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 FORMAT: Vinyl LP
 LABEL: Rise Above
 RELEASED: 2012
 ORIGIN: UK
 ITEM #: ATH-9164
 SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Limited edition of only 500 copies with half black and half translucent orange. Deluxe gatefold sleeve with an attached 4 page booklet.

TRACKLIST:

  1. Cocoon
  2. The Black Chord
  3. Quake Meat
  4. Drift
  5. Bull Torpis
  6. Barefoot in the Head
"If 2009’s debut hinted at the power and grace of their vision, then The Black Chord is perhaps the full realization of their spellbinding prowess. Like a Meddle-era ‘Floyd supercharged by a Mahavishnu-intensity not seen for eons, The Black Chord is an album of blinding light and abysmal shade, of bone-jarring rhythmic density and vast, breathtaking mental vistas: nothing less than an epic journey through the outer reaches of musical possibility tinged by an elegance and knowingness that suggests a creative maturity beyond the members’ collective years."



"Therein lies their redemption, because this is a record at home in 1972 as it is in 2012. Think wailing guitars and dulcet harmonies thickened by Mellotrons and given hypnotic qualities by the kind of drumming that borders on the shamanic. Cinematic in scope but frequently yielding to a kind of melodic fragility that can only be the product of genuine emotion, The Black Chord’s musical ebb and flow prove Astra to be a band’s band capable of an artistry all-too-rare among their generation, and it’s a sound to behold."





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Label: Metal Blade   Origin: USA
If 2009’s debut hinted at the power and grace of their vision, then The Black Chord is perhaps the full realization of their spellbinding prowess. Like a Meddle-era ‘Floyd supercharged by a Mahavishnu-intensity not seen for eons, The Black Chord is an album of blinding light and abysmal shade, of bone-jarring rhythmic density and vast, breathtaking mental vistas: nothing less than an epic journey through the outer reaches of musical possibility tinged by an elegance an...


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Label: Rise Above   Origin: UK
Limited edition of only 500 copies on translucent orange. Deluxe gatefold sleeve with an attached 4 page booklet. If 2009’s debut hinted at the power and grace of their vision, then The Black Chord is perhaps the full realization of their spellbinding prowess. Like a Meddle-era ‘Floyd supercharged by a Mahavishnu-intensity not seen for eons, The Black Chord is an album of blinding light and abysmal shade, of bone-jarring rhythmic density and vast, breathtaking mental v...


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Label: Rise Above   Origin: UK
Artwork by Arik Roper. Not quite as out there as label mates Diagonal but still within the same everything-but-the-kitchen-sink musical ballpark, San Diego's Astra delivers on the promise of the title of its debut album. Make no mistake, Astra is “fancy outfit” progressive rock, the sort of group that isn't afraid to bring a little theatricality to the table. The Weirding is essentially a collection of grandiose statements, each one doing its damndest to one-up the oth...


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