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This is the debut full-length album from Cosmin TRG. Since 2007, Cosmin TRG has been earning a well-earned reputation with the electronic elite. In that time, the now Berlin-based DJ, producer and live performer has amassed an enviable discography which traverses a number of ghostly styles, moods and tempos. Having released music on an appropriately diverse array of labels including Hessle Audio, Rush Hour and Hemlock, as well as BPitch, Tempa and Fifty Weapons has marked out the Romanian as a distinguished producer with a discernable voice all his own. It should come as no surprise, then, that the debut Cosmin TRG album is as considered as it is. Sure, there are tracks which will work both on and off the dancefloor, but it's the way they're threaded together, making for one cohesive and coherent statement overall that stands them apart. Made up of 12 new tracks, each has been exclusively produced for the album while CD-only track "Fizic" is to be the lead single. Opening on a typically solid but simultaneously surfing groove, things are alluringly urgent and typically textured from the off. Taking appropriate detours into deeper pockets; areas of warm analog ambiance and abstract alien sounds, there are traces of everything that has gotten Cosmin to this point so far, all re-visioned with an ever-shifting focus. To call the album so-and-so house or some sort of techno doesn't do it any sort of justice. Quite simply, it's an all new language. Once again confirming Cosmin to be a producer in constant experimental flux, Simulat speaks loudly of an essential talent.