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Stay Kosmik

Ralph Myerz & The Kosmik Diamondz

Paper Recordings
PAPDLS172 | 2014-07-24  
Long time Paper friend and top notch producer Ralph Myerz is back on Paper with the opening salvo from his forthcoming album....and what a whopper! We mean literally as the first track alone clocks in at just under 15 minutes!

Ralph has been a cornerstone of the Norwegian dance scene since the early 90s when he broke globally with the Jack Herron band and "Think Twice". Since then he has built up an eye watering body of work that ranges from jacking Chicago house and techno to nu-disco, deep house and hip hop. Last year he won the best electronic album Norwegian Grammy for Supersonic Pulse featuring George Clinton, Snoop Dog and Annie.

But here it's strictly deep dance floor business.

Acid 4 Eddie is an epic 15 minute track built around a throbbing acid bass helped along by shuffling drums and stabby synths. The bass filters in and out as the dynamics of the track shift in a hypnotic journey, only breaking halfway through for some lighter chords before heading back in to the deep stuff and the acid peak. Then it's a soft landing as the track winds down to enable one of those smooth running mixes.

Hello Space is a comparatively moderate 10 minutes and a synthy arpeggiated treat with a hint of Italo. Trippy vocal stabs and big atmospherics punctuate the bouncing bass which is reinforced with lead lines. Again the track breaks in the middle with some chords and an 80s synth line while the drums go breakbeat before its back to work.

Finally, Lett Sommarmat picks things up after the first two moody tracks. It uses an easy listening disco sample that is teased in before dropping to take things big room, then its smiles and hugs as the world becomes a better place!

Here's what Ralph said about the EP (google translate for English)

"Denne platen må smakes, oppleves, sanses.
Dette er en labyrint av rom, en montasje av stemninger, og et musikalsk uttrykk som like gjerne henter inspirasjon fra tysk avantgarde som ny musikk som minimalistisk techno.
Dette er to individuelle rytmespor som strekker seg elegant naivistisk og kontrollert rytmemessig mot lytterens imaginære netthinne.
En organisk visjon av sitt opphav.
Det er en scene i den russiske filmkunstnerens Adrei Tarkovis film Stalker som bringer tilskueren inn i et rustvått rom, i et hus, i ett landskap som ikke berører den øvrige - forstyrret av en bedrageraktig virkelighet. Likevel er dette rommet akkurat så vakkert som det fragmentariske istykkerslåtte kan være når det gir deg spor etter eventyrets og marerittets mysterier. På kanten til det uvirkelige, på kanten til galskap, på kanten til eventyr. Lummert, likevel beroligende, tungt, likevel heliumlett. Fristende."

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