Kosmos is a folk-progressive group from Turku, Finland. Their main influences come from folk, progressive and psychedelic rock of the early seventies. The lyrics, sung by a female singer, are in Finnish, but English translations are also included in their albums. Some of the instruments used are: Mellotron, acoustic guitar, piano, flute and violin. The songs of Kosmos rely on strong atmosphere and interesting lyrics. According to Olli Valtonen, the main lyric writer, the general idea in the lyrics is "the other reality" (mainly the cosmic and mystic one).
Sotiris is a police interrogator in Athens. He has an obsession: he needs to be fair. He judges the suspects after his personal moral and against the law. With the intention to save another innocent soul, he accidentally kills a man. Dora is the only witness to the crime. She is a poor cleaning woman who leads a breathless life. The struggle to survive has made her unfair. The righteous Sotiris and the unrighteous Dora like each other. But love, honesty and justice aren’t easy to combine.
A strange man with otherworldly talents becomes both a friend and a pariah in a small Turkish town in this drama from writer and director Reha Erdem. Yahya is nearly in a panic when his young son falls into the river on a wintry day and looks lifeless when he's pulled from the water. But a stranger appears out of nowhere and takes the boy in his arms, and suddenly the child is breathing and perfectly healthy again.
This recording saw Tomita becoming more experimental and international in approach, incorporating the strange, ethereal 'Unanswered Question' by the equally strange American composer Charles Ives, and inventive reworkings of works by J.S. Bach and Richard Strauss.
The Moog Polymoog, which was the first polyphonic synthesiser, was introduced here, no doubt making life somewhat easier for Tomita.