VINYL DIG: Astral Matrix - 'Spirits'

Music for contemplation

August 10, 2016

Every week, I dig through my record collection. Sometimes it's to discover long forgotten gems or B-sides. Other times it's to clean house and lighten the load. Here's what surfaced from the stack this week:

Record: Bad Breaks - XLR8R TRAKS

Year: 1997

Track: Astral Matrix - ‘Spirits’

Why do I have this record?

Astral Matrix was one of my favorite artists from this era. 

How was it originally received?

This wasn’t really one for the floor. Nor did it get the Bboys super stoked. But it sat well on a mix tape. It’s haunting, as the title suggests. 

Has it stood the test of time?

It’s a prime example of timeless music. It would still sit well on a mix tape, at a festival in the woods like Meltdown, or even a film soundtrack. 

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