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Fit & Limo — Astralis
(September Gurls SGCD33, 2007, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2008-01-01

Astralis Cover art

Fit & Limo have been producing some of the finest psychedelic folk music ala the Incredible String Band since the early 80s. Astralis, subtitled New Studies on Strange Folk, has just been released this summer on both vinyl and CD. There are 18 songs on this new album, three of which are excellent cover versions of British traditional songs “The Moon Shines Bright,” “Down in Yon Forest,” and “The Snow It Melts the Soonest,” and one that is a cover of Alex Campbell’s “Been on the Road So Long.” Fit & Limo sing and play guitars, mandolin, sitar, bouzouki, banjo, dulcimer, gopichand, bass, violin, autoharp, harmonium, piano, Mellotron, chamberlin, organ, recorder, whistle, melodic, shenai, clarinet, kazoo, glockenspiel, drums, percussion, Jew’s harp, and musical box. They have taken the British folk of the late 60s/early 70s, flower power harmonies, West Coast acid rock, and their special brand of Krautrock/Space Folk playfulness to create a 21st Century blend of progressive folk music. I am a sucker for sitar and Mellotron and Astralis is drenched with it. Interestingly, both the LP and CD contain the same music. Fit & Limo continue to mature musically and this new release is sure to please their fans.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 35, 2007 releases

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