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Why this name?
It was a pun I used for my first album & have continued with.
Do you play live?
I do, it's more of a studio project at the moment but I am up for owt.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
The internet makes it easier to find different types of music that weren't widely available before.
Having a space where musicians can completely control their output means they can sidestep the need for a record deal & don't have to compromise with their music.
It can also be used to help change money motivated aspects of the music industry.
Mp3 quality leaves a lot to be desired though.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Yes, but I am making uncommercial, unslick music so I don't think it's likely to happen.
Band History:
My first sound experiments as Ray Kosmische were live mixes overdubbed using a 4 track cassette machine, effects and analogue synthesisers.
These recordings resulted in the 1998 album True Orbit.

It is a sound collage album made up of abstract electronic music, influenced by ambient and shoegaze soundscape music of the early 90s.
When I heard German Kosmische bands from the 1970s I felt a musical kinship.

Synthesisers always sounded sci-fi to me..

I began collaborating with musicians, putting together a home studio and recording on a 8 track 1/4" tape machine.

My vocal style developed from being inspired by the 'talk over' style of 50s/60's pop.
Through writing lyrics I started to create stories and word play.. films and books have always been an influence on my music.

In 2004 I released my second album Bringing back Talk Over.

Then I carried on making sounds. Dig it..Please feel free!
Your influences?
Brian Eno, Cluster, Ennio Morricone, Eric Burdon, Hawkwind, Holger Czukay, Joe Meek, John Foxx, King Tubby, Klaus Schulze, Kraftwerk, MC5, Midget Handjob, Mikey Dread, Modulator ESP, Mulligan & O'hare, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, NEU!, Norman Whitfield, Organisation, Phil Spector, Psychocandy, Punk Rock, Safe as Milk, Scott Walker, Serge Gainsbourg, soundtrack albums, Sunshine Superman, Syd Barrett, The Beach Boys, the Berlin trilogy, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The KLF, The Mothers of Invention, The Seeds, The Stone Roses, The Stooges, The Supremes, White Noise.
Favorite spot?
The G-spot. Make-Out Point.
Equipment used:
Everything including the kitchen sink.
Anything else...?
You can read my writing here Raymond Knight
Ray Kosmische-Flag Days
Various Artists- This Music Plants Trees 4
Ray Kosmische- Neatball
Ray Kosmische- Present Present
Various Artists- Fukushima Drones
Lazarus Link-Up- Neon Sky Blast
Ray kosmische-Apeth Serenades
Ray Kosmische- Andale Hubbub!
Lazarus Link-Up- Lazarus Link-Up
Das Kosmische Bad- The Pits
Das Kosmische Bad- Dip a Toe
Ray Kosmische-Wounded Ghetto/Fuel Theme
Ray Kosmische- Laugh Riot at the Sock Hop
Ray Kosmische- Entrails across the city
Ray Kosmische- 20 Drivers EP
Ray Kosmische- Dimension Drops
Mashin Crane- Mashin Crane Vs Garage Monster Child
Ray Kosmische- Bringing back Talk Over
Ray Kosmische- True Orbit
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