Following the meeting between Masomenos, Vadim Svoboda and M hamed el Menjira, Abdessamad Boussahfa and Sanhaji, Cosmo Records is once more exploring the crossover between Western electronic music producers and traditional African instrumentalists. This time around the Casablanca-based label is welcoming a new artist to the fold. Cesar Merveille has been active in the European house and techno scene for many years, releasing on labels such as Cadenza and Visionquest while always pursuing his own unique creative agenda inside and outside the conJines of club music. Cesar s recent adventures have found him launching Roche Madame, a label for his most personal and expressive work. In the spirit of this exciting new phase in his career, this release for Cosmo Jinds him working with the captivating tones of Senegalese vocalist Malik Diop across a range of tracks that capture the crosscultural spirit of Cosmo. -Kosmos- is a thoroughly delicate production, using intricate threads of percussion that fall in intriguing, fractured patterns behind the layers of Malik s voice. The melodic content follows this hypnotic format, drifting in and out of earshot in a playful key that speaks to West African traditions even as it transmits through contemporary synthesis.