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Galactic Shimmer - An Instrumental Anthology

by Astra

In this EP, solo guitarist, singer and composer Astra takes you on an atmospheric instrumental journey in a variety of styles featuring her soaring lead guitar and full band backing or spatial keyboard accompaniment.
Genre: New Age: Solo Instrumental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Neptune Blue
2:29 $1.29
2. Mines of Elara
3:52 $1.29
3. Le Ciel De La Nuit - The Sky at Night
3:29 $1.29
4. Galactic Shimmer
5:54 $1.29
5. The Pulse of Triton
3:13 $1.29
6. Pink Planet
2:44 $1.29
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes

“ASTRA's albums are a pure marvel – I really love this music. The guitar work is sheer musical audacity – how does she do it!”
Yves Frayssinet, Bandleader, Hors Série Rock Show Band & the Yves Frayssinet Jazz Combo.

"Astra plays supremely good lead guitar. Harmonic-melodic music with irresistible rhythm – a real pleasure to listen to."
Christa Neckermann, Journalist, Bremen, Germany.

"How could one not feel moved on hearing Astra’s bewitching solos. All put together just right with jazzy-rock ingredients and touches of folk."
Pascal Isch, L’Est Républicain, France.

"Great songs that stay in your mind. Fascinating and moving lyrics, versatility of style."
DJ Nicholas Pirson, Radio Panach France.

"Astra has an outstanding voice.”
Ralf Sommermann, Dissen Skurril Stadtfest (Town Festival), Germany.

"I am very impressed by the high level of musicianship."
Gareth Leslie, Singer-Guitarist, Recording Artist.

"Just a few bars into the first song, and the audience in the Rössl Live Music Club could not resist moving to the rhythm."
Hauke Mormann, Journalist, Brunsbütteler Rundschau, Germany.

BIO. Playing her songs with a group at over 450 live concerts, Astra’s music has been enthusiastically received by audiences and journalists in France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Drawing on the experience of playing live, Astra is now recording those songs. This is an instrumental EP album (in addition to her other albums with vocals) featuring lead guitar, riff and rhythm electric and acoustic six and twelve-string guitars, bass, keyboards, organ, synth, and percussion.

Astra comes from Brighton on the south coast of England and is currently based in France near Le Mans (famed for the 24-hour car endurance race). The album’s co-producer is Kenn d’Oudney.



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