Astral Trip – ROCK TH!S D!SCO – Single Review

The English alt-rock duo Astral Trip released the two track single ROCK TH!S D!SCO – on the 16th.

Astral Trip - ROCK TH!S D!SCO

Astral Trip

Last featured back in 2016 it is good to catch up again with their sludgy beat which always adds to the weave of life.

Rock This Disco (available on bandcamp) finds Astral Trip striding in to the glitterball of nu-disco a development which superbly fits with their signature gloopy sounds which fits like a glove with the darkened shadows of the genre.

Now I’m Free (also available on bandcamp via a separate link) is more reminiscent of their rock derivative and my selection of the two songs.

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Astral Trip – Music’s Not Dead – Audio

The English sludge-rock duo Astral Trip released the three track single Say What!! on the 3rd.

Astral Trip - Music's Not Dead

Astral Trip

The middle track for evident reasons is the one I have chosen to feature – Music’s Not Dead as it expounds a sentiment portrayed by every band featured stretching back to the last decade despite what ‘pundits’ have to say about the world of creative musicians whilst ensconced in only listening to the tripe of mass media marketing – or as Astral Trip put it to tune Music’s Not Dead.

Whilst a fine tune in itself I share this as a toast to every musician who sends me through music and to those who take to time out of their day to discover what has wended my way for curation as evidence that music really isn’t dead and thank the duo for evidencing the realities of creative music that still instils joy to the ears.

Say What!! is available on bandcamp.

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Astral Trip

Astral Trip is the bass-rock duo of Haydn Wilcox (Bass / Vocals) and Nick Millbank (Drums) from Bradford in England.

Astral Trip - bass-rock from England

Astral Trip – bass-rock from England

To maximise value of Astral Trip – turn up the volume, turn up the bass – boost the sub-woofers and tone down everything else. You will find yourself rewarded by walls bending and a bones rattling in sympathy. The simplicity of four strings and a frenetic drum-kit are taken to extremis by the duo who deliver music that claws the entrails.

Astral Trip is, as a regular reader you well know, something that will hit my spot as lower extremities of the octave ranges are the essence of the sound. Accompany this with a scant disregard for political hyperbole in the so called ‘hot-spot’ of racial tension in the UK – in the mind of geo-political mainstream media and Politicians seeking to gain advantage through splintering. How could I not other than recommend you to spend time with a duo who reflect of discordance and disconnection from the mainstream?

The furrows of intransigence scarify the audience with harrying brushes of contempt.

I look forward to hearing more from Astral Trip, formed this year, who still haven’t managed to get round to more than two images – you have them both on this article – one above – the other below, but have already managed to surface with a six track eponymous LP (which is available on bandcamp).

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