Astrocolor: AstroJazz Vol. 1 Album Release Shows
Fri. March 31st 2023 7:00 - 12:30 doors at 6:00 (All Ages) $41.65
Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/astrocolor-moonlighting-astrojazz-vol-1-live-album-release-show-tickets-
Join Astrocolor for two very special intimate shows supporting the release of their new psychedelic jazz album, Moonlighting – AstroJazz Vol. 1.
Named Instrumental Artist of the Year at the 2022 Western Canadian Music Awards, Astrocolor blend elements of jazz, psychedelia, and electronica – resulting in an experimental genre of their own cosmic invention, aptly dubbed “AstroJazz.”
The new album Moonlighting – AstroJazz Vol.1 was Executive Produced and mixed by GRAMMY-winner Steve Christensen, best known as Khruangbin’s longtime producer and studio collaborator. Given Khruangbin’s significant cultural influence amongst modern instrumental-leaning projects, Christensen’s stamp of approval was not only a massive feather in Astrocolor’s cap, but also an opportunity to add his revered touch to the spacious soundscapes the band has been celebrated for.
Moonlighting imagines an exploratory trip into deep space, combining improvised experimentalism with hypnotic repetition that recalls the influence of late 90s electronic acts like Air, St. Germain, and Massive Attack. Engineered by Neil James Cooke-Dallin at Burning Rainbow Studios in Victoria, Canada, the album sprinkles moments of electronic stardust atop a traditional bed of live drums, bass, guitar, saxophone, and upright piano. The result is both meditative and interplanetary.
Astrocolor’s catalogue has over 10 million streams on the major platforms and regular national radio airplay in Canada from flagship CBC shows including Drive and Afterdark. The band’s dynamic live show has brought them to notable festivals including Bass Coast, Burning Man, Shambhala, Rifflandia, Laketown Shakedown, and the Victoria International Jazz Festival.
Moonlighting – AstroJazz Vol.1 makes its lunar landing on March 31, 2023 via Amelia Recordings and will be for sale on CD and vinyl at the show.
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