This music was recorded at the Manikin-Records 10 Year Anniversary Festival at the Toskana-Therme in Bad Sulza (a 48 hour non-stop event from Friday to Sunday).
Electric Orange played 2 sets (each 2 hours) on Saturday the 6th of April 2002. One early in the morning (5:00 to 7.00 a.m.) and another one late evening (11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.)
The first 3 tracks on this album were recorded in the morning, the remaining tracks in the evening. Both sets were completely different.
Recorded directly to stereo, a mix of a artificial head source and our mixer.
In the backround, floating water is clearly audible, as the venue was a very warm thermal bath. No clapping audience, as most of the them was listening and relaxing in swimsuits at the bar, on sunbeds or under water.
Remastered 2018 by DJM
Photos by Annika Osenberg, Jörg Bittner
many thanks to: Götsch & Annika (roadcrew), Mario Schönwälder, Eric Karow (Drumloops) and the Manikin Crew at the Festival
Available on Vinyl from Adansonia Records (see link on the right side)
released July 1, 2002
Dirk Bittner: Electric Guitar, Polysix, Voice, Vocoder, K2000, MAM RS3, KR77
Dirk Jan Müller: MS-20, 404, Farfisa Mini Compact, K2000, Echomixer, Grundig TK 23
I think Cosmic Ground is a exciting band. Old fashioned and with nice vibes and rhytms. But I miss something. Many compare with TD. Maybe, but I lack the crescendo at the end of the songs. It becomes boring when the end lacks a Froeselike guitarsolo. Something is missing, the crescendo is missing, the songs just exit out with no proper end explosion. Roger Adler