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Cosma - Nonstop

IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Jun 28, 2003 00:48
06. People on Hold

After a short intro some fantastic drumwork starts, but soon after that a full on beat appears. This one doesn't sound that deep but it is more powerfull. After a while even more percussions start to appear and the track slowly builds up. After two minutes there is a short break and a cosma melody appears. Then some really compressed sounds appear and suddenly it just goes off. I kinda don't like the acid like sounds that make this track really full on. But the background melodies appear again and they really help the atmosphere in the track. But overall this track is a bit too boring for me, even though there is another really nice melody after a while I didn't find this track that special, but again, it's nice dancefloor material.

07. Keep Going

This track is the fastest one on the album and it's really agressive. But I really didn't like the voice sample. Soon after the intro some really great snares appear and soon after some percussions as well. This track is really really agressive and fast. Some nice short synth appears and everything is driving nicely. There is a longer break and some cosmic sounds appear but nothing too fancy. Then the percussions start building up again and the track starts again. It just keeps driving like this till the end, not much diversity but it's just filled with energy. The voice samples starts to appear again and this time I really don't like them. After a break it starts again in the same way it did before and stays that way till the end. Really powerfull stuff, perfect for the dancefloor. But a bit too fast for me, DJs please lower the pitch when playing this one

08. Yok Yok

This one starts kinda funny, with some nice beep noises. The beat is more full on but it's filled with really high percussions. Then a great voice sample comes in that says: "listen up, you're here for one reason and one reason know what that starts with's to work" then it just blows you away. This one is definetly one of my favorite tracks on the album coz of the great diversity of the percussive elements in the background. It's really dynamic and powerfull at the same time, even though the beat isn't too hard and too fast. In the middle there is a break with some scary echoing sounds but the percussions keep going in the background. Then they lift the track and it starts again with...hey...this is a son kite sample...seems he took the sound that son kite made in their remix of his track Out Of Range and added a bit of a flanger noise. But it just appears for a brief moment. Then after a break with only the melody playing the track starts to build with some acid like sounds and really compressed percussions and it goes off again and stays that way till the end. The most dynamic track on the album for sure and one of my favorites.

09. Minimal Vertical

The last track has a longer intro and some nice synth sounds again. The beat is good and sounds more progressive I guess. Then some really great percussions kick in and this time they really get the full attention they need. They blend so perfectly with the beat I don't remember when anyone made them sound this good. Then this really cool synth sound comes in..or should I say brings it down...and it starts again, really driving forward. Some nice bleeps come in along with some really short voice sample. There arent many melodies here but it just sounds so diverse with all those percussions and short sounds. About halfway through the track the melody comes in but it stays mostly in the background. There is a break and the melody gets is 5 seconds of glory Now the beat starts again with a much stronger groove. This is what I really like, when tracks keep exchanging certain background and foreground elements. Anyway it just keeps driving nicely towards the end but the percussions are a bit more in the background this time. Also one of my favorites on the album.

All in all this album is definetly one of the most original ones I've heard in quite a while, and not because of the full on sounds or the progressive's because it blends them both in a fantastic way and really makes them work together. I think artists today should learn from this example and maybe open their eyes a bit when working on certain track elements. For me the biggest surprise here came when I heard how good the progressive percussions in the freedom track blended in with the melodic full on sounds. Avihen was clearly opened for all ideas. I wouldn't give this album a perfect grade because some tracks are a bit too boring and maybe not made for home listening. Even though I know I would dance like crazy on all of these tracks sometimes it has to have a little extra special something that will make you like it at home as well. But for DJs this is an absolute must have. So I will say 9/10
Will miss your great talent Avihen
Boom!           DJ Dovla | Interchill Records, Flow Records
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Crater / Mish-kah

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Posted : Jun 28, 2003 13:22
what a review Dovla
great one
great CD, im so happy i bought it
Blind Mind

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Posted : Jul 1, 2003 07:02
In the beginning i must confess that found strange the very different Cosma's style, though after a few listens it's growing slowly and the ambient song (track 5) together with the excellent opening ("The Time Has Come" is an amazing track, indeed !!!) are outstanding, being my favorites for now.

With the 2 albums released (plus tracks on Compilations), it's impossible to forget Avihen because music is > Forever !!!          - BEing mySELF
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Jul 1, 2003 22:29
looks good..          BE HAPPY!!!
Juppiter is the protector of our solar system!
Le Lotus Bleu
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Posted : Jul 4, 2003 20:38
A very good album fill in with top production quality where dancing goal is combined with real piece of emotion inside.

All the full on stuffs are dancefloor effective, with a spacey & slight dark feeling all over ;
Minimal Vertical could be called as ‘softly-dark morning full on’.

Furthermore the chill out attempt (Ethno-Bialick) is largely successful.

Highlights :1,4,5,6,9


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Posted : Jul 5, 2003 14:56
Great morning music.
Like to hear it this summer on a open air festival when the sun goes up in the morning.

Greatz Skidt           -----LIVE LESS ORDINARY-----
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Jul 10, 2003 00:55
my favorit is nonstop and yok yok .

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Posted : Jul 13, 2003 08:29
Cosma was one of the best musicians in trance ever...Nonstop album is a bless!           The Devil Is In Detail!
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Jul 21, 2003 12:25 - REVIEW:

I have received this CD slightly prior to its release date, 6.6.2003, and has nested frequently ever since in my CD player.
An artist release for me and I guess a few others, is embraced differently than a compilation, toping the raff of expectation and anticipation. I always try to capture a tiny glimpse of the artist/s characteristics and spirit, with this one it is easy and apparent.
Nonstop has fast become one of my personal favorites, mainly due its diverse selection of tracks, different and alike, full of character and spirit, bursting with emotion. Endless, just as its name suggests.
I must congratulate DJ Eyal@hommega and his team for the hard work and efforts they have put in - Respect, your work has payed off and is very vivid.
As you could have noted this review will be mixed, I'll call it music & interpretations, effects.
"The time has come" is the opener to the adventure, starting off slowly holding an horrific yet uplifting scent, Vocals just in tact, I love the buildup this track has, excellent progressive deep baseline, layered by mystical sounds, full of optimism and dream.

Lemon light opens with howling of what resembles a train, more and more crunchy sounds pop around, smoothing things, holding continuity, a minute later the deep & fast baseline rolls in smoothly, very minimal, glass sounds, hard coded layering.... very intense, grabs you and takes you in - very funky and fun - I'll have a Lemon light please!!!
Freedom is my favorite track on this album, full of drive, power all the way through, slowly leading to the first climax - "The land of Freedom" sample (being India, I presume) bursts in - full of emotion, happiness, optimism, grief, sadness, excitement, sounds inserted beautifully, an absolute dance floor killer. From that point it just flows higher and higher.
Nonstop is very straight forward, dark, oblique, groovy & direct - you just cant stop digging with this one.
In every single track Cosma creates masterfully a very special and exciting atmosphere, deep, powerful and emotional, skillfully effecting not only the body but most important the mind.
Ethno-bialick, is an ambient track, sweet and chilled dubby sounds, eternal sounds capes, lets your mind wonder off peacefully...
Usualy I don't really care much for vocals basically but Cosma just seems to put them in good use, blending them in with his trained ears, making them irreplaceable.
People on Holds, comes as a total surprise after the previous. Blending in nicely giving no clue in regards to where you are about to been taken. A Full on track with a bit of a techy edge, deep strong aggressive & powerful, just as expected. Totally unique, full of the Cosma dreamy spacey emotions.
"Keep going" & "Yok yok" keep the adrenaline flowing ranging from 144-146 bpm, the first a lot more dark, horrific and metallic, the second more resembling the Israeli style of full on.
Minimal Vertical, is my second favorite track here, entering in at number 9, weighing 140 BMP the closing track. I think holds the most of the Cosma characteristics we got accustom to... dreamy, spacey, funky, groovy, alive and kicking.

This is, no surprisingly, an excellent album, skillfully produced, deep, emotional, optimistic and personal. The the last story written by a fun loving, warm hearted individual, a person that has touched and effected the life of me and many others.
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Posted : Jul 21, 2003 12:54
what a amazing alboum i like the tracks
2,4(!!!),6,8(!!!!!!) (all ways i heard this tunes i remember him (cosma r.i.p) this track have a feelings .

Mike A

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Posted : Nov 22, 2004 01:05
Thoughts about this album - sorry, hebrew only.
IsraTrance Senior Member

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Posted : Nov 22, 2004 13:46
Well I don't know, sure seems like it's only me but I can't bring myself into liking this album, in fact I'd say it's one of the most overrated albums out there. All I can say is listen to the samples before you buy it..           "The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program."
- Larry Niven
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Nov 23, 2004 02:53
The "Simplicity" album (2001) is my favorite from Cosma, but let me share something:
Once i asked a friend why didnt he liked Cosma, and he sayd: i dont know, is music is completly differente from everything, is music is too personal!

And i said: thats exactly what i fell about is music, and i love it!

Theres something sacret about is music!
Just an opinion of course.

IsraTrance Senior Member

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Posted : Nov 23, 2004 02:57
Well because there's absolutely nothing personal or different in it It's a boring mediocre release at best. Don't hang me, I really did try to like it..

sorry           "The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program."
- Larry Niven
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Nov 23, 2004 03:10

On 2004-11-23 02:57, traveller wrote:
Well because there's absolutely nothing personal or different in it It's a boring mediocre release at best. Don't hang me, I really did try to like it..


Very interesting to say the least traveller, you are the first person I have come across who doesn't like this album.

Each to their own of course, but I love it. Powerful, melodic, groovy, intelligent psytrance. There needs to be more music like this.

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