The Chosen Ones is the third studio album by Finnish experimental/psychedelic/space rock band Astral Magic. It was released on May 7, 2021. The album is a collection of tracks from the band's first four Bandcamp releases, as well as nine unreleased gems. The album was met with positive reviews from critics, who praised its psychedelic sound and its exploration of space and spirituality.
The album opens with the instrumental track "Intro: When the Stars Align", which sets the scene for the rest of the album with its swirling synths and ethereal melodies. The following track, "Parallel Universe", is a more upbeat and danceable track with a catchy chorus. "Laser Brain" is a slower, more atmospheric track with a haunting vocal melody. "World of Mine" is a psychedelic rock track with a driving beat and a soaring guitar solo.
The album continues with the tracks "Celebration of Life", "Galactic Superwave", "Hyper Realms", "Ghostly Apparation", "Face Your Fears", "The Veil of Isis", "Quantum Physics", "Mirror Universe (Remix)", "Transmission Zeta", "Lunar Mansions", "Silver Clouds", "Mind Worms", and "Shining Ice". Each track is unique and offers its own sonic experience. The album closes with the track "Outro: The Dweller on Two Planets", which is a beautiful and ethereal instrumental track that brings the album to a close.
The Chosen Ones is a well-crafted album that showcases the band's talent and creativity. The album is a must-listen for fans of psychedelic rock, space rock, and electronic music.
|Sub-Genre: Experimental / Kraut / Neo-Progressive.|
|Catalog No: ASTRAL-006.|