Mar 16, 2013

RhoDeo 1310 Beats

Hello, some trouble with my regular host, Netkups today, MEGA didn't deliver either so it's back to Rapidshare, that said they offer a meager 5 gig storage so don't expect to see much of them. It's funny, considering the huge drop in storage costs, the demand for money has increased, it's inverted capitalism as more and more hosts are redefining as storage lockers and asking more money for a cheaper service, I suppose it must have something to do with the word locker-funny that as if anything digital is safe.

Meanwhile the beats go on....  some call him the Wagner of Techno-trance but expect more then just dance. . .... NJoy

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Blüchel was born (February 19, 1963) in Nuremberg, Germany. At the age of 6, Blüchel started taking classes in classical piano. He began studying at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg one year later. His favourite composers soon were, amongst others, Béla Bartók and Igor Stravinsky. In 1976 he would discover electronic music and take an interest in playing the synthesizer. At the time he was listening to bands such as Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream. Blüchel continued his studies in music. In 1986 he moved to West Berlin and entered into the Berlin Institute of Technology to study audio engineering, and also entered into the Berlin University of the Arts to study composition. While living in Berlin, he would soon meet producer Kid Paul. In 1988 he started to compose and take side in techno music and house music.

In 1991, Blüchel first appeared as "Cosmic Baby" in live acts. That year he signed with trance label MFS, where he released his first album Stellar Supreme in 1992. In 1992 he also paired up with Paul van Dyk for the project "The Visions of Shiva" under which name two EPs came out, Perfect Day (1992) and How Much Can You Take? (1993). The two then later went their separate ways. In late 1993, Blüchel left MFS and signed onto Logic Records, a record label owned by BMG.

At the beginning of the 1990s, Blüchel formed Energy 52 with Kid Paul. In 1993, Energy 52 released "Café del Mar", which is considered to be a trance classic and one of the most remixed songs in electronic music. In 1994, Blüchel released his single "Loops of Infinity" which stayed in the top 30 of the German charts for three months. In April 1994 he released his second album Thinking About Myself. He later also created a soundtrack for Futura, a musical dance act. This soundtrack features some material from Thinking About Myself and was released under the name Cosmic Inc. in 1995. Another soundtrack, Musik zu Andorra, for the stageplay Andorra by Max Frisch, appeared in 1997. Blüchel decided to become a music publisher and founded Cosmic Enterprises in 1994; he then created his own label Time Out of Mind Records in 1995. The third full-length album Fourteen Pieces was released in 1996, the fourth album Heaven followed in 1999. Throughout the late 1990s, Blüchel would perform as a DJ in the United States, Mexico and other places around the world.

Blüchel later started collaborating with Christopher von Deylen. Together they released two albums as Blüchel & Von Deylen in 2004: Bi Polar and Mare Stellaris. After this, Blüchel began releasing works under his real name, more ambient-like, minimalistic and experimental than his works as Cosmic Baby. The albums that appeared in the following years were part of the "Zauberberg" ("Magic Mountain") trilogy. Meanwhile, Blüchel also made a come-back as Cosmic Baby with the release of the album Industrie und Melodie at the end of 2006..

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I suppose you would classify it as techno/trance/ambient but it is also unlike anything I have yet heard - it's almost a mix between classical music and techno. Out of seeming nothingness these sounds flow through metal, are exciting, intensive and yet in no way hectic. Electronic music which works just as well on the dance-floor as at home.

Cosmic Baby - Stellar Supreme ( flac 467mb)

01 The Space Track 8:37
02 Stimme Der Energie 6:25
03 Stellar Supreme 6:11
04 Heaven's Tears 6:09
05 Planet Earth 1993 (Blue) 5:48
06 The Pianotrack (Yellow) 5:10
07 Sea Of Tranquility 3:19
08 Cosmikk Trigger 5.1.1:01
09 Sweet Dreams For Kaa - My Love 5:37
10 Studio Or Spaceship 0:51
11 Galaxia 4:14
12 Cosmic Force 4:55
13 Eurovoodoo 6:24
14 Liebe (Red) 6:44
15 The Universal Mind 5:33

Cosmic Baby - Stellar Supreme (ogg 179mb)

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Cosmic Baby's second album is one of the high points of a uniquely Teutonic wish to apply Wagnerian concepts of orchestration and grandeur to techno and trance. If anything, "Thinking About Myself" is to be classified as intelligent dance music; it is only unfortunate that people regard this album as a trance album. Most tracks on this album are nothing but beatiful. On one end of the spectrum, we have the rich-sounding piano composition "Herbst in Berlin", that is only supplemented by well-placed strings in the middle. We also have "Another Day in Another City", which is an emotional track that really fits the title. "Brooklyn", "Thinking About Myself" are just a few of the notable, atmospheric and beautiful tracks on this album. On the other end of the spectrum, we have the "Fantasia" and "Loops of Infinity" duo, which are two extremely energetic, yet very melodic tracks. Cosmic Baby is an intelligent electronica artist, when people tell you that electronica is cold and heartless, play them this album.

Cosmic Baby - Thinking About Myself ( flac 446mb)

01 Thinking About Myself 5:22
02 Treptow 6:23
03 Tao 2000 6:41
04 Another Day In Another City 3:41
05 Brooklyn 5:21
06 Au Dessous Des Nuages 9:52
07 Cosmic Greets Florida 5:55
08 Herbst In Berlin 5:03
09 Fantasia 8:02
10 Loops Of Infinity (Contemplative) 7:13
11 Moments In Love 8:50

Cosmic Baby - Thinking About Myself (ogg 182mb)

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In Cosmic Baby's own words
“Fourteen Pieces is a collection of electronic pieces which I had composed at various places and in various moods over the year through 1995. It documents my desire to experiment, leaving all the baggage of past expectations behind and (stylistic-technical) routines and find new avenues of personal expression. In September I chose a limited selection of pieces from a huge number of different styles and released them as a kind of taking stock of where I stood as an artist. The lessons learned from “Stunde Null“ reinforced my conviction of leaving the intuitive element of spontaneous recordings in their “raw“ form instead of polishing them smooth in later reworking and advanced mixing. I liked to move straight on to the next piece and keep the flow going, rather than getting bogged down in working on the details."

Techno for those who enjoy Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream.

Cosmic Baby - Fourteen Pieces (Time Out Of Mind) ( flac 522mb)

01 Bothsides Of The Atlantic 8:09
02 East Houston St. 6:12
03 Teotihuacan 5:30
04 Glücksspirale 6:15
05 You Are Always In My Heard 11:28
06 It Will Ring Your Bell 11:44
07 Funkfiction I 4:02
08 Karma 3:32
09 Funkfiction II 8:48
10 Do Not Stack 5:30
11 Memories 5:44
12 Yalda's Song 5:11
13 Irregular Heartbeats 8:21
14 Träume 6:42

Cosmic Baby - Fourteen Pieces (Time Out Of Mind) (ogg 196mb)

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Anonymous said...

hi rho, unfortunately the rs link returns a 'Download permission denied by uploader. (0b67c2f5)' error :(

thank you for the great posts !

Rho said...

That's odd Anon i can't find how i can deny or allow downloads, admittedly RS set up is clearly designed by amateurs, amazing after a decade of chances on how to do it, one still comes across this kind of work. I will check tomorrow if there have been any downloads , if not i will re up to another host.

Anonymous said...

I, too, get permission denied on "Thinking About Myself" flac.

Rho said...

Well I've re-upped Thinking so success with getting it thru Filecloud

Anonymous said...

now it works just fine, thanks !