behind cosmic metal mother youll find our man in rome paolo di nola. here he takes time out from running his panacustica label to present you a lovely, melancholy, downbeat piece of cowboy disco. on the a-side youll get an additional version by label honcho prins thomas, giving you what you never knew you wanted...a potent mix of bluegrass and acid..on the b-side nycs the stallions aka gunslingers extraordinaire lovefingers and lee dougles fights of the bad guys and gets the girl in the end...into the sunset. internasjonal hq, september 2011
panacustica’s fourth release is amongst cosmic metal mother’s finest work. “time is now” the track in question, defies definition by mastering a style on it’s own, by fusing elements echoing from prog-rock drenched with emotional content into an adult and contemporary way of delivering which is unique to the cmm writing style. the original is melancholic bliss. a vocal line at the center of the piece whispers words about oscar wilde and mr. death accompanied by a cello melody that grows bigger and bigger into an angelic cascade of notes. the track begins and ends in the most bare way with just a drum beat leaving you with the feeling you have just entered a loop where time is irrelevant. commodity place has the second cut of the a side. the duo from rome, known in the global underground of the vinyl tribes for their signature guitar style, chooses to call their mix “experience”, clearly paying homage to the gods of rock, delivering a guitar solo that will fire up your speakers and fill your eyes with the brightest psychedelic colors that we all so desperately need in this age of grey anonymity. the b-side is a full eight-minute mix by the man who needs no introduction and made us all dance since day one, larry heard, a.k.a. mr. fingers. his version is a fast “four to the floor” track, where a shaker drives the house beat into the melodic lines and voice borrowed from the original, making it one hundred per cent dance floor efficient with the modernity and mastery of his touch
this is the third 12-inch for panacustica, delivering a deep, atmospheric ambient track by cosmic metal mother: >zen locomotive<. as soon as the needle drops onto the vinyl, a train sound emulated by a moog transports us through a gentle melody consisting of moods and textures created by uneven loops of sustained sounds, suggestive of a scenery from a train window in full speed, where color shades melt as well as time and space exactly like the music, an intense trippy and esoteric journey.
one year later the label panacustica delivers a slamming second twelve inch rats mother followed by a brilliant prins thomas remix, plus a detroit inspired instrumental by stay gold, argentoÆs alter ego. the record opens with a dreamy version where a plucked string intro and rats voice drive you into a deep, cinematic, adult dance groove. this laid back, psychedelic track flows well beyond your usual dance floor act into eno-esque territories. prins thomass mix is faster, happier and jumpier. its an amazing balearic trip with a live warm feel to it in which a guitar plays along the melody, accentuating the spaced out feel of the track, lifting it into higher states. stay gold gives the listeners a techno version where sparse, mechanical drums and a minimized melody take us to the motor city (citta dei motori) for a night drive in the dark. own it, feel it, play it loud.
cosmic metal mother strikes again, this time on argentos very own label, panacustica. here comes >twice,< a brilliant new 12inch inch with remixes from professor genius (italians do it better, u.s.a) and baby ford (ifac, u.k.). on the first cut, the mother explores deeper grooves in a more organic fashion, letting an ethereal, trippy, melodic piano line unfold on a solid, spaced-out disco groove. the remixes of this hypnotic monster are just as strong as the original. professor geniuss >ragazza mix< elaborates on the melody, delivering a layered synth stomper right to the floor, while baby fords remix deconstructs the track into pumping, minimal, machine funk, typical of his incredible trademark sound. panacusticas first 12 inch delivers pure soulful psychedelia.