Chi ‎– The Original Recordings

Astral Industries ‎– AI-03
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered


A1 Kuhl 6:22
A2 Before The Mountain 8:03
B1 Hopi 8:08
B2 Twisted Camel 8:56
C Mahat 20:22
D1 Soppin' 6:46
D2 Dance 5:18
D3 Kuhl II 2:56



1st pressing. Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl.

180g vinyl//leaflet inside//original artwork by Theo Ellsworth.

Recorded live on 4-track cassettedeck in 1985 at a farm in Moordrecht, The Netherlands. Kuhl II was recorded live at Paradiso, Amsterdam.
Previously released by Staalplaat/Container Music on cassette (1985) and CD (2000)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): AI 03-A NS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): AI 03-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): AI 03-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): AI 03-D

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Chi Chi(Cass) Not On Label none Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
AI-03 Chi The Original Recordings(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RM) Astral Industries AI-03 UK 2016
CM001 Chi The Original Recordings(CD, Album, RE) Container CM001 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
AI-03 Chi The Original Recordings(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, RP) Astral Industries AI-03 UK 2016 Sell This Version


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March 2, 2017
is it right that the "kuhl II" version on vinyl only 2:56min long is? have a wave version with 10:oo min. need this on vinyl.


August 18, 2016
According to label this record will be repressed soon and get the digital version as well.


August 3, 2016

My god this record is amazing. Such sublime tones. Thank you for putting this out. GREAT quality pressing by the way.


May 10, 2016
Incredible music for anytime of the day, to get lost in it, can't be recommended enough. The artwork is beautiful (as with all Astral Industries releases so far), and great sounding vinyl too.


March 16, 2016
edited over 4 years ago

I've noticed this release thanks to the artwork which is fantastic by the way. You see straight ahead that it is Astral Industries. I've read the story behind this recording and got really exited about hearing the clips online.
So i've listened to the clips a few times, i was about to place an online order with several records and wasn't really sure about adding this to the cart. I couldn't feel the music. Then i thought, well it still sounds interesting and i really like the artwork, let's go for it.
What a great surprise i had when i played it at home, the clips you hear online are not even a bad reflexion of this gem. Organic, deep and psychedelic at the same time, "Mahat" for example will take you on a 20 minutes trip, way beyond what i was expected.
I agree with Adam and his comment below, except that i would swap the word ghostly for spiritual.
Hat's off to the musicians and to Astral Industries for this reissue.



March 11, 2016

Extremely peaceful and ghostly music. The album flows in a psychedelic curve, bending the listeners normal perception of mundane time.
Chill, warm and comforting, this album is a gift.