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chris forsyth & koen holtkamp

early astral

blackest rainbow

limited heavyweight lp

Released: 14th Jan 2012

out of stock

one half of mountains & the former peeesseye guitarist bind ecstatic electronics & jubilant electric guitar cycles.

these 2 beautiful, but chaotic, side-long meditations bring spring a little closer. extended, kraut-influenced space-psych that maintains an optimistic vibrancy despite the density that whirls ever larger around you, like a many-coloured storm of smooth analogue pulsations & crunching guitar lines growing & approaching. flipping the usual (& overdone) ‘ominous’ vibes, this revelatory listen will appeal to fans of holtkamp’s main gig & shares territory with the ubiquitous emeralds. pressed on heavyweight black virgin vinyl in an edition of 400.

early astral


  1. Early Astral 1
  2. Early Astral 2