There’s something strangely attractive in Cosmin TRG’s abrasive sound, a dark force that keeps pulling you towards the center of his techno infused universe. At times, this force resembles his left field influences, yet most of the times it is powered by his roots in the rich underground culture nested in Romania.
Releases for 50Weapons, Rush Hour, Hessle Audio or Hemlock come as a sonic proof for his unsatiable hunger for exploring new musical territories. In this context, Fizic, Cosmin’s own record label, appears to connect the dots between his visions and the vast world of audio experiments made out of beatless abstract shapes and techno strips.
This is why we eagerly waited to delve inside his musical universe, so we asked Cosmin to come up with a track selection. He exceeded our expectations, as he listed 10 amazing Romanian electronic moments, randomly placed on the timeline, yet focused on the fertile contemporary underground that manage to spawn a truly mature and distilled sound.
Eirwud Mudwasser – Hahahaha So Sad – 2019
Khidja & Balabas – Apã Grea – 2018
Suburbs – Moldavi II – 2018
AK41 – The Man Who Wasn’t There – 2017
Costin Miereanu – Finis-Terre – 1984
Octavian Nemescu – Metabizantinirikon for Saxophone and Magnetic Tape – 1986
Petre Inspirescu – Vin Ploile – 2015
Simina Oprescu – Intersections Live Sessions – 2018
Makunouchi Bento – 27 Seconds on A Plank – 2010
Cindy Cat – Lumea Vazuta din Zgarie Nori – 1994