Space/kraut/psych rock solo project Astral Magic to release new studio album »Lords Of Space« via Clostridium Records
Finnish space/kraut/psych rock solo project Astral Magic by Santtu Laakso (ex-Dark Sun) is about to release new studio album »Lords Of Space« on March 1st, 2022, which can be heard below.
Limited edition LP and CD will be released on Clostridium Records in 2022. Pre-order here: clostridiumrecords.com
01. Lords Of Space
02. Chakra Vimana
03. Head Encounter
04. The Fall Of Atlantis
05. Set On Flames
06. Android Rebellion
07. Run Or Hide
08. Cosmic Games
09. Child Of The Wild (CD bonus track)
10. The Undead (CD bonus track)
All music and lyrics, mixed and produced by Santtu Laakso aka Dj Astro.
Mastered by Scott “Dr. Space” Heller.
Cover art and designs by Dale Simpson.
Tracks 9. and 10. are CD bonus tracks originally released on a limited lathe-cut 7”.
Santtu Laakso – synthesizers, sequencers, electric guitar, bass, vocals
Jay Tausig – drums, violin, saxophone, lead guitar on »Lords Of Space«, e-bow guitar and the end chant on »Cosmic Games«
Vince Cory – electric guitar on »Chakra Vimana«
Kimi Kärki – electric guitar on »The Fall Of Atlantis«
Mikael C. Haavisto – electric guitar on »Child Of The Wild« & »The Undead«
Perttu Lindberg – drums on »Lords Of Space«
Astral Magic already released an EP »A Peak Into The Future« on February 15th, 2022 that also announces the project’s forthcoming albums »Am I Dreaming?«, »Cruising The Celestial Highways«, »End Of Time« and »Alien Visitations«.
»A Peak Into The Future« is coming out on ultra-limited (40 copies), hand-numbered lathe-cut 10″ EP.
01. Am I Dreaming?
02. Cruising The Celestial Highways
03. Infinity Machine
04. Cloud Diving
A1 from the forthcoming album »Am I Dreaming?«
A2 from the forthcoming album »Cruising The Celestial Highways«
B1 from the forthcoming album »End Of Time«
B2 from the forthcoming album »Alien Visitations«
Santtu Laakso – all music and words, mixing, synthesizers, bass, guitar on B1, programming, vocals, cover design
Dr. Koch – guitar on A1, mastering
Jay Tausig – drums & guitar on A2
Peter Bingham – guitar on A2
Jonathan Segel – guitar and violin on B1
Perttu Lindberg – drums & percussion on A1
Piet Koster (Sphinx Gallery, Amsterdam) – original still photo
Astral Magic is a new solo project by ex-Dark Sun bass player Santtu Laakso also known as Dj Astro. During the covid-19 lockdown the idea came from the stars to do something creative to kill the extra time and get seriously into home-recording.
Astral Magic has no definitive style or form but as usual everything is and will be spacey and psychedelic. Aroind 300 tracks have been created so far since March 2020. Some of the tracks are cosmic ambient excursions into other dimensions, some are more space/kraut/psych rocking in the vein of Hawkwind, Gong, Eloy, Pink Floyd, Neu! etc. You can also experience some experimental electronica, pop elements, you name it.
The idea is to get friends and relations to help when needed, and so far other contributors include Nik Turner (ex-Hawkwind), Dr. Space (Øresund Space Collective etc.), Martin Weaver (ex-Dark, ex-Wicked Lady), Pete Bingham (Sendelica), Vince Cory (The Sonic Trip Project, The Sonic Shamen), Samuli Sailo (Mysterose Garden), Vesa Partti (Tuliterä), Fred Laird (ex-Earthling Society, Taras Bulba), Dr. Koch (Vibravoid), Neil Whitehead (Vert:x), Jonathan Segel (Øresund Space Collective etc.), Luis Simões (Saturnia), Anton Barbeau, Ilya Lipkin (A Foggy Realm, The Re-Stoned, Maat Lander), Perttu Lindberg (Kings Of Nippon, Magot Prom), Jaire Pätäri (Octopus Syng), Kimi Kärki (ex-Reverend Bizarre, Lord Vicar, E-musikgruppe Lux Ohr), Mikael Haavisto (Chalice, ex-Ranger), Jasmin Anglen (Ratbreed) and Jay Tausig.
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well