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Astral Matrix Discography Tracks

flask sr9455 Astral Matrix - Brilliance For A Better Future album art Various 2012 Various - Brilliance For A Better Future(CD, Comp) Flask flask sr9455 US 1994 Sell This Version
COA 70009-2 Astral Matrix - The American Dream Vol. 2 album art Various Do It (Mr. Funkster Does It) Various - The American Dream Vol. 2(CD, Comp) City Of Angels COA 70009-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
UVR 01-01-1 Astral Matrix - Off The Streets album art Various Air Various - Off The Streets(CD, Comp) Ultra Violet Recordings (3), Geffen Records, City Of Angels UVR 01-01-1 US 1997 Sell This Version
Astral Matrix - Electroacidfunk album art Dj Liquid A Theory Dj Liquid - Electroacidfunk (Comp) V-Wax Inc US 1998 Sell This Version
Astral Matrix - Global Underground 006: Sydney album art John Digweed Towards Omega John Digweed - Global Underground 006: Sydney (Comp) Boxed UK 1998 Sell This Version
Astral Matrix - Lead With The Bass Club album art Various Spirits (as Astra Matrix) Various - Lead With The Bass Club (Comp) Stereo Deluxe Germany 1998 Sell This Version
SR9894 Astral Matrix - So Far album art Various A Theory Various - So Far(CD, Comp, Smplr) Silent SR9894 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Astral Matrix - Progressive Trance (Disc 1) album art Various Towards Omega Various - Progressive Trance (Disc 1)(CD-ROM, Comp, Unofficial, MP3) Навигатор none Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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February 10, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
This all-but-forgotten group was nevertheless one of the best examples of the San Francisco sound - not the jazzy Mark Farina house that everyone always thinks of, but rather the "ravier", more underground side of S.F. (Alas, you don't really think of a distinctive sound when you think of S.F. anymore, at least I don't.)

Astral Matrix was a very dependable group that used the 303 very effectively with lots of reverb and dubby type effects over breakbeats as well as 4/4 909 rhythms. Another for the "where are they now" department. Their "Secret Broadcast" CD will be liked by anyone who likes to hear innovative, dubby uses of the "classic techno instruments" (909, 303, etc.) This particular CD was put out right around the time you could hear production styles changing - by 1998 it didn't seem like you heard too many straight up 909 percussion tracks anymore.

If you like this style also check out "The Ultraviolet Catastrophe".

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