Release Date: 4th February 2021
With Violet Opposition, Van Wey floats the project into murkier waters by adding a layer of overdriven gilding to his trademark sound. This sound is a texturally fibrous take on ambient that Brock has been experimenting with recently. As a result, the bvdub peaks and valleys you know, and love, are even more arresting with the
added grit and brume.
Violet Opposition is four achingly impelling tracks smeared across a double LP in violet and yellow swirl, each song taking its time to evolve and cradle you in sinewy tones. Violet Opposition is out on February 4th.
a1. Divinity at Dusk
b1. Heracles Before the Fall
c1. Scarlet in Mourning
d1. Northern Stars in Jade
Release Date: 17th December 2021
a1. ASC - Parallels To Wander
a2. ASC - Idyll Of Sorrow
b1. ASC - The Waning Hours
b2. ASC - A Moment Alon
c1. ASC - All Come To Ruin
c2. ASC - Surrounded By Silence
d1. ASC - Nothing More To Give
d2. ASC - Elegy For An Empty Shell
e1. ASC - The Promise In Your Lies
f1. ASC - Ebb Tide
Release Date: 10th December 2021
‘J’ (ju ca, picnic etc) disquieting debut “my seat and weep” suspends itself on the periphery of desire. Its soft whisper like residue, movement, gesture, experience. “my seat and weep” (deis, 8) features picnic, Emile Frankel, Angelina Nonaj and Abby Sundborn. The CD edition (deis, 8.1) includes remixes, reinterpretations, and collaborations with Laila Sakini, Angelina Nonaj, Harriet Jones, Fia Fiell, Nico Callaghan, Grace Ferguson and mu tate.
Mastered by Shy (3XL)
Artwork by Hanne Boulanger, Angelina Nonaj
From the artist:
“It might settle around, never accepting or offering itself like a handful of water that holds its shape even as some leaks between the fingers. Its hardness holds no moisture. The stillness has no give, no reflection of the other. In this case at least it’s not even a coldness. That would imply disdain. The silent flowering of each word printed on the page before you. Like a word thought before it is spoken, or a note that is less sound than an exhalation"...
a1. but not in this room
a2. my seat and weep
a3. yellow leaf flutters on a nail
a4. petals (with Emile Frankel)
b1. you take each other's breath away by doing something or saying something you never saw coming
b2. more room to breathe in (with Angelina Nonaj)
b3. picnic – dyed in the wool
b4. a healing tear (with Abby Sundborn)
Available: 18th December 2020
Peter Michael Hamel emerged from the 70s Krautrock scene dreaming of “the blue flower growing between the milestones on the road to a future world-music”. A truly visionary artist who worked and studied with John Cage, Morton Feldman and Terry Riley, his 1980 Colours of Time LP - an epic, sprawling, 22-minute saga - was hailed by The Guardian’s Rob Fitzpatrick as “an absolute masterpiece of skull-bursting, synth-led ambient minimalism”. Thirty six years on, Astral Industries reinterpret Hamel's original vision with remixes from two contemporary heavyweights - Wolfgang Voigt and Rod Modell (aka Deepchord). Each expansive interpretation invites you to step outside of reality and into an alternative imagination of Hamel's future world, spiralling into the colours and slowly out of time itself. Original artwork by Theo Ellsworth and a massive thanks to Peter Michael Hamel & Eckart Rahn.
a1. Wolfgang’s Neokraut Trip
b1. Deepchord’s Carolina Forest Mix