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Cosmic Inc. (Cosmic Baby, aka Harald Blüchel) is responsible for the omnious instrumental music, which goes through a rainbow of colours, from pessimistic shades in the overture to optimistic in the end. Kraftwerk monotony and Ennio Morricone suspense go hand in hand. He creates an interesting symbiosis of classical music and techno… His soundtrack definitely sets new standarts.
Cosmic Baby (aka Harald Blüchel) has always walked a fine line between serious music and entertainment music. On the one hand he has remixed pieces from Sven Väth, Vangelis and Yello, yet on the other hand this classically trained concert pianist has embued his Trance tracks with a completely new dimension that deserves the title of "Techno-art". "An album shouldn't be just a collection of good pieces - it must also have a concept behind it," says Cosmic Baby about his album, "Heaven". The 14 tracks are cleverly ordered in dramaturgical fashion, each taking you away to fantastical tonal worlds all of which could make up the sound-track of a dream. The music wiith a lot of snorkelling and distortion. Sometimes classically overdone, then suddenly set to pronounced drumbeats, a revision of seven years of Cosmic Baby on the one hand and the unmistakable influence of electronic pioneers like Tangerine Dream and Jean-Michel Jarre on the other.