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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 haven't played solo as Ray Kosmische yet.
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 artists can completely control their output means they can sidestep the need for a record deal.
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 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 music of the 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 musician friends, 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. Am still doing it and diggin' it.
Your influences?
Brian Eno, Cluster, Ennio Morricone, Eric Burdon, Holger Czukay, Joe Meek, John Foxx, King Tubby, Klaus Schulze, Kraftwerk, Modulator ESP, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, Organisation, Phil Spector, Psychocandy, Scott Walker, Serge Gainsbourg, Syd Barrett, Tangerine Dream, The Beach Boys, The KLF, The Mothers of Invention, The Stone Roses, White Noise.
Favorite spot?
The G-spot. Make-Out Point.
Equipment used:
Everything including the kitchen sink.
Anything else...?
I also write under the name Raymond Knight
Ray Kosmische- Neatball
Ray Kosmische- Present Present
Various Artists- Fukushima Drones
Lazarus Link-Up- Neon Sky Blast
Ray Kosmische- Andale Hubbub!
Jai Abbott- Population & Resources
Lazarus Link-Up- Lazarus Link-Up
Das Kosmische Bad- Dip a Toe
Ray Kosmische- Tentacles across the city
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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