Sunday, May 5, 2013


North Carolina's Chad Davis is best known as the multi-instrumentalist behind acclaimed doom band Hour of 13, and was also a member of spacerockers U.S. Christmas. For the last decade, Davis has quietly been performing and recording analogue synth music as Romannis Mötte, but has yet to release any until now. As the album title suggests, the project is primarily influenced by Kosmische pioneers Klaus Schulze, Manuel Göttsching and Tangerine Dream, with the occasional hint of John Carpenter's soundtrack work.

Though undeniably rooted in a late-70s / early-80s style, this is no mere exercise in vintage gear fetishism. Davis' carefully arranged, slowly unfurling pieces reward repeated and attentive listening, and show a musical polymath at ease in a style we might not have associated him with, but for which his passion is obvious.

Kozmische is also to be released on vinyl and CD on other labels, with different artwork and slightly different track listings.

1/1. Molecular Particles (5:20)    1/2. Big City Nights (5:18)    1/3. Cosmosis (5:15) 
1/4. Formations (9:09)    2/1. Dark Matter (6:28)     2/2. The Traveller (3:47) 
2/3. Twilight (7:16)     2/4. Drifter (8:35)

Composition, production and recording by Romannis Mötte during the years 2005-2013. 
Romannis Mötte used on these recordings: Crumar DS-2, EML SynKey, Korg PolySix, Korg Mono/Poly, Korg MS-10, Moog MiniMoog, Moog Sonic 6, Roland JX3P, Roland JX10, Roland Juno 6, modular system, Novation KS4, Nord Modular G2, Jen SX1000, Kirovski RITM-2, Yamaha RS-7000

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