Soma Laboratory's COSMOS is an ambient looper for evoking meditative states

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  • The drifting memory station is the latest instrument from Vlad Kreimer.
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  • Vlad Kreimer's Soma Laboratory has a new instrument called COSMOS. Described by the Russian company as a drifting memory station, COSMOS is a looper that subtly but constantly alters sounds with shifting delay lines, unsynced LFO and chaotic modulation. Soma says it's built for performances of ambient music that don't have to rely on preprepared ideas, and is geared toward evoking "states and experiences inherent in meditation, such as limitless space, fluidity, spontaneous development, presence, the ability to hear, tranquility, the experience of subtle harmony and happiness enveloping the whole world." It was also inspired by the early collaborations of Robert Fripp and Brian Eno. COSMOS will cost €480 and is expected to ship in several months. You can preorder direct from Soma now. Kreimer was also responsible for innovative instruments like the LYRA-8 drone box and PULSAR-23 drum machine. Learn more about COSMOS.