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kosmøs : Tim Tonak (bass, vocals), and Ben Tonak (vocals, guitar).

Kosmøs is brothers Ben & Tim Tonak, accompanied by a rotating cast of friends. Currently these friends include Nick Fiore (drums) and Rick Fuller (guitars). Originally from Wyoming, the brothers Tonak formed kosmøs in 2004.


Primary Terms

kosmos:
The Greek term κόσμος (kosmos), literally means "order" or "ornament" and metaphorically "world," and is antithetical to the concept of chaos. The modern word cosmos is derived from this word and, in general terms, a cosmos is an orderly or harmonious system. Today, the word is generally used as a synonym of the Latin loanword "Universe" (considered in its orderly aspect). ...Wikipedia

ø:
Ø or (minuscule) ø is a vowel and a letter used in the Danish, Norwegian, Faroese and Southern Sami languages. It is mostly used as a representation of mid front rounded vowels, such as ø œ, except for Southern Sami where it is used as an [oe] diphthong.

The letter "Ø" is sometimes used in mathematics as a replacement for the symbol "∅" (Unicode character U+2205), referring to the empty set as established by Bourbaki. The "∅" symbol is always drawn as a slashed circle, whereas in most typefaces the letter "Ø" is a slashed ellipse.

Secondary Terms

empty set:
In mathematics, and more specifically set theory, the empty set is the unique set having no elements; its size or cardinality (count of elements in a set) is zero.


With the first album Ways of Letting Go (2006), kosmøs began a series of explorations in constructing and deconstructing forms of attachment and preconception. Indeed, even from the first song of that initial album, "What It Is," kosmøs unintentionally turned a break-up record into rock existentialism.

Subsequent EP's The Bifurcation (2008) and Skeptics In Love (2010) continued the trend of exploring existential themes cloaked in rock songs about love and politics.

In 2012 the band released demos of two new songs "And Chaos" and "Another Life." The band plans to add several songs to these in a forthcoming release, tentatively titled Atomized. No release date has been set.

 

kosmos

BY WALT WHITMAN

Who includes diversity and is Nature,

Who is the amplitude of the earth, and the coarseness and sexuality of the earth, and the great charity of the earth and the equilibrium also,

Who has not look’d forth from the windows the eyes for nothing, or whose brain held audience with messengers for nothing,

Who contains believers and disbelievers, who is the most majestic lover,

Who holds duly his or her triune proportion of realism, spiritualism, and of the æsthetic or intellectual,

Who having consider’d the body finds all its organs and parts good,

Who, out of the theory of the earth and of his or her body understands by subtle analogies all other theories,

The theory of a city, a poem, and of the large politics of these States;

Who believes not only in our globe with its sun and moon, but in other globes with their suns and moons,

Who, constructing the house of himself or herself, not for a day but for all time, sees races, eras, dates, generations,

The past, the future, dwelling there, like space, inseparable together.