Astrobal is the project of Emmanuel Mario, who’s known for his drumming stunts and collaborations with artists like Laetitia Sadier, Arnaud Fleurent-Didier, Holden and Hyperclean, to mention but a few. With two EP’s released under this moniker, last week saw the release of his debut full-length album, Australasie.
“The album is aqueous, each track a slow wave building before a momentous crash of sound, with clean lines and fluid form”, says the press release. “Symphonic strings and ethereal ambient washes are married to buzzing synths and Astrobal’s crisp, crackling drums.”.
Australasie is out now through Plug Research and you can head over to their soundcloud to stream the album in its full glory. And for a taste of what you’ll find there, here’s a video for the title track, featuring Laetitia Sadier. Patrice Curtillat directs.