Beautiful Sounds Of Kosmoratik Band

By Marci Glover

Epic music results from composure during composition and careful choice of words and sounds. The style adapted by Kosmoratik band has enabled them to win a large following across generations. They began in 2011 in Oslo as a musical experiment. The three pioneering members, Lise Lotte, Eivind Johansen and Odd Gunner, wanted to test how layering can apply in music. Their experiment bore fruits and resulted in music that is deep endearing.

The first fruits of the layering experiment were seen in 2012 with the release of Gravitation, their first album. This opened doors for them to tour the world through concerts. The number of fans has increased to involve people from different generations. Their musical style involves a combination of symphonic and classical rock. Their most prominent sounds are oboe, acoustic guitar and string quartet. The influence of the group has grown due to a professional approach to composition.

Fans wanted more music from them after the release of their first album. This pressure and success from the first album has fueled production of the second album under the title Bridges and boats. It has maintained the epic, symphonic and classical element that distinguishes the group. The band has taken the experiment further by trying out the 60s and 70s rock feel. The melodies are carefully selected and so are the words. Professional arrangement and melody patterns complete the incredible package.

The themes handled in songs by this group are deep and a bit complex. The concept of layering has been fully exploited giving each song or lyric a double meaning. The second album still incorporates the element of classical and symphonic rock leading to very addictive music. Bridges and Boats shows an incredible improvement and mastery of what was experimented in the first album.

Johansen is a pivotal member of the pioneering trio and has played a huge part in its success. His reputation as an arranger has seen their songs break records on chats. Every track presents a unique sound and melody that is superb to the ears. There is an element of ballad in his compositions.

Gunner Odd is an instrumentalist specializing in guitar. He also assists Johansen with arranging with the pair mastering the classical symphonic pop feel. Lisa Lotte is an excellent and seasoned vocalist who performed on major world stages before settling with the band. Her natural talent allows her to switch from alternate rock to classic jazz with no difficulty whatsoever. Her voice is distinct and endearing to listeners, especially her wide vocal range.

Anticipation for Bridge and Boats was escalated by the love for Gravitation. The tours and concerts that followed the release of the first album have won the band more fans. Members quote John Martyn and Nick Drake as their role models. They also seek to emulate the success and performance style of the Beatles in order to rule the music of their generation.

The lyrics in both Gravitation and Bridges and Boats are laced with a high dose of poetry. This is inspired by the works of such poets as Rumi and Hafez. Fans listen to their music online or by downloading from online stores. The music is as a result of professional composition, deep thought and a unique approach during production.

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