ASTRAL CLOUD ASHES – “GRATEFUL FOR THE GHOST IN OUR HOUSE”
TOO CLOSE TO THE NOISE FLOOR (2016)
January 24, 2017
Too Close to the Noise Floor, the debut album from Astral Cloud Ashes, was recorded on the island of Jersey. The group’s core member, Antony Walker, took his work to London to work for production, mixing, and mastering. During all of this work, Walker took it upon himself to travel all over London with his hard drive to be at the sessions and provide his own insight and feedback. “I wanted to disrupt my usual creative process, I was convinced that I would learn something of real value if I was able to look over the shoulder of industry professionals as they worked on my tracks.” he says. He was lucky enough to be able to commission Tim Turan for the mastering process (Less Than Jake, Gaz Coombes) and his mix of knowledge, taste, and love for legitimate analog gear was vital in giving Astral Cloud Ashes’ debut record, the alternative rock vibe it needed.
The bands first video for “Grateful for The Ghost in Our House” was filmed in the allegedly haunted woods of Dartmoor. The Too Close to the Noise Floor debut gained a warm reception from the music lovers, blogs, and tastemakers such as Buffa Blog (www.buffablog.com/astral-cloud-ashes-get-real ), Indie Shuffle (www.indieshuffle.com/astral-cloud-ashes-flashback), Alex Rainbird (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQfnP7MntTE), and BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07g7hr8).