Welcome to Kosmos homepage!
Kosmos is a folk-progressive group from Turku, Finland. Our main
influences come from folk, progressive and psychedelic rock of the
early seventies. The lyrics, sung by our female singer Päivi Kylmänen,
are in Finnish, but English translations are also included on our albums.
Our songs 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).
The first album "Tarinoita Voimasta" (2005) is a fairly mellow album
with lots of acoustic guitar and mellotron, piano, flute and violin.
Our psychedelic side is a bit more pronounced on the second album
"Polku"(2007). Some new instruments such as bassoon, bombarde and
theremin have been introduced. The third album "Vieraan Taivaan Alla"
(2009) has two different sides stylistically: it starts with folkier material,
but at about halfway through the music becomes more electric and
The fourth album "Salattu Maailma" (2013) is the most diverse Kosmos
album yet, offering folk, psychedelia and symphonic progressive.