Saturday, May 24, 2014

Beautiful Sounds Of Kosmoratik Band

By Marci Glover

Music requires something unique for the fans to feed on. This is an aspect that is clear to Kosmoratik band and can be seen in each one of their tracks. They have mastered the art of layering in order to give depth to their music. It gives the track a new sense of depth and allows every word to communicate something different. The pioneers of this band were Eivind, Lise Lotte and Gunner Odd who started as an experimental group. They are based in Oslo, from where they have been operating since 2011.

The first fruits of the layering experiment were seen in 2012 with the release of Gravitation, their first album. This opened doors for them to tour the world through concerts. The number of fans has increased to involve people from different generations. Their musical style involves a combination of symphonic and classical rock. Their most prominent sounds are oboe, acoustic guitar and string quartet. The influence of the group has grown due to a professional approach to composition.

The first album made fans hungry for more music. This is the push that saw them release a second album that was titled Bridges and Boats. The second album has a lot of classical and symphonic rock elements and has also won a larger following. They have tried to incorporate elements from the 60s and 70s rock as well as give the songs a progressive rock feel. A combination of specially selected words and professionally composed music has resulted in a ground breaking second album.

The themes handled in songs by this group are deep and a bit complex. The concept of layering has been fully exploited giving each song or lyric a double meaning. The second album still incorporates the element of classical and symphonic rock leading to very addictive music. Bridges and Boats shows an incredible improvement and mastery of what was experimented in the first album.

Johansen is a pivotal member of the pioneering trio and has played a huge part in its success. His reputation as an arranger has seen their songs break records on chats. Every track presents a unique sound and melody that is superb to the ears. There is an element of ballad in his compositions.

Gunner Odd is an instrumentalist specializing in guitar. He also assists Johansen with arranging with the pair mastering the classical symphonic pop feel. Lisa Lotte is an excellent and seasoned vocalist who performed on major world stages before settling with the band. Her natural talent allows her to switch from alternate rock to classic jazz with no difficulty whatsoever. Her voice is distinct and endearing to listeners, especially her wide vocal range.

The global audience has been anticipating Bridges and Boats after having a feel of Gravitation. Their tours and concerts in different parts of the world have been outstanding. Among the mentors responsible for their success include Nick Drake and John Martyn. The band is impressed by their performance style and would love to emulate their success. As a band, they seek to trace the success of Beatles who beat everyone else during their era.

The lyrics in both Gravitation and Bridges and Boats are laced with a high dose of poetry. This is inspired by the works of such poets as Rumi and Hafez. Fans listen to their music online or by downloading from online stores. The music is as a result of professional composition, deep thought and a unique approach during production.

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