Live Kosmische Musik Synth Jam

Sunday Synth Jam: In his latest video, synthesist Paolo Di Nicolantonio shares an extended live performance in the kosmische musik style.

Kosmische musik (German for ‘cosmic music’) is considered by some to be part of the so-called ‘Krautrock’ movement in Germany, in which rock artists consciously tried to create new styles of music that were uniquely German, instead of trying to copy popular American and British styles. The kosmische style tends to be more ‘spacey’ or ‘trippy’, though, often incorporating drones, repetitive sequences and tape delay to create a hypnotic effect. The term was popularized by a 1972 album, Kosmische Musik, which featured artists like Ash Ra Tempel, Tangerine Dream & Klaus Schulze.

Technical details:

Nicolantonio’s performance features ‘Brigitta’, his Studio-88 MU modular system; Korg Trident MkII; Yamaha CS-5; and Strymon TimeLine.

5 thoughts on “Live Kosmische Musik Synth Jam

  1. “Kosmische Musik” is a better name for this style than “Berlin School” which is what I’ve heard used before. Berlin has far too many types of music for that to have any meaning.

    1. yes, but only one of them is called ‘Berlin School’. It was a scene back in the day. Mostly in Berlin (with exceptions I am sure). There it was pioneered. It has very clear genre specific characteristics.The name is fine.
      ‘Rock n roll’ is also not about rocks, right? 😉

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