Monday, 19 March 2012

Blast from the past

Astra's new offering for your hearing pleasure.

 Astra clearly worship prog's earliest, most rampantly creative and excessive years.It must have been tempting to go overboard in an artistic frenzy, but the band is too sharp-witted for such intemperate pursuits. Although they utilize an endless array of vintage and analog gear, they remain committed to ensuring the songs have plenty of room to breathe.You might hear snatches of Hawkwind or Uriah Heep on occasion, but Astra's tunes are engaging and distinctive on their own terms. While The Weirding opened the book on Astra's musical revelations, The Black Chord sets out to fulfill their prophecies. It's shorter, more concise but no less of an adventurous journey. It's dazzling and celestial—a point noted directly in the album's more Martian artwork -  Full Review Here


  1. Awesome! Been waiting for this,thanks!

  2. Thanks a lot, I loved The Wierding, let's hope this is as good or better.