Exposé Online banner

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

Related artist(s): Fit & Limo

Latest news

2017-10-13
Moonjune to Distribute Tony Levin's Back Catalog – It has been announced that Moonjune will now handle distribution for Tony Levin's catalog of releases. These great albums will now be a bit easier to get hold of, so check out the site and see what you're missing. The veteran of King Crimson and Stick Men worked with a host of great players on these albums, and we've reviewed most of them over the course of the years. » Read more

2017-09-26
Bandcamp Shines Light on Niches We Like – Bandcamp has developed into one of the best places to discover new music, and even a lot of old music is showing up there. In addition, their staff has been producing periodic articles spotlighting some interesting stylistic areas. On 20 September, they published one called "The New Face of Prog Rock" which bears checking out. » Read more

2017-09-06
Holger Czukay RIP – Holger Czukay, a musical experimentalist without boundaries who has been involved with expanding the sound palette of rock music since the late 60s, has died at the age of 79. After studying with Karlheinz Stockhausen in the early 60s, he became fascinated with the possibilities of rock music, and was a co-founder of the pioneering group Can. He leaves behind an impressive body of work both as musician and producer. » Read more

2017-08-22
John Abercrombie RIP – Another of the greats of jazz guitar has left us. John Abercrombie plied his way through a beautiful series of albums on the ECM label as well as bringing his talent to bear on albums by many of jazz's greatest artists. From his early work in the group Dreams to Gateway and outstanding work with Billy Cobham, Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Wheeler, and many more to his own trios and quartets, he brought a unique instrumental voice to the world. » Read more

2017-07-27
Yestival Dates Beef up the Beat – Word reaches us that Dylan Howe (son of guitarist Steve Howe) will be joining Yes on their "Yestival" tour, drumming alongside longtime band member Alan White. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Zao - Ethnic-3 Live – Since the band was founded in the early 70s by ex-Magma members François Cahen (piano) and Yochk'o Seffer (saxes), theirs has been a constant evolutionary path, with no two consecutive Zao...  (2010) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues