ASTRONOMIQUE TAKES US ON A SPACEY, PSYCH-ROCK JOURNEY ON NEW ALBUM, 'SHARP DIVIDE'
Get ready to jam with Minneapolis based psych-pop-space-rockers, Astronomique, as they guide us through the soundtrack of their newest space wave journey, Sharp Divide.
From the moment I clicked play, I knew I was in for a sonic treat. Hypnotic vocals, melodically rich elements from surf-rock-esque guitars and synth-fueled arpeggiators, and smooth, body swayin’ rhythms join forces to stimulate our senses as we journey through the 10 tracks included on Sharp Divide.
From the opening Forefathers to the psych-poppin’ Losing Our Control; through the darker, grittier Smoke until we reach the mysterious, driving and hypnotic ending Heading Nowhere; Astronomique put on full display their ability to masterfully craft scintillating cosmic arrangements, as well as display an undeniable musicality we can find comfort in as this crew of highly talented musicians navigate our space odyssey.
Astronomique is Logan Andra Fongemie (lead vocals, keys, lyrics), Sean Hogan (guitar, vocals), Mitch Billings (drums, vocals) and last, but never least, Preston Saari (bass guitar). If you ever in or around the Minneapolis area, I suggest catching these guys live. Here is their gig schedule.
Astronomique is available on Bandcamp or you can listen below.
- Joshua Smotherman