“More of an instrument than an effects processor, it creates strange and beautiful sonic textures”: SOMA Cosmos Drifting Memory Station review

In recent years, a new variant of digital delay-based effects has emerged that is not delay as we know or understand it, yet it exists. These effects scoff at usual dotted-eighth, ping pong and multi-tap delays and boldly bluster, “hold my absinthe,” before taking musicians into a wild and wonderful world filled with strange but beautiful atmospheres. 

The SOMA Cosmos is the latest entry into this category that defies previous delay descriptions. SOMA calls it a “Drifting Memory Station,” although it could just as easily be named a “Sound Alchemist’s Discovery Kit” or “Ambient Texture Mill” or such.

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