Get ready to dive into the depths of Russian Stoner/Doom metal as Astrosail, the enigmatic musical force, prepares to unleash their latest sonic offering upon the world. The forthcoming album, titled "Целое" (pronounced Tseloye), is not just an assortment of tracks; it's a journey into the very essence of unity.
Hailing from the dark corners of Moscow's underground scene, Astrosail first caught our attention with their debut EP "Океан" in 2016. Now, after a brief hiatus, the band is back and more potent than ever with "Целое," a conceptual masterpiece that delves into the profound concept of unity in its myriad forms.
In the words of one of the album's songs, "the parts are not so important, only the indivisible matters." This theme reverberates through each track, weaving a tapestry of interconnectedness that transcends time, space, and the tangible world. Astrosail beckons listeners to ponder the unity of past and future, inner and outer, material and spiritual, guiding them through a sonic odyssey that challenges conventional boundaries.
Leading the charge is the mesmerizing track "Здесь" (Zdes'), a poignant exploration of the present moment and the significance of self-realization. Released as a single, this composition sets the stage for the album's overarching theme. Astrosail has even more in store for fans, teasing an upcoming music video for "Здесь" early next year, promising a visual experience that complements the auditory journey.
But what fueled the creative fire behind "Целое"? Astrosail embarked on a transformative expedition to the Altai Mountains in Russia, a two-year hiatus that provided the band with the clarity and inspiration needed to shape their musical destiny. Amidst the serene landscapes and away from the clamor of city life, the concept of the album organically emerged—Unity, in its broadest sense.
The album's sound is a paradoxical blend of aggression and enveloping warmth. The occult and church-like vocal lines serve as an additional instrument, creating an ethereal atmosphere that captivates the senses without overpowering the mix. Astrosail has discovered a sonic identity that resonates with their inner selves, a direction they enthusiastically plan to explore further in their musical journey.
As "Целое" approaches its release date, anticipation builds, fueled by the promise of a musical experience that transcends the ordinary. Astrosail invites you to join them on this sonic exploration, where the parts fade away, and only the indivisible remains. Buckle up for a ride into the heart of unity, guided by the relentless energy of Astrosail's stoner/doom metal prowess.