Galaxy 87 – Landing on Mars [BP008]

The first 2020 release on SolarOneMusic’s sublabel Between Places comes from Galaxy87 a duo from Italy. One half of them regular release his music under the CEM3340 moniker for Curtis Electronix. The other one is Nicola Loporchio aka Cosmic Garden, founder of Cosmic Rhythm. Perfectly produced deep space electro with bubbling 808 beats and basslines. Start your engine of your spacecraft and follow the message of Galaxy87.

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Galaxy 87 – Landing on Mars [BP008]

Cosmic Garden – Cosmic Tape Vol 1 [CREMEECLIPSE015]

The next chapter in the Creme Organization Ecplise series comes from Cosmic Garden with three original tracks and one remix from Orgue Electronique. Little is known about Cosmic Garden other than he is from Southern Italy and has had two EPs out in 2016, one on HotMix and one on Cosmic Rhythm. He heads out the blocks here with ‘Reptilian Treant’, six minutes of lo-fi deep house that is roomy and atmospheric. Lazy synths bring soul and a gentle chatter of claps and hits helps drive it along. ‘Rare Centaur’ is also way below the surface but is darker and more celestial, with turbulent bass, frantic claps and angelic chords glowing like a white light at the end of a tunnel. Dutch house and electro don Orgue Electronique then remixes ‘Reptilian Treant’ into something that is slick and serene, with metallic lines dancing above rubbery drums as big piano chords boucle up top. It is joyous and colourful and truly majestic before final track ‘Apocalyptic Moose’ takes us back down into a mournful house vibe that echoes Chicago with its roughhewn analogue textures and lovestruck chords.

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Cosmic Garden – Cosmic Tape Vol 1 [CREMEECLIPSE015]

Cosmic Garden – Sealaconda EP [HAPSKL011]

Cosmic Garden continues to grow root and flourish for his release for Happy Skull. The Bari based producer offers up two tracks for his Happy Skull debut, drawing influence from decades of hazy Italian deep house, the vibrancy of Rimini disco and the utopian sensibility of vintage ambient ‘Sealaconda’ slithers it’s way deep in to the psyche, distinctly italo but with a firm nod to 90’s Detroit. Preoccupata’ draws on darker elements with a wave inspired bass line and clipped vocal snippets. On the flipside, Happy Skull regular Creta Kano offers up his interpretations of Cosmic Garden’s kaleidoscopic productions. His version of ”Preoccupata” retains the deep and colourful fluidity of the Italian’s original version, whilst introducing a spacey, electro-inspired rhythm and gently undulating acid lines. To round things off Creta Kano turns down the tempo and ups the intensity on his wonderfully screwed dub, a fittingly beautiful end to the EP.

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Cosmic Garden – Sealaconda EP [HAPSKL011]