A COSMIC TRAIL is an instrumental band that composes haunting and outstanding music influenced by elements from rock, prog, metal, jazz, folk and soundtracks. Combined and interweaved with beautiful melodies, stirring rhythms and lots of twists and changes all this creates a very unique and distinctive atmosphere. There's absolutely no room for typical post rock clichés in this band!
According to the motto musical barriers are there to tear them down A COSMIC TRAIL came out of nowhere and released their debut "The Outer Planes" in 2010. The album was sent to a small number of exclusive magazines. Reviews were overwhelming! "The Outer Planes" became a no-brainer and enjoyed popularity in all musical styles. The CD is completely sold out in the meantime!
Two years of intense songwriting sessions resulted in the new album "II: Mistral".
A COSMIC TRAIL worked on every little detail in the arrangements but still there's enough space for improvisation in the new tracks.
With the addition of drummer Klaus Engl (7for4) the new album sounds more rhythmic, organic and even more diversified. A COSMIC TRAIL kept their sound and style but are eager for constant progression and the urge to discover new musical territories.
Their slogan widescreen cinema for your ears is still true!
"II: Mistral" is a listening experience you won't often find in these days.
The album will be released in spring 2013 as CD and in limited white vinyl with gatefold cover + download code.
released 19 April 2013
All songs written and arranged by Markus Ullrich
guitars and bass recorded @ Kozmik studios in Jan./Feb. 2013, engineered by Markus Ullrich
keyboard arrangements by Richie Seibel, keys recorded @ In Passing studios in Jan. 2013, engineered by Richie Seibel
drums recorded @ D’Engl studios in Jan./Feb. 2013, engineered by Klaus Engl
mixed & mastered by Andy Horn @ The Red Room in Feb./March 2013 (www.andyhorn.de)