Personally speaking, "Thinking About Myself" blew me away.
Dark Angel, May 1994
... his most recent album is based in the world of classical piano as
much as it is in ambient techno. .. It gives you a feeling of
contemplation even though the background's racing. And lets his piano
solos fit in perfectly. Cosmic Baby's off swimming with the
dolphins. Follow him if you please.
Sandie Don in: 3-D-World No. 193, May 1994
... it sets Cosmic Baby up as the new wunderkid of melodic German
Sarah Champion in: Melody Maker, 16 April 1994
Cosmic Baby combines vivid, shimmering piano tones with a trance-house
kick. Cyber classicism or cosmic muzak? Who cares: enjoy the beauty.
I-D, No. 127, April 1994
... a masterful listening piece that does in fact get you
thinking. This album really does tug at your emotions and makes a play
at controlling your moods, as you realise there are things equally as
powerful as the mind.
Joanne Wain in: JOCKEYSLUT, May/June 1994
... a magical and mystical compilation of downtempo ambient movements
and uptempo galloping trance tunes all gently linked together.
Dimitri in: 24 seven, April 1994
... with intuitive, extraordinary charm and affecting melancholy. In
many ways, Cosmic is trying to tease the soul out of the machine.
Andy Shih in: UndergroundNews No. 21 / 1994
... delves perhaps a bit too far into the pop realm and falls somewhat
short of what Cosmic's fans would expect.
NET MAGAZINE No. 18, July / Aug. 1994
It's a good listening experience but the ambient tracks are rather too
derivative an the fast tracks a little samey. It's better than most
instrumental things but we were expecting a little more from the self
styled 'Mozart of Techno'.
DJ, 14 April 1994
A classically-trained musician who has both had a "cyberspace opera"
broadcast on national radio and performed at the infamous Love Parade,
Cosmic Baby has forged an album of the purest, home-listenable
electronica - hardly dance hit-heavy, but utterly brilliant.
SKY Magazine, May 1994
Cosmic Baby is clearly a talented bloke, drawing on a huge (and
unusually genuine) spiritual energy to devise a unique version of
trance. ... This is likely to piss off your techno purists... While
it'd be sad for this emotional, vulnerable, honest music to be
commoditised, in an ideal world 'Thinking About Myself' should be
heard by millions now, not just in 20 years' time. In days like these,
we need music this good.
Andrew Perry in SELECT No 47, May 1994
While many of his other releases rely chiefly on the sounds of new
technology, this places the focus on the piano, with looped
synthesizer progressions falling subordinate to the organic
melodies. Almost a Cosmic Baby Unplugged, if you will. It plays like a
living diary, evoking people, places and personal history.
Tamara Palmer in: URB Magazine, July 1994