Hitting the number one spot at Psychedelic Waves!!!!
multi-instrumentalist returns with his 4th album and ‘Wonderful
Beyond’ is a perfect description for it. A swirling,
multi-coloured patchwork of beautiful psychedelic tunes that
take the listener on a ride all the way from the pastoral
countryside to the vast reaches of the endless universe.
Wonderul Beyond indeed!"
Wonderful Beyond on two in TimeLord Michalis Best
October: GREAT NEWS about WONDERFUL BEYOND!!! Vinyl (Headspin
black, 300 clear/blue)
released on October 26th.
CD, LP and Download at
The CD comes with an exclusive Bonus track, 'Quiet Love'.
Review in SHINDIG!
Intoxicated Dream-Like Supra-delic Topnotch Space-Rock flavored
Colorful piece of Musical Art! "
Review by TimeLord Michalis!
Review in German magazine Eclipsed!
...‘Cheap Magic Spells’, the
longest song on the album, it could well be the album
centrepiece, ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space,it’s
a classic space rock song, big riffs, spiralling galaxy synths
and plenty of organ, before ending in a glorious fluid guitar
absolutely another killer album by Astral Son, maybe the best
kosmische Feeling, das 1966/67 so köstlich Einzug in die
Rockmusik hielt, wird von Astral Son in bester Retromanier
"Mutterkorn sei Dank besinnt sich Mastermind und
auf dem vierten Longplayer Wonderful Beyond der
Stärken und vor allem auf die Magie der ersten beiden Scheiben
und geht darüber hinaus sogar noch einen Schritt weiter."
album is een dikke vette aanrader voor fans van psychedelic
rock, acid folk(rock), spacerock, kosmische krautrock en
Scott aka. Dr. Space
"The opening of
song called Creation is very much a total tribute to Steve
Hillage. He really nailed the guitar sound and vibe."
beau tout simplement."
New Underground Music
by Carry Munter
Finally the new album 'Wonderful Beyond' has passed all the
hurdles and lies at the pressing plant! The expected release is
around the beginning of october. Vinyl/CD/Download.
June: It is the long waiting. The vinyl seems to have a delay so
end of September would be optimistic for release... Anyway,
nothing new, happened before. What to do? As soon as I know more
I will post it.
But there is some good news also:
Sulatron Records will do the CD!!
And this time I made a bonus track exclusively for the CD.
April: The new album 'Wonderful Beyond' has been mastered and oh
boy, it sounds great!!! This album took one year to grow and the
mastering really brought it all together. I'm so happy! Now I
will focus on the artwork again.
Mastering is set at the end of April. Headspin Records is
going to release the new Astral Son album on vinyl!!! Release
March: Astral Son IV almost ready for mastering. Started
painting a possible artwork... Let's see if I can get this thing
February 2018: Astral Son IV is still in the
making. I took a year to create this album, on purpose. I wanted
to have all seasons in it. Every season has its own energy. It
has been through several stages and it's slowly nearing
completion. It's not like I have worked on it continiously;
there have been long pauses in between. This album is has it's
own pace and it is growing from within. There lies so much
beauty in this process.
December 2017: I've put the TimeMazine interview
online. You can read it
October 2017: Interview + Track on the CD in
TimeMazine Summer of Love edition!!
Europe´s Underground Voice For
Psychedelic Culture, Art and Music. Read by the Beautiful People!
September 2017: All the basics for the new album
are there, songs, lyrics & flow. A lot has to be done though...
This summer I hadn't much time to get into it. I'll be working
on it all autumn.
April 2017: Yes, I started
working on a new album!! Not much to say at the
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.
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
(download & cd) and many other download shops now!!!
OF THE WEEK
doubt their best album to date"
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………………….."
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
has released Silver Moon on
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
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
"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."
Mr. Radio Top 15 Albums of 2015
Michalis' Best Albums 2015 Top 40
Silver Moon on 4!!!!
Aural Innovations Staff Picks for Best of
Fitzgerald (At 5 of Top 25)
Keith Henderson (At 28 of Top 30)
#18 by Mr. Stone Top 20
Albums of 2015
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!!
The new album
by Headspin Records
Limited to 150
copies on BLUE/WHITE/BLACK marbled vinyl, 150 copies on SILVER/BLACK
marbled vinyl and 200 copies on BLACK vinyl!
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