EP REVIEW | Cosmos In Collision – Adrift EP.


ARTIST: Cosmos In Collision


RELEASE DATE: 22/04/16


‘Cosmos In Collision’ is the brain child of Italian based multi-instrumentalist Riccardo Spaggiari. His sound is predominantly centred around ambient electronica and cinematic post rock but it does at different points along it’s musical axis include subtle but impressive hints of ethereally atmospheric, layered electronic nugaze. His latest instrumental six track offering entitled ‘Adrift’ gets its official release via the Californian based net label ‘Enpeg’ on the 22nd of April 2016 and is available to pre-order right now from www.enpeg.bandcamp.com


The EP begins with the shimmering synth swells of ‘Adrift’. It’s opening bars are steeped in atmosphere as those hypnotically brilliant guitar structures hug the sequenced percussive hits and meld into one complete swirling sound wave. This track builds and builds into a stunning golden hued finale of soaring sonic swells, addictive synth patterns and explosive chord structures. Up next ‘Equinox’ loops and arcs through expressively intense bursts of soaring synth lines and flowing guitars whilst track three ‘Drops’ begins in a flurry of electronic bleeps and whirrs before opening up into a massive maelstrom of golden sound. The rather 80’s sounding ‘Almost’ swims in a reverberating sea of beautifully vivid sound waves until that shuffling sequenced percussion track takes over and add’s a brilliant metronomic feel to proceedings. There is a subtle melodic charm hidden deep within the magnificent synth swells too that keep you interested as the track pulses through its musical gears.

Layers of sound announce the arrival of this EP penultimate track, the aptly named ‘Hidden Sun’. There is a sense of trepidation as the track builds into that impressive break before unleashing a beautiful torrent of sound that meanders to its finale. A thoroughly enjoyable track from beginning to end. ‘Falling Skies’ deftly closes proceedings with its repetitive synth lines and driving percussion tracks.

Recommended listening!








Del Chaney

Del Chaney has spent the last three years not only fronting popular Irish Electronic duo Analogue Wave but also dedicating his time to uncovering the best artists in the Unsigned or Small Independent Label based Shoegaze, DreamPop, PostPunk, PostRock & PsychRock genre’s of music from all over the globe & reviewing them for this blog – The Primal Music Blog. He is also a contributing writer for The Sound Of Confusion. His other arm – Primal Radio – has gained considerable respect from bands and promoters alike since its conception in 2013 & has hepled him in actively promoting a genre of music that he is passionate about. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, he is a keen Vinyl Collector, Tattoo Fan & all round good guy! He is a self confessed music freak & is never far away from a studio console or a turntable.

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