Astral Projection

Astral Projection

Astral Projection is an electronic musical group producing psychedelic trance and goa trance music based in Israel. Its current members are Avi Nissim and Lior Perlmutter. Although the majority of their releases have been done through their own record company, Trust in Trance (which later merged with Phonokol), they have also released records with other labels including Transient. In addition to an extensive discography, the group has an extensive worldwide touring schedule.

A precursor to Astral Projection, SFX, was formed in Israel in 1989 and originally consisted of Avi Nissim and Lior Perlmutter. They released a hit single in 1991 named Monster Mania, which prompted them to start working on an album. Work was halted when they decided to travel to New York and try their luck there. While Avi soon went back home, Lior stayed in the USA and in 1992 released the single JBIE. In 1993, with Lior still in the US, Avi teamed up with Yaniv Haviv and Guy Sabbag and they released the single Another World. In early 1994, Lior returned to Israel to work on his own material with the rest of the members under their new label Trust in Trance. After this release, Guy decided to leave the group and the remaining members eventually changed their name to Astral Projection.

They have produced nine albums. The most recent album is 'One' which was released in 2012. They have released several singles as well.

Astral Projection's most well known tracks include hits such as “Kabalah”, “People Can Fly”, “Mahadeva” and “Dancing Galaxy” to name but a few.

Astral Projection's four latest tracks “Open Society”, “The Prophecy”, "One" and "Strange World" have been greeted enthusiastically by Goa and Psychedelic trance fans. Their upcoming album Open Society is due for release in 2010 (according to their MySpace profile); this release date having been pushed back first from January 2008 to September 2008, then from September 2008 to simply "2009", and then from 2009 to simply "2010". After the September 2008 delay, Astral Projection's website attributed this to a dispute with B.N.E., the label which they originally had agreed to release the album. While this explanation is no longer on their website, their MySpace page says Open Society will now be released by Trust in Trance Records.

On February 10, 2010, the New Astral Store opened on Astral Projection's website, making virtually all of their music available for a download fee in mp3 or wav format. Their long-awaited new EP, Open Society, was released September 12, 2010. The next EP "One" is scheduled for 2011.

Astral Projection Discography


T.I.TCD008, 2054-2 Astral Projection The Astral Files (Album) Trust In Trance Records, Phonokol T.I.TCD008, 2054-2 Israel 1996 Sell This Version
TIPCD5 Astral Projection Trust In Trance (Album) Phonokol, Trust In Trance Records TIPCD5 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TIT CD012, 2089-2 Astral Projection Dancing Galaxy (Album) Trust In Trance Records, Phonokol TIT CD012, 2089-2 Israel 1997 Sell This Version
INC-04, NTD 92504-22 Astral Projection Another World (Album) Trust In Trance Records INC-04, NTD 92504-22 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
tranr627lp Astral Projection Unmixed (Album) Transient Records tranr627lp UK 2000 Sell This Version
NT-30006 Astral Projection Amen (Album) Ganesha NT-30006 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
2315-2, none Astral Projection Ten (Album) Phonokol, Trust In Trance Records 2315-2, none Israel 2004 Sell This Version
TIPR14 Astral Projection Goa Classics Remixed(CD, Album) TIP Records TIPR14 UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SRCX 38 Astral Projection Mahadeva Smart Records Copenhagen SRCX 38 Denmark 1995 Sell This Version
SRCX 39 Astral Projection Power Gen EP(12", EP) Smart Records Copenhagen SRCX 39 Denmark 1995 Sell This Version
MP21 Astral Projection Time Began With The Universe E.P. (EP) Matsuri Productions MP21 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TIP010 Astral Projection Enlightened Evolution TIP Records TIP010 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SYMBSP1 Astral Projection / Inscape Astral Projection / Inscape - Balagan EP(12", W/Lbl, Promo, EP) Symbiosis Records SYMBSP1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
TRA037 Astral Projection Dancing Galaxy / Ambient Galaxy (Disco Valley Mix)(12", Pin) Transient Records TRA037 UK 1997 Sell This Version
TRA026 Astral Projection Ionized / Kabalah (New Age Mix)(12", Ltd, Flu) Transient Records TRA026 UK 1997 Sell This Version
BITCH 04 1/2 Mobile Bitch vs. Astral Projection Mobile Bitch vs. Astral Projection - Another World EP (EP) Transient Records BITCH 04 1/2 UK 1999 Sell This Version
INC-008, NTD 92508-07 Astral Projection Nilaya / Solid Electronics(12") Velvet Inc., Velvet Inc. INC-008, NTD 92508-07 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
OV 12001 Astral Projection vs. Trilithon Feat. Special K (3) Astral Projection vs. Trilithon Feat. Special K (3) - Burning Up (Maxi) Oval OV 12001 Sweden 2000 Sell This Version
AUTO 16 W Astral Projection Liquid Sun (Single) Automatic Records (2) AUTO 16 W UK 2000 Sell This Version
TRA064 Astral Projection Anything Is Possible / Another World (Passenger Remix)(12") Transient Records TRA064 UK 2001 Sell This Version
TIPW024 Alien Project Vs Astral Projection Alien Project Vs Astral Projection - Alien Project Vs Astral Projection EP(12", EP) TIP.World TIPW024 UK 2002 Sell This Version
TRA072 Astral Projection The Astral Projection EP Part 1(12", EP) Transient Records TRA072 UK 2003 Sell This Version
TRA073 Astral Projection The Astral Projection EP Part 2(12", EP) Transient Records TRA073 UK 2003 Sell This Version
JOOF 016 CDR Astral Projection Mahadeva Joof Recordings JOOF 016 CDR UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Astral Projection vs. Zehava Ben Astral Projection vs. Zehava Ben - Mahamudra(CD, Maxi, Promo) Phonokol none Israel 2004 Sell This Version

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October 4, 2015
I named my daughter Nilaya. The first time my friends and I heard nilaya.. We looked around.. In disbelief and confusion that two human beings were able to create such a track. Every thing they created will always be the pinnacle of my collection. Thank you


November 14, 2013
Please "wash your mouth" before telling shit about a GoaTrance MONUMENT as Astral Projection are...........
sometimes people talk about something they really don't know...Trance is..simply TRANCE...4 sure is not the fluffy music that someone call Trance.....Mass Appeal??? LOL!!!! ps-watch out to the "Feeling very weird" remixes


May 17, 2012
Goa is just too dark and brooding to ever have true mass appeal. But Astral Projection somehow brought world wide attention to the genre with their high-energy, fast, and melodic trance. Sure, Paul Oakenfold also helped. I'm not sure how much of a goa scene still exists but I'd imagine its not what it used to be.

In any case, there's a generation of dance music lovers who will have no idea who Astral Projection were or what Goa is, given how underground the sound has been driven. Too bad.


June 16, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
Formed in 1993 , they were quite probably the first to bring goa trance to the masses and became the first world-wide known (goa) trance band. There most noted tracks are Mahadeva, Innovation, Power Gen, Kabalah, Let There Be Light and People Can Fly. There album Trust in Trance should be in every Goa collection as for me is one of the pinnacles in trance. Later in the years they were accused of never changing their sound. Yes, I agree with it to some point; and there album Ten in 2004 was a bit of disappointment being it all remix work of their old super-hits from other trance artists.

Anyway, in the glory days of Goa, A.P. where the gods of music, and whatever they do, they will always be followed by their world-wide fans.

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