Get the digital album from timereleasedsound.bandcamp.com/album/master-generator
All material recorded between February - March, 2016.
This album was released on special limited edition CD (100 copies) by Time Released Sound and by A Giant Fern on 50 limited edition cassettes. The CD release had a different track list and order than the cassette.
Partial (from Kösmonaut and full from TRS) proceeds from Master Generator and Songs for Healing will be donated to the Creston J. Walker Foundation.
This release is dedicated to my daughter, Sevigny Aislin Pärk, who was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in late 2015. She's currently undergoing treatment and hosts her own blog: superseviblog.wordpress.com
Both Master Generator and Songs for Healing are deeply personal sonic journeys into the human psyche as it struggles to find love in a seemingly empty universe. These are my attempts at dealing with the bullshit of cancer, hope you enjoy.
"An intensely odd album, this release by American artist Kösmonaut put out on Leeds-based label A Giant Fern is a sort of dense psychedelic noise paired with handfuls of tribal music tropes and rhythms. While the project began life aiming for something resembling the Berlin school of cosmic synth music, it’s now turned into a mix of Vibracathedral Orchestra’s ritualism, the industrial drum circles of Muslimgauze, and the textured noise in Ben Frost’s discography. Case in point, the 12-minute ‘Leukocyte’ opens with a wash of Tangerine Dream keys before a grinding tambura takes over and gradually devotional hand percussion creeps its way in and cycles onward as the unwieldy noises grow ever more chaotic. The next track ‘Chemotherapy’ summons distant chants recorded at low enough fidelity to become near enough to white noise when layered over each other, and dismantled at the last minute into a vibrating then collapsing house of cards; an evil shadowing of 10cc’s transcendent I’m Not In Love. The tape continues as such, mixing Middle-Eastern grooves with torturous noise and atonal sampling, all to surprisingly cosmic effect." - The Quietus, UK, 2016.