Kind words have come in for Kösmonaut’s Future Machines. This comes as no surprise to us since we’ve always known how good this record was, but we’re more than happy to share with you the discerning words of others. Check out the snippets below, and follow the links to read each complete review:
Tiny Mix Tapes / Cerberus:
“It’s dangerous to start off a calendar year with a record like Future Machines because I’m not sure if it can possibly get better from here on out. Kösmonaut, their moniker teasing a kraut/prog sensibility, surge so far beyond the borders of that ridiculous genre it’s sick, approaching space from the opposite end of equally inventive bands like Kraus. Or maybe Mudboy commandeered the Star Trek Enterprise and set his phasers to ‘arpeggiate’ ”
“For those unfamiliar with his outer-space bliss outs, Kosmonaut’s recordings tend to be split between gaping deep space drone marathons and more restless cosmic tomfoolery. I tend to prefer the latter, so I’m having a field day with this one, a robotically unfolding melange of looped synths, 16-bit explosions, robotic modular bleeps and fluttering bottom end.”
” Right from the off you are transported to stranger realms, the pulsing sequences of “City Deterioration” blended with harsher sounds, the music constantly shifting, glancing off itself at unexpected angles meaning you are never sure where you are headed. On “Prime Meridian” the music becomes fully immersed in Tangerine Dream Mode circa 1973, the drifting soundscape and ghostly sequences dancing through your brain like a dream you are yet to experience, the trippy mood suddenly getting darker as the low drone of “Haus Machine” enter the room, an electronic heartbeat leading the piece until over-excited sequences take over, each craving your attention as they crawl all over each other.”
“For an artist unashamedly rocking the umlaut, it is of no surprise to find a significant germanic influence at play. Like much of the album, ‘Haus Maschine’ is a consummate wonderland of Berlin-esque heavy arpeggiated analogue polyrhythms, occasionally interrupted by searing saw waves which will happily rip your face off should you so oblige.”
Hello and Happy New Year! For our inaugural post of 2014 we’re sharing with you an abundance of news. So, here we go…
UK or European customers looking to purchase Kösmonaut’s Future Machines can find copies at Norman Records in the UK. Those in the Chicago area can pick up Future Machines at the excellent Permanent Records. Also, Mr. Pärk himself is selling copies off his bandcamp. More options are on the horizon, so check back if the aforementioned avenues don’t blow your skirt up.
Jet-Set Records in Tokyo is now carrying Kösmonaut’s Future Machines along with Landing’s Wave Lair and Food Pyramid’s Creation Beat 12″.
Aaaron Snow from Landing named Kösmonaut’s Future Machines as one of his fav LPs of 2013 (along with our Food Pyramid 12″) over on the Geographic-North blog. Very honored for sure!
Speaking of Landing, this is a good time for an Oceanless update. Although news concerning this release has been scarce, rest assured, we’re working hard on making this record happen. There should be some bonus tracks and other goodies included with this release. I’m hoping to have this out by the summer. Things always take longer than you expect. Thanks to those who are reading this, more to come!
Bobby Power over at the excellent Decoder Maagazine wrote some kind words about Kösomoanut’s Future Machines LP on their blog. Check out the post and poke around the site. Lots to peruse…
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After excellent releases on Robert & Leopold and Great Pop Supplement offshoot Deep Distance, as well as his own Ethereal Mother Tapes, Patrick R. Pärk aka: Kösmonaut serves up another LP of his sci-fi visions. Future Machines brings to mind the jagged, abstract electronics of early masters like Froese, Pinhas and Schnitzler. Throughout the record’s seven tracks, Pärk doesn’t spend too much time on any particular sonic motif. Each track is in constant motion, weaving and turning, as it thrusts forward towards the next cosmic terminus. And, just when you think you might get a rest, Pärk jerks the wheel once more, and rockets off in a new direction. We just need to let go, and allow his interstellar yearnings to turn our brains into a fine cosmic dust.
250 copies in screen-printed fold-over sleeves. 100 copies will be available on “blood red” transparent vinyl. Comes with a full digital download, and features several download-only bonus tracks. This is currently in production and should be out sometime in late October / early November. In the meantime, check out title track “Future Machines” below or through our Soundcloud.
Landing is hitting the road this August for a brief summer tour that just happens to coincide with their 15th anniversary as a band! If that wasn’t enough to entice you, the band will have a tour-only cassette of new material with them along the way. While supplies last of course. So, stop by any of the following dates to catch some tryyps. Bring the pillows!
8/3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
8/4 – Baltimore, MD @ Club K
8/5 – Arlington, VA @ Galaxy Hut
8/6 – Lynchburg, VA @ Speakertree Records
8/7 – Asheville, NC @ Apothecary
8/8 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
8/9 – Atlanta, GA @ Eyedrum
8/11 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
8/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Do317 Lounge
8/13 – Detroit, MI @ The Berkley Front
8/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
8/15 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge
Food Pyramid has a new LP called Ecstacy & Refreshment coming out via Intercoastal Artists and Holy Mountain on July 23. Check out the preview video below for lead track “Dexedream.” Overflowing with pulsing, hazy energy, this track confirms Food Pyramid continue to bring the jams. Available for pre-order now via Bookmat or Holy Mountain. Grab it!