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Vinyl Of The Day  at It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine (January 23, 2017)


What an incredible year it has been!! I am thankful for the many opportunities it has given me! First the Silver Moon CD was released at Sulatron Records. That gave Astral Son a real boost.
I completed the Astral Son Trilogy by releasing Mind's Eye on CD (Sulatron) and vinyl (Headspin). What an incredible ride it has been making those three albums in my little studio. And watching them grow in the big outside-world. People connecting to the music, radio, reviews and interviews in printed magazines... With Mind's Eye I sure didn't make it easy on listeners, haha!! But it had to be done. After Turn on, Tune in there had to be a Drop out, right? Now I'm free to make whatever new music I please.
A special mighty Thank You to Dave&Lulu at Sulatron and Clio at Headspin Records for getting the music out in this world!! You are the positive people!!
The Magic Buzz is getting stronger, my friends!
Love, Music and Yoga! Do it!!

Mind's Eye did very well. I'm so happy everything went smooth before the end of the year!! There were so many difficulties during production and it wasn't sure if the vinyl could be released in 2016. But it did!!!
The album is included in some 'Best of 2016' lists and
I'm very proud of that! Alongside some of the albums that I got myself this year like Kikagaku Moyo, Constantine and Sun Dial. Great!!!! This means recognition for the work I do. Also recognition among fellow musicians.

Inside the studio I also made some changes. I got myself a Moog Synthesizer, at last!!! This autumn I made an electronic album and it will be released somewhere next year. Unfortunately my PC broke down so I have to get a new one, which means no money for mastering. So be Patient for the new Son of Ohm album. It is different, but if you dig the electronic sound of the seventies you'll love it.

I'm full of ideas and inspiration so I can't wait to get back to the studio again!!! See you somewhere in 2017!







The Astral Son Trilogy: Gurumaya, Silver Moon & Mind's Eye.



November 2016:
The Mind's Eye vinyl has arrived at Headspin Records!! Looking great!! Limited to 250 Green/yellow marbled & 250 Black!



The Mind's Eye CD was released by Sulatron Records in September! Also on Bandcamp (download & cd) and many other download shops now!!!


Shindig!


CD OF THE WEEK (Sept 30th) At Starship Overflow
"Without doubt their best album to date"

"The third Astral Son album is a kaleidoscopic blend of mind bending Space Rock, sprawling Acid Rock and propulsive Krautrock which fans of old-school 70s Prog/Psych are really going to dig. The final part of a spaced out trilogy which includes the albums Gurumaya and Silver Moon, Mind’s Eye channels the vibe and spirit of classic “head music”, raiding the far out archives of U.A., Virgin, Ohr and Brain records for inspiration…………..break out the bong Space Cadets, it’s one hell of a trip. Creating spectral, alien soundtracks with dense layers of fuzzed out, distorted, treated guitars and pulsing synths, Astral Son has absorbed the best elements of the more experimental sounds of the 60s and expertly mixed them with the cosmic soundscapes of the early 70s………………….."  THEE PSYCHEDELICATESSEN




Astral Son - Mind's Eye

1. Time for Change 9’03
2. Brainstorm 4’51
3. The Way 3’38
4. See Your Self 4’26
5. Dream 6’36
6. Mind’s Eye 9’27
7. The Observer 2’19
8. This Trip 3’49




March 2016: Sulatron Records has released Silver Moon on CD!!! Needless to say that I'm mighty proud!! This release is generating a lot of attention. Many positive reviews and I've even done some interviews for printed magazines.









And...the coloured vinyl of Gurumaya and Silver Moon are SOLD OUT at the Headspin quarters!! Over here the blue is gone too... There is still some silver vinyl.


2015 has been a very good year for Astral Son. Silver Moon has been received very well! it even showed up in some 'best of 2015' lists, and I'm very proud of that!!

"One of the discoveries of the year, the kind of trip delivered by Leonardo is very refreshing. He adds a touch of electronic music to a blend of space/psychedelic rock while not going full krautrock. This is one of the most hypnotizing albums on this list.
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Mr. Radio Top 15 Albums of 2015 (More Fuzz)

TimeLord Michalis' Best Albums 2015 Top 40 With Silver Moon on 4!!!!

 

Aural Innovations Staff Picks for Best of 2015:
Jeff Fitzgerald (At 5 of Top 25)
Keith Henderson (At 28 of Top 30)


#18 by Mr. Stone Top 20 Albums of 2015 (More Fuzz)

Furthermore there was plenty of airplay. Astral Son was Artist of month December at Carry's Music Machine and among the 40 Best of 2015 at Radio Starship Overflow!!



Silver Moon LP

The new album
Silver Moon Released by Headspin Records July 2015.
Limited to 150 copies on BLUE/WHITE/BLACK marbled vinyl, 150 copies on SILVER/BLACK marbled vinyl and 200 copies on BLACK vinyl!

Listen to samples here!

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Astral Son - Silver Moon Side A:
1. Waking Dream 4’01
2. In 3’00
3. Slight Return 5’10
4. Birds 1’29
5. Garden 4’17
6. Keep the Vibration 2’28

Side B:
7. Magic Buzz 12’24
8. Haven 3’07
9. Silver Moon 6’23
 


Astral Son,the side-project of Leonardo. Psychedelic song based space rock larded with krautrock and electronic sounds.