Album: Quadrant (2009)
Track: As Soon As They Got Airborne
Astrosoniq are a rock band from Oss, the Netherlands.
The "Wizards of Oss" ...exploring the ends of the rock universe since 1999 and releasing their first studio album Son Of A.p. Lady in 2000.
Their music can be described as stoner rock with a very strong space rock flavor, and is charachterized by heavy guitar riffs, funkadelic grooves and lengthy psychedelic instrumental soundscapes mixed with weird samples and spacey electronic sounds.
The band cites classic heavy rock artists such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Hawkwind, Funkadelic, Thin Lizzy and Kiss as their influences. Never falling back into silly retro twaddle and boring revision excercises, though. Astrosoniq are always pushing the boundaries of rock, live and on their records. The result is heavy guitar riffs and drums, mixed with funkadelic grooves and endless psychedelic instrumental soundscapes. Their lyrics are often inspired by sci-fi, space travel and other fantastic adventures and form an essential part of the musical soundscape. Clips from old B-movies, Wonder Woman episodes and
other sources are frequently incorporated in the music. Most continue the themes of fantasy and space, but some discuss the music itself.
Live the band is a unique experience. Their heavy rocking soundscapes will show you all corners of the musical galaxy while making your ears hurt like real rock music should. Their shows are often accompanied by a VJ-show with psychadelic animations, liquid cassette projections and video clips from 50's and 60's sci-fi and adventure movies.