We call it Organic Dance Music, but you can call it whatever you like. Music vocabulary, taken from styles such as Techno, House, Jungle and Dubstep, is used to create new structures. At the same time, the tradition of jazz ensemble playing is seamed in to the architecture of what musicians in Kozmodrum use to work out the beats and music.
The main influence of this group is electronic music, but the main tools to perform this music are instruments that are considered traditional in many ways; guitars, drums, keyboards. Using the analogy of DJ sets, the compositions are made to be played openly, where the beat is played in a loop until a cue is given to make a change or move to another part. The pieces are often minimalistic to start with, but evolve during the performance in to more complex patterns, harmonies and melodies. Psychedelic elements are added by one member of the group who uses all the raw signals from musicians and with them creates a new soundscape through the use of various dubbing effects.
Art Blakey famously said that music washes away the dust of everyday life. After all, this is the final mission of Kozmodrum – to make you stand up, dance and smile. Constant shifts between the natural and the artificial, organized and improvised, quiet and loud; all this you will hear during the mantric performance of Kozmodrum. From this planet we will go to a journey, together, where there is only one experience left, and it’s called – Kozmodrum.