Joseph Papadopoulos, a member of Mood Krafterz and Psychic Ströpharia, will continue to expand his diverse repertoire as a solo artist under the moniker of Astraer with a brand new release from ALTOSPIN Records due out later this summer. Entitled ‘When The Sky Turns Grey,’ the artist’s new EP includes six tracks that delve into his diverse sonic explorations as a melodic techno and neo trance-producer.
‘When The Sky Turns Grey’ houses some of Astraer’s most remarkable musical feats to date, perfectly blending ambient synthesizers, droning beats, and reverberated, ethereal landscapes into wonderfully compelling pieces of instrumental music. From the pensive, intricate ‘The Rain Falls’ to the surreal, sharply produced ‘Until The Flood,’ the new EP is set to be another extraordinary entry in Astraer’s catalog at ALTOSPIN.
The songs on this latest release are similar to Astraer’s previously work, however, in the sense that they’re conduits for some of his most infectious melodies to date. “I think when music, especially techno music, has melodies, it makes it more accessible,” Astraer said in an interview with the Independent Spotlight music blog. “I do like techno tracks without melodies, but melodic techno is the genre in which I feel the most comfortable.”
Astraer’s ‘When The Sky Turns Grey’ is due out later this year with the tracks: ‘When The Sky Turns Grey,’ ‘The Rain Falls,’ ‘From The Nimbostrati,’ and Until The Flood.’ The EP also includes two remixes by fellow ALTOSPIN artists, Mr. Phoenix and Project Lazarus. To keep best updated with the release of the EP, connect with Astraer and ALTOSPIN on their respective websites below.