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Cosma is Avihen
Livne, born 1979, from Kiryat Bialik near Haifa, Israel.
his musical way in the dark clubs of Haifa and the area,
listening to new
wave and more electronic stuff:
Depech Mode, Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, Front
Then trance arrived (95), he said, and put some
consciousness between everybody's feet and brain.
That affected him as well, and after years of
parties he started to make music in 1998.
As he has been into computers
since he was very young, making music with the computer was natural to
He worked first with Benny Risher as Diablo.
They released one Album - 'Insufficient
Memory' on Pandora records in 1999
and tracks on compilations: 'Hop She
Goes...' & 'Papa' (Space Mantra/BNE).
In 2000 Avihen started to work
under the name Cosma (suggested by DJ Jorg of SST).
Avihen said a lot has changed since in the way he
grasped music and in the making of it.
Part of it was thanks to working
together with other artists like Ido Ophir (Domestic)
and Erez Eizen (Infected
Mushroom) which helped him alot to develop and grow up.
helpful to learn the way another mind operates and to see a different Way
He released quite a few tracks on compilations
and in September 2001
Avihen released his debut solo album
This album was considered a milestone
release in every aspect as Avihen
found a new formula of Israeli trance
that swept the world off its feet.
He took the direction of trance into a
"Simplicity" was characterized by a
big clear quality sound cruising through a deeper vibe,
taking in funky beat, progressive,
electronics and ambience while sounding fresh all the way.
"If you were in the right mood,
"Simplicity" could be a religious experience"(DJ magazine).
After the release of this album, Cosma
became an established name and he performed live all around the globe
(England, Japan, Germany, Switzerland,
Mexico, Brazil, Greece, Denmark, Belgium, Hungary...)
Avihen moved on to signing his new
album, "Nonstop", to the Israeli label HOMmega.
In this album he swept many
'Nonstop' is a juicy and innovative
journey into trance.
Dark and pounding, not for
lightweights, Cosma's music rocks your core without beating your brains
all while keeping his famous trademark
- his unique cosmic atmosphere.
Avihen was about
to release his 2nd album,
"Nonstop", on March 2003.
Following the album's release, he was
scheduled for a world tour
going through Brazil, Japan, Mexico,
South Africa and England.
To prepare himself for this exciting
stage of his musical career,
he decided to take some time off in
On February 10th, while driving back
from Palulim beach to his hotel,
he was involved in a motorcycle
He was hospitalized, but despite
all medical efforts, he passed away.
He was a
special person, a good friend and a talented musician who was loved by
A person who had so much in him that
he could give so much to others with his music
that was played, heard and hailed
His music is his legacy. Remember him