Following two CDs on Eternal Soul and a recent split LP on LOKI, Germany's revered dark ambient project Phelios makes their first appearance for Malignant. With it's swirling cosmic drones and sweeping, cinematic drift, the music of Phelios is breathtaking and hypnotic, often evoking moments of serenity and beauty, yet spiking them with deep cushions of ritualistic percussion and textural squalls that suggest something much more ominous and threatening looms on the vast horizon. Collectively, Astral Unity is thoughtful and concise - a vivid and richly detailed entity that's alive and constantly evolving, channeling the universe while simultaneously exploring the inner regions of a more primordial earth. In 6 panel digipak, with gold foil stamping. 'Astral Unity is a thoughtfully designed and balanced ambient work that can be lined up in the same sentence with masters of cosmic ambient Inade. Astral Unity is therefore a release not to be missed. Phelios has created a masterpiece, absolutely delightful and highly recommended.' Gothtronic.com.