Stoned Asia Music as a concept is five years old, and having
thus far released extremely collectable compilations and great
sounds from around the globe the time has finally come to release
exclusive original artist led music to the globe. Therefore when
Cosmic Rocker delivered this album, it was inevitable the first
artist album would be released.
Sasha Crnobrnja (pronounced 'Sir-no-burn-jah'), aka Cosmic
Rocker became interested in drumming and DJ'ing and at age 20 and
began studying drumming with master percussionist Cosimo Lampis
of Brainticket. While at the same time, being heavily influenced
for days to come, by the 'cosmic' scene, a little known movement
of a mixture of musical styles that had its origins in Italy in
the 70s. In 1993 Sasha moved to New York and soon co-founded
Prior to 911, Pathaan was frequenting New York every month and
it was during this time their friendship spawned. Hence while
producing 'Mirrors and Windows', Sasha felt it was a project
suitable for 'Stoned Asia Music', with tracks like 'Occasionally
Modified' featured on 'Pathaan's Small World' and 'Liquid Medium'
on 'Stoned Asia Music Edition 4'.
Cosmic Rocker, the man behind Codek and the Organic Grooves
parties in NYC has already been asked whether this music can be
categorized? You could say 'file under: Trip Hop, Leftfield,
Cosmic or Asian/World' but we won't. The point is, this is
uncategorizable by name but fits many comfortable niches by vibe
whether it's 'Cobra', ' Sugar', 'Occasionally Modified' or any of
the other quality tracks present here.
What we will say is, enjoy 'Mirrors and Windows' and do not
forget the name 'Cosmic Rocker' and as a description you could
call it, 'sounds of the world with shaky bead stoned banjo
slangin' hippy flip flops with mad dub echoes' or just plain and
simple, proper 'Stoned Asia Music'.