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COSMONAUT ON VACATION
“SOLID GOLD LP”

FOLLOWING UP LET THE MOMENT LAND (LTML), GREG SLAMEN/COSMONAUT ON VACATION IS QUIETLY SELF-RELEASING A SET OF GUITARLESS NEON-PSYCH-ACID-ROCK SONGS CALLED SOLID GOLD (9 TRACKS AT 30 MINS).

SUMMED UP, THIS PURPOSEFULLY MINIMAL RECORD IS THICK AND SOMETIMES SWEEPING BASS LINES, DIZZYING LUSH SYNTHY PADS AND LOOPY SMACKING DRUMS. NOT AT ALL AN ELECTRONIC RECORD, BUT BUILT COMPLETELY WITH ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS, SOLID GOLD IS A LOT LIKE MAKING SOME PASTA FROM SCRATCH AND WANTING TO SHARE A HELPING WITH A LOVED ONE YOU THINK MIGHT ENJOY IT.

THE OPENING NUMBER, “DECODER (ELEKTROREDUXXX)” SMACKS OF NEO-PSYCH MS-20 MELODIES BACKED BY A DRONY THUMP OF A RHYMTH SECTION. THE TITLE TRACK “SOLID GOLD” FEELS LIKE A CHILLWAVE DRUGGY RENDITION OF SOMETHING LOU REED MIGHT HAVE NEVER DONE. “LIQUID OBERON WASTOID ORGASM” IS TRUE TO FORM NEON-MOTORIK EQUIPPED WITH A REPETITIVE VOCODER ANNOUNCING THE SONG TITLE BURNING INTO THE BRAIN LIKE HAVING TAKEN TOO MUCH NIACIN. THE ANITHESIS OF LTML, SLAMEN SINGS IN SIMPLIFIED MANTRAS WHILE THE BEAT DIGS INTO ACID HOUSE RHYTHMS ON THE TRACK “HIGH AS LOVE” STRONGLY SUGGESTING A NOD TOWARD AN EARLY HAPPY MONDAYS DEMO. THE ALBUM CLOSER, “TURNAROUND” COULD BE THE MOST MINIMAL THING SLAMEN HAS EVER ATTEMPTED, BESIDES THAT ONE TIME HE COMBED HIS HAIR.

INSTRUMENTS USED FOR THIS COLLECTION OF RECORDINGS: KORG MS-20, ROLAND JUNO-106, AKAI MINIAK, NOVATION K-STATION, HOFNER VERYTHIN BASS, MACBOOK, ABLETON LIVE.

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released March 7, 2017

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Cosmonaut On Vacation Birmingham, Alabama

Cosmonaut On Vacation is a space rock/psych pop band consisting of Greg Slamen and Zach Evans. We live in Birmingham, AL, USA.

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