Astral Brain: The Bewildered Mind LP (Shelflife Records)Release date: October 15, 2021
Bio: Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, Astral Brain is the outcome of Einar Ekström's music production and Siri af Buren's vocal work. After Einar’s previous band Le Futur Pompiste (Siesta/Shelflife) parted ways he was writing new music with the hopes of eventually teaming up with a new singer. In 2015 he was introduced to Siri who is a member of the Malmö based Testbild! to which Einar had been listening for years. Inspired by the common ground of musical influences they soon joined forces and Siri was crafting lyrics and melodies for the instrumental pieces that Einar had written during the previous years. In 2019 and 2020 the band released a couple of singles meanwhile they focused on producing songs for an upcoming full length album. Fueled by a wide varierty of influences the band aims to fuse the tones of haunting cinematic soundscapes, jazzy library music, early electronic pioneers, 60's psychedelia and much more into a finely tuned blend.