After their first release on DEEPBLAK in 2017, Lars Bartkuhn and Aybee return as THE ASTRAL WALKERS with a brand new 12″, this time on the incomparable NEEDS (not wants) imprint. The two friends continue to break boundaries of nowadays often narrow minded dance music by using the broadest palette of musical ingredients they could possibly put together for their special studio session. DON’T FEAR THE SOUND comes in two different versions. While the ASTRAL STROLL is a spaced out groover featuring some of Aybee’s trademark rhythms and mysterious pads, the FULL EXPANSION explores in nearly 15 minutes what dance music is ideally about for the duo. A fearless journey that begins with esoteric waves of sound blending into futuristic jazzfunk worlds where the dancer can get truly lost. Elevating choirs, virtuous bass lines, sparkling guitars and lush pads altogether flow into a grand finale that can only be described as a true anthem and epic journey.
In times where one can repeatedly hear that music doesn’t really matter anymore, Aybee and Lars made a record to prove the opposite is true. DON’T FEAR THE SOUND is a sincere and bold statement by two pioneering producers and an invitation for the dancer to get lost in every note and moment of the music.