Cosmic Baby ‎– Thinking About Myself

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Logic Records ‎– LOC LP 10
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Engineered at Highlights Studio, Berlin.
Mastered at Artephon
Published by Cosmic Enterprises
Includes free poster.

The durations on the record cover are wrong, except "Cosmic Greets Florida" and "Treptow".

P & C Logic Records 1994
Made in Holland

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String): 743211960519
  • Barcode (Text): 743211 96051 9
  • Label Code: LC 7531
  • Rights Society: GEMA / BIEM

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Cosmic Baby Thinking About Myself(14xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Time Out Of Mind none US Unknown
7432119605-2, LOC LP 10 Cosmic Baby Thinking About Myself(CD, Album) BMG, Logic Records 7432119605-2, LOC LP 10 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
LUSA 001, 79591-59500-2 Cosmic Baby Thinking About Myself(CD, Album) Logic Records, Logic Records LUSA 001, 79591-59500-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
TOOM302 Cosmic Baby Thinking About Myself(14xFile, MP3, 320) Time Out Of Mind TOOM302 Germany 2007
T.O.O.M. 009/CD Cosmic Baby Thinking About Myself(CD, Album) Time Out Of Mind T.O.O.M. 009/CD Germany 1998 Sell This Version

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AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

June 9, 2016
Contains the (Contemplative) mix of Loops Of Infinity which whilst didn't work as well in a Rave or club set as the 12" versions but when the distorted tuned kick drops 2/3's of the way through definitely for me makes it my favourite version.
fabriknos

fabriknos

July 29, 2014
I've always loved Cosmic Baby's classically-influenced trance from the early 90s - Stellar Supreme is an all time favorite - so in a recent nostalgia-induced buying spree I picked up this CD. Then I remembered why I hadn't listened to it in so long: it's just not that good. The album goes back and forth between meandering, forgettable piano interludes and upbeat trance, but the trance doesn't have the same impact as his work from before. Treptow is an especially good (bad?) example of this - when he starts playing piano notes on top of the music, it just sounds out of place and unappealing. It doesn't help that the mixing and mastering quality on this release is very thin and flat, with no low end presence at all (in my car stereo, which is pretty capable, I have to turn the bass up to the max setting to get anything close to a thump in the kick drum.) I realize a lot of early 90s trance releases had bad mastering, but there were plenty that sounded fine then and still stand on their own today. TAM is not one of them.

The only saving grace here is the inclusion of Fantasia and Loops of Infinity, but that almost doesn't count, as they were both released as singles prior to this album and people had already heard them a ton before. I prefer different versions of each, but the originals are good as well, so at least there's that.

When it comes to Cosmic Baby, his music from 1991-1993 is where it's at. Almost all of the music from that time period has great energy and memorable melodies. But from 94 on, it seemed Cosmic was more interested in making pseudo-classical music and nothing really stands out to me in this part of his career. I respect his refusal to join the mainstream trance movement, as his former partner PvD did, but the more I think about it, the more I think he should have stayed with it - who knows what kind of groundbreaking stuff he would have added to the repertoire by now.