Restless Romanian producer Cosmin TRG is set to release his debut
artist album, Simulat, on August 26th 2011 courtesy of
Modeselektor's boutique imprint, Fifty Weapons.
It's his constant innovation since breaking through in 2007 which
has earned Cosmin a deserving reputation with the electronic
elite. In that time, the now Berlin based DJ, producer and live
performer has amassed an enviable discography which traverses a
number of ghostly styles, moods and tempos. Coming on an
appropriately diverse array of labels including Hessle Audio,
Rush Hour and Hemlock, as well as BPitch, Tempa and Fifty Weapons,
it has marked out the Romanian as a distinguished producer with a
discernable voice all his own.
It should come as no surprise, then, that the debut Cosmin TRG
album is as considered as it is. Sure, there are tracks which will
work both on and off the dancefloor, but it's the way they're
threaded together and make for one cohesive and coherent statement
overall that stands them apart. Made up of 12 new tracks, each has
been exclusively produced for the album whilst CD-only track
Fizic' is to be the lead single, due for release in mid June.
Opening on a typically solid but simultaneously surfing groove
(which sits, as ever, somewhere outside genre boundaries as we
know them) things are alluringly urgent and typically textured
from the off. Taking appropriate detours into deeper pockets;
areas of warm analogue ambiance and abstract alien sounds,
there are traces of everything that has gotten Cosmin to this
point so far, all re-visioned with an ever shifting focus.
To call the album so-and-so house or some sort of techno doesn't
do it any sort of justice. Quite simply, it's an all new language.
Once again confirming Cosmin to be a producer in constant
experimental flux, Simulat speaks loudly of an essential talent.