"Cosmology" is a 12 albums collection divided in 6 parts that explores the music archive of Open Your Eyes, the Belgium's Finest Purveyor of Psychedelic Rock and Acid Folk Acts, featuring best and previously unreleased material (concerts, remixes, outtakes, alternative versions...). "Lord Vampyros", the first volume of the serie, presents the greatest songs of Cosmic Trip Machine, the perfect tracklisting to (re)discover their classic "Lord Space Devil Trilogy" (songs 1 to 18) and outtakes, demos and unreleased songs from the time where Will Z. and Majnun met (songs 19 to 36) to "Lord Space Devil" and "Vampyros Roussos".
Will Z. : I remember March 2008. After our first band split, Majnun and I went to NoHype Studio (because the studio was booked) to record, with the help from JP, our sound ingeneer and our friend, an album called Lord Space Devil, which, I thought, would be my last musical project. When I sang "this is my last song", I really meant it! I was fed up with music business and I wanted to leave all that. During the recording process, Majnun and I felt totally free and really inspired for the first time in studio! We were very satisfied with the result, so we decided to share our music on the web. I thought maybe we could have a few downloads, but, when we reached quickly 3500 downloads and when we had reviews from blogs and magazines, and labels contacts, I realized I couldn't give up this amazing adventure. People loved Lord Space Devil, its freedom and its honesty. Cosmic Trip Machine became a band (with Thibault then Yoni on drums) and recorded the two following parts of our Magnum opus called Lord Space Devil Trilogy : Vampyros Roussos (our most downloaded and popular album) and The Curse of Lord Space Devil with the help from oG who became the third Cosmic Trip Machine head.
Majnun : It sounds like a long time ago, but it was yesterday. Flashbacks… First, it was the Cosmic Trip Machine birth in studio, in total freedom, with Will Z, brother in arms and outstanding melodies composer, without thinking about come-back or future : a lot of possibilities offered to us… Vampyros Roussos creation, project born after excessive parties and movies desires with combination of thumbnails and lot of influences… The Curse of Lord Space Devil, the cursed sessions and the beginning of oG collaboration, and the joy of recording Hear the voice of the AM, Jessica 's Nightmare and floating in ethereal Amethyst ruins… Gigs and sessions which will remain like my personnal best moments, with the highlights of Mantra#7777 session, a great trip with my friends Will, oG and JP, good musicians and soundscapes explorers, psychedelic cathedrals architects… I would like to thank you all at this point for sharing moment with Cosmic Trip, for tripping with or inside the Machine… Tomorrow never knows...
released January 15, 2018
Will Z.: vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass, percussions, sitar
Majnun: electric guitar, sitar-guitar, classic guitar, acoustic guitar
oG: glissando guitar
Thibault T-Bone Jungers: drums (songs 8-12; 27-36)
Yoni Imbro: drums (song 17)
Eric Trillet: keyboard (song 19)
Studio songs recorded at NoHype Studio by J-P Gerard