Cosmic Hoffmann – Beyond the galaxy


Released: 1999 By AD Music

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  1. Beyond the Galaxy [19:55]
  2. The Gate of Lahore Part 1 [7:37]
  3. Howling Wolves (recorded in 1978) [8:13]MP3 soundclip of Howling wolves [3:00]
  4. The Gate of Lahore Part 2 [12:10]
  5. Wanderers of Time [17:40]

Cosmic Mellotron Space journey by Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock. With Stephen Parsick and Ron Boots

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Weight 105 g



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5 reviews for Cosmic Hoffmann – Beyond the galaxy

  1. Mariusz Wjcik / Poland

    This music is classic electronic music – many typical sequencing passages – it is great album!!!

    2009. Mariusz Wjcik / Poland

  2. Kees Aerts

    Cosmic Hoffmann is Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock, chief of Mind over Matter andon this first solo CD he has put 5 Cosmic, Space pieces of music. Lots of Mellotron and Space guitar gives the complete CD that nostalgic feeling that’s so popular nowadays. The 3th track does not only feels nostalgic but it really is. The music is from 1978!
    Klaus is accompanied by Stephen Parsick on 3 tracks and on 1 track by SP and Ron Boots. I presume it’s from the live gig in Germany of last year.
    And to end, here’s a (non-complete) gear list: Mellotron M400, Mini Moog, ARP, Korg PE-2000, Roland VP-330, EKO and more.
    I’ve listened to the pre-release twice now and I must say this is one of the best retro space music CD’s I’ve heard recently. I highly recommend it!

    1999. Kees Aerts

  3. Mark Jenkins / E-Mix

    Not much doubt about the style here judging from the titles and even from the artist’s name – Cosmic Hoffmann is in fact Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock of Mind Over Matter, here dumping the Pink Floyd-like prog rock elements of that band’s music in favour of a guitar, synth and Mellotron-led orgy of ’70’s cosmicness. The title track at 19.55 sets the pace, opening with gliss guitar over deep synth chords and breaking into the inevitable frantic analog sequencing after about five minutes. Plenty of phasers sweeping everything up and down, a guitar solo eight minutes in, break down to a gentler texture and end with squirts of white noise and plaintive chords. The Gate Of Lahore Pt. 1″ is a chord-based

  4. ND / GB

    An incredible synth/Mellotrons based album, and one of the best of its type ever!Whether you’re into Kraut, space or prog instrumental music, this album will have appeal for you. There are 3 long tracks that run between twelve and nineteen minutes each, and 2 of seven and eight minutes, and every one is fantastic!

    The 1st track, for example, starts with some classic space synth layers before introducing a huge set of synth rhythms, synth leads and sequencers, and showing the rest how it should be done A rock solid slice of classic Teutonic-flavoured synth music that will have TD fans in tears of joy.
    Not only that, but you also get a superbly used electric guitar line in there too just to give an added depth and a sense of dynamics and bite, as the whole thing flows along leaving you in raptures of delight. I’ll tell you how good it is – the first ten minutes flies by and you feel you’ve not been listening to it for more than five – this is just fantastic!
    The music fades around the thirteen-minute mark into a sea of cosmic bliss with keyboard layers and textures that take the piece to a perfect conclusion.
    Track 2 features nearly eight minutes of Mellotrons – yes, this IS Mellotron heaven, on a track featuring synthesizer backdrops that leave the main work to that classic keyboard, and the track is one of the finest vehicles for Mellotron work since Edgar Froese‘s Epsilon In Malaysian Pale album, and you don’t need me to tell you how good that was. The rest of the album is equally sensational using all these settings from electric guitar, sequencers, Mellotrons, synth melodies and rhythms, cosmic backdrops to produce stunning works from the hands and mind of a truly gifted musician who, in one fell swoop, manages to put so many others to shame, leaving even the likes of Red Shift, early Air Sculpture and certainly modern Tangs, dead at the starting post.

    Could be best synth album of the year, certainly one of the top three. Essential listening.

    1999. ND / GB

  5. Phil Derby

    I heard so much good music in 1999, particularly in the Berlin School style, that I am starting to run out of superlatives to describe them. So, here I go again, raving about yet another excellent one, Beyond the Galaxy.” I’ve already compromised myself by describing two previous releases (Radio Massacre International‘s “Borrowed Atoms” and Ron Boots“Tainted Bare Skin”) as the best music I’ve heard in 1999. So if I say it again

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