One of the seminal Kosmische groups from the North (Minnesota to be a little more precise) were my label mates and band mates (I have been and am currently in several projects with both Erik and Sean) Salamander.
They were the masthead of the whole scene and definitely a major inspiration. Their first album “Red Ampersand” is definitely a milestone and sounds more current then it did then. This is the title track.
Red Ampersand, 1998