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December: Hitting the number one spot at Psychedelic Waves!!!!

"Dutch 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 Albums 2018!!

October: GREAT NEWS about WONDERFUL BEYOND!!! Vinyl (Headspin 200 black, 300 clear/blue) released on October 26th.


CD, LP and Download at Bandcamp NOW!!!
The CD comes with an exclusive Bonus track, 'Quiet Love'.

Review in SHINDIG!

"...this Psychedelicious 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 solo."

Astral Zone  Dj Astro
"This is absolutely another killer album by Astral Son, maybe the best yet!"

Babyblaue Seiten 
"Das kosmische Feeling, das 1966/67 so köstlich Einzug in die Rockmusik hielt, wird von Astral Son in bester Retromanier süchtigmachend transportiert."

"Mutterkorn sei Dank besinnt sich Mastermind und Multiinstrumentalist Leonardo Soundweaver 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."

"Dit album is een dikke vette aanrader voor fans van psychedelic rock, acid folk(rock), spacerock, kosmische krautrock en aanverwanten."

Scott aka. Dr. Space
"The opening of the 2nd song called Creation is very much a total tribute to Steve Hillage. He really nailed the guitar sound and vibe."

Voix De Garage Grenoble "C’est 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.

Astral Son - Wonderful Beyond

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 this autumn!!

March:  Astral Son IV almost ready for mastering. Started painting a possible artwork... Let's see if I can get this thing on vinyl!!

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 here.

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 moment...Creativity flowing!!

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!!!


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.
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!






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.



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