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Ah! Kosmos

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60 minsFirst aired 8 Nov 2016Next Headphone Highlights Tomorrow at 10:00am EDT
Yusako Aoki

Istanbul’s blissed-out space traveler and RBMA alumna presents some of the tunes which feed her own poly-rhythmic universe.

Turkish producer and instrumentalist Basak Günak operates under the moniker of Ah! Kosmos, and the stargazing name is most apt. Spaced-out layers of beats and blissed-out sounds and textures create a sense of slow, echoic wonder that eventually builds to a multi-rhythmic universe of its own. Günak describes her music as a study of how sound bounces off walls and between bodies, as they do in outer space between planets and other heavenly bodies, hence the name. Deep rhythms may have been born here on Earth, but Günak is doing her part to broadcast them to infinity and beyond.

Credits:

Interview by Arno Raffeiner
Produced and engineered by Samuel Reinhard

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