Vuh like serenity. “Compact / Space” continues the pace, clocking in at almost 10 minutes of rising and spiraling beautiful, dark analogue deep space drones.
Consisting the entire length of side 2, “Operation: Echo” does pretty much what it says on the tin, an incredible echo drenched cosmic tour-de-force heavy on the intense sequenced vibe of prime era Schulze/T.Dream, arcing outwards and upwards in sheer intensity and whacked out kosmische / psychedelic ambition.
Available as a 300 copy, vinyl pressing on suitably apt ‘Galaxy Yellow / Black’ smoky vinyl. Digital via: cosmicground.bandcamp.com (alongside a CD release).