Stephanie Sante is the mastermind behind Cosmic Diva. Let’s just say she is the cosmic diva. This is her seventh release as a musician and through the creation process of each album release, her sound and style evolves. This latest album of hers is centered on the style of super ambient lounge music with Bossa Nova influences. This is an album that could perfectly play in the background of any coffee shop where the artists writing their next novel and the people getting their morning fix will both enjoy this existential collection of “cosmic” songs.
All of the songs that make up the album are very spacey in origin; the synths all maintain the quality of futurism and technology. The song “Link With Me” is ambient and chill but has a very upbeat and compelling beat to it. I can imagine the sounds being emitted from some type of ray gun out in space that just allows the music to swirl in the vacuum. The next song “Group Mind” is upbeat from the start. It reminds me of the style from bands like Portishead or Massive Attack. There is an interesting effect that is used that sounds like a strange space bird cooing. The track coolly named “Genesis of Creation” is a song that really defends the Bossa Nova style. (Bossa Nova is a style birthed out of Brazil that is upbeat electronic lounge music infused with some ethnic vibes.)
Each song on Cosmic Diva seems to almost effortlessly beg an unseen question, or open the mind in a newfound way. The song "Loves Journey" takes the listener on an aural journey that is so light and uplifting. At every moment in the song, there is a heavy layer of wavy sounds that swirl and blend to create a feeling of cosmic love. This song also shares many Bossa Nova vibes as there is some piano-like synths and something that sounds like a horn.
The sounds throughout the album are all very unique and lack the possibility of “getting old.” This is a collection of songs that you can play back over and over again and new sentiments and experiences through the structures of the music can be felt. Also, the names of all of the tracks are very solid in perpetuating the existence that is space and the genre that is sci-fi. While the music on Cosmic Diva is ambient music, it remains ethereally dramatic and could be a soundtrack to an epic sci-fi production.
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