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Approved: Ah! Kosmos

By | Published on Thursday 13 September 2018

Ah! Kosmos

Sound designer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Başak Günak is set to release her second album as Ah! Kosmos on 5 Oct. Titled ‘Beautiful Swamp’, it follows 2015’s ‘Bastards’.

“Swamp as an image represents this album’s process”, she says of the title. “Sinking into the step that I’m taking and taking the next move from that sunken space. The ground was pulling me in and this slowly let me find my sensibility, softness, flexibility and also power”.

“Wounds, dreams, disappointments, senses of belonging, moments of fragility, separation and absence were the starting point of this album”, she continues. “Then came my experience of how these feelings may transform into beauty and grace as I dived into them. ‘Beautiful Swamp’ became a home for this transition”.

The first single from the album, a collaboration with Özgür Yılmaz titled ‘Wide’, is out now. A perfect introduction to the new record, its circling guitar riff spirals down into the track like a corkscrew. It then pulls back up subdued beats and vocals that are gradually imbued with a joyousness that rises up after them.

Watch the video for ‘Wide’ here:

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