Master Generator by Kosmonaut

Important!! To open this package use a sharp blade or a small sharp pair of scissors and gently cut through the three, white surgical taped sides, while NOT cutting through the sewn left side! It will then fold open and all shall be revealed!

Proceeds go to the Creston J. Walker Foundation - a Children With Cancer support group that helped the artist and his family.

CD £29.99 TRS064

Bespoke handmade art edition benefit CD on Time Released Sound. Edition of 100 copies, ships separately to whatever else you may order with this!.

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Master Generator by Kosmonaut
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9/10 Laurie 07 July 2016

Time Released Sound have really outdone themselves on their packaging here. Instead of wrapping their CD in a cute bit of old newspaper, they’ve only produced a superb old-style card packet that is also the external packaging that this will arrive in if you order! None of that whitewashed modern jiffy crap. As usual, you’ll get all those extra printed trinkets as well as a bonus 3” CD. Comprehensive. And the proceeds go to a children’s leukemia charity to aid Kosmo’s daughter, among many others suffering the same.

That makes it a pretty heartfelt expression, Kosmonaut channeling his best and trippiest ambience on Master Generator. It will take you on a kosmik journey from abstracted string-walls on ‘Waiting Room’, to phased out drum circles on the title track and buried choirs on ‘Marrow’. It sort of reminds me of Ben Frost on A U R O R A, just with perhaps fewer snarling distortions and more Love Streams-y broken vocals. Add a hint of IX Tab’s lysergic textural madness and you’re almost there. Kosmonaut’s depiction of ‘Chemotherapy’ centres on undulating, obscured harmonies sung by a poor smudged voice. But the real lure of the album is the shifting dynamic between beautiful or challenging walls of enveloping sound and the more prominently percussive segments, a dynamic most obvious in the 12-minute ‘Leukocyte’.

This record is pretty much the embodiment of the fight against the disease, musically intense and confrontational and filled with spirit. Kosmonaut urges you to ‘please give it a listen, and help visualize the cancer cells dying!!’, and with the uneasy, abrasive but captivating textures, it’s hard not to.

If you do pick it up, heed the instructions in the press release on how to open it! They’re very specific.


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