Exposé Online banner

Interkosmos — Hypnotizer
(Bandcamp no#, 2008/2018, DL)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2019-01-21

Hypnotizer Cover art

Interkosmos is an intergalactic band consisting of Sergio Ceballos (guitar and FX), Pablo Carneval (drums), and Dave Schmidt (AKA Sula Bassana, bass, FX, and loops). They released their debut album, Hypnotizer, in 2008. Then Dave reissued it as a double LP (Pancromatic Records), CD (Sulatron Records), and download (Bandcamp) in 2016. The reissue was remixed by noneother than the infamous Eroc and includes a live bonus track with a different lineup — Pablo Carneval (drums and sounds), Sula Bassana (guitar, FX, and sounds), Sam Greil (bass and FX), and Andy Hofer (bass and FX). The six studio tracks (“Lift Off,” “Hypnotizer,” “Edentrip,” “Kosmos Amigos,” “Floatboat,” and “Rockit”) are various extended cosmic space rock psychedelic jams reminiscent of the Stockhausen-influenced abstract passages from Pink Floyd’s “Interstellar Overdrive” and ”A Saucerful of Secrets,” excellent stuff! The title track is a hypnotic slow burn that builds over its 11 minutes. “Edentrip” is particularly abstract with industrial rumblings and heavily processed scraped guitar strings. The standout tracks are “Kosmos Amigos” with its classical Spanish D-F-A sequence and “Floatboat” with its multi-tracked guitar in the same mode as Manuel Göttsching’s Inventions for Electric Guitar. The live bonus track “Samphonic Trip” is a bit different, starting out as an eerie journey into the cosmic void with processed vocal clips and developing into a strong psych jam. After about 11 minutes it turns quiet for about 30 seconds, to prepare you for the entry of strident drums, crazed growling guitars, inspired bass riffing, and a wall of sound freakout. Hypnotizer is sure to please all fans of cosmic Krautrock jams!


Filed under: Reissues, 2018 releases, 2008 recordings

Related artist(s): Sula Bassana (Dave Schmidt), Interkosmos

More info
http://interkosmos-official.bandcamp.com/album/hypnotizer

Latest news

2020-02-18
Jon Christensen RIP – Word reaches us today of the passing of Norwegian drummer Jon Christensen, a musician whose sensitive playing did much to help define the atmospheric sound of ECM jazz recordings. His work with Jan Garbarek, Bobo Stenson, Terje Rypdal, and many more was sensitive and varied, adapting to a wide variety of styles while maintaining a distinct identity of its own. Christensen was 76. » Read more

2020-01-21
Gong Announces UK Tour for 2020 – Having spent the last few years touring the world, including dates in Japan with psych legend Steve Hillage, multiple headline European tours and festivals, America’s Cruise to the Edge festival, a South America headline tour, and a headline performance at Tomorrow Festival in China, the band have won the hearts of both traditional and modern Gong fanbases. During this live journey, Gong has delved further into the truly psychedelic, exploratory, and mind-expanding side of the music. » Read more

2020-01-15
Carlos Alvarado RIP – Carlos Alvarado, pioneering composer, multi-instrumentalist and pioneer of progressive rock and electronic experimental music in Mexico, passed away January 14th, 2020 at age 68 after a two year battle with cancer.  » Read more

2020-01-12
Wolfgang Dauner RIP – Pianist Wolfgang Dauner, one of the pioneers of both European free jazz and jazz rock, has died at the age of 84. With his own groups and with the United Jazz+Rock Ensemble, his playing and compositions were a prominent presence in European jazz from the mid-60s until just recently. » Read more

2020-01-12
Michael Allison RIP – Michael Allison, who since 1997 has been recording as Darshan Ambient, passed away on January 9th after a long and brave battle with cancer. He has been at at the forefront of the new ambient/electronic music scene, with over eighteen releases to his credit. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

David Torn / Mick Karn / Terry Bozzio - Polytown – David Torn (guitars, effects), Mick Karn (fretless bass) and Terry Bozzio (drums, percussion) have all been around the block, and this unlikely trio have released one of the years most interesting and...  (1994) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues