ASTRAL TRAVEL: Bodymelt: 7” single

Excellent, excellent single. So good I really want to hear a full album from this group. Post-punk that sounds like no one else. Their sound is dark, jumpy, and slightly morose at times. The guitar has that Cure Pornography sound, where it’s a bit ghosty and strangely warm at the same time. It really sets the mood. The bass hums vibrantly underneath. The vocals weave in and out with a playful feel that stands in contrast to the darkness of the music. I get the sense Astral Travel looked back to bands in the early ‘80s for inspiration, but have created something happening in the here and now. The title track is awesome. The flip is of the same quality—and a little lighter in sound—which enables both tracks to stand strongly on their own. Don’t pass this up.

 –M.Avrg (Vertex, [email protected])