Here's a very special release! It's the Darkest Voyage, created by Astralasia and friends from some core recordings created by Marc Swordfish from the band in lockdown. The album has over 6 hours of music, including many guest artists, such as 'The Use Of Ashes', 'Kim Seviour', 'Another Green World', 'The Blue Giant Zeta Puppies', 'Eric Bouillette', 'Black Tempest', and more.
If you didn't manage to get the 6 CD Boxset from Fruits de Mer Records or the shorter Double Vinyl edition direct from the band, you can still check out the full release of over 6 hours of music on download and streaming sites! Download and stream at https://orcd.co/marpnym.
Astralasia have released so many great albums and singles over the years and there are some that are currently not available on digital and streaming sites.
Well, we are really pleased to be asked by the band to help them rectify this, so watch out for many of those releases appearing over the coming month!
And....here's the first one! It's 'Away with the Fairies', originally released as a Double CD album by Talking Elephant Records in 2006. It's such a good album, featuring 14 tracks including one of our all time faves, 'Destination Space'.
'Away with the Fairies' is available to download and/or stream now from digital stores and streaming sites such as Spotify, Apple Music / itunes etc and, if you prefer the physical, the Double CD is available from Talking Elephant at http://www.talkingelephant.co.uk/…/astralasia-away-with-th…/
If you're into streaming, why not follow our new Spotify channel. Check out our playlists featuring all our artists including Astralasia, Flutatious, Children of Dub, UVX, Cybernaut, Another Green World, Magic Mushroom Band, and more!
Flutatious have confirmed details of their summer shows for 2019, which includes 10 festival apperances and a special pre-festival show at the renowned Wokingham Music Club. For more details and for ticket links, check out the Flutatious website.
Flutatious release their brand new album, Festival, on March 23rd. The album has been co-produced and mixed by renowned producer John Mitchell. The album release date is the 23rd March but it is available to preorder now. For more information, click here.
We are pleased to announce that we have revamped our web store to make it easier to order our physical (CD, Vinyl and even cassettes) releases from wherever you are in the world. Check out our discography and store pages for details. Watch out for new releases during 2018!
We got together with Richard Allen (Freakbeat, Delerium) and Cherry Red Records to produce the first ever retrospective of the whole Magic Mushroom band history. The 2 CD album features tracks from the pre-Magick Eye years including rare and unreleased tracks plus tracks from those classic Magick Eye releases. The CD also features an extensive band history in the 20 page booklet written by Richard.
The album release date is 28th October and it can be ordered from Cherry Red here.
Don't forget that many of the Magic Mushroom Band releases are also available from our own store here.
Astralasia release new EP featuring the brand new 'Happy Song' based around the riff of the 1960's classic 'Georgy Girl' plus 4 other tracks too!
The EP is entitled the Cheesy EP as it features five tracks of fun and uplifting music. Some are new, some are not so new.
Marc Swordfish commented - "I always like to experiment in music working on many different styles. I'd created 'Happy Song' as a bit of fun and thought this didn't quite fit in to the new albums that I am working on. However I played it to a number of people who thought it was great and said that it should be released. So I thought I'd put it on an EP and combine it with some other fun one-off tracks, hence the name - Cheesy EP".
The release date is 24th June 2016. Order your copy here.
In 2014 Astralasia were approached by vinyl only label, Fruits De Mer Records, to produce an album of new music for a limited vinyl release. This release gained great press reviews and radio play and soon sold out and is currently unavailable. Due to incredible demand and soaring prices on Ebay of the now rare vinyl edition, Magick Eye Records is now releasing a digipak CD and digital edition.
The album consists of six tracks, some short and some long with an incredible mix of space and kraut rock combined with ambient, electro, prog and psychedelia. The album also includes 'The Desert', a track that has already been gaining interest from radio play and You Tube with it's stunning, spaghetti western meets Mad Max feel.
The album release date is 10th July, but it is available to pre-order on our website now.
We are pleased to announce that we are now working with Nova Music Distributionwhich means that many of our releases will now be easier to get hold of on digital and physical product stores. Many of our albums are now available as digital downloads and as CD's in online stores and record shops such as Amazon, HMV etc. CD album's available are original Magick Eye versions and are very limited so that when sold out they will not be repressed in these editions. Watch out for more releases soon and please follow us on facebook for up to the minute information. Of course all available releases including vinyl and singles are still available direct from us in our own online store.
Spacehopper, who topped the Beatport hard dance chart with their debut single,'Sounds and Colours' are back with their brand new single 'Trancendance'. The single, released on March 17th, features 3 incredible acid trance and dub mixes. Spacehopper will be performing live at gigs and festivals to support the single, including a show with the legendary Lee 'Scratch' Perry as well as their own single release party. Check out their website at 'www.spacehoppermusic.com'.
Flutatious have been getting an amazing reaction at their summer festival appearances including a recent Alchemy Festival where they followed their own incredible performance by joining Astralasia on stage during their storming headlining set in the dance tent. That was a night to remember! Their recently released 'Fluctuations' EP of 25 minutes of music with collaborations with Astralasia& Spacehopper as well as remasters by renowned producer John Mitchell has also been well received. The EP was originally released as a digital release only but due to overwhelming demand we have released a CD version which is available now from our online store!
We have set up a new 'magickeyemusic' You Tube channel. Over time we'll be posting videos from the archives as well as new stuff so please take a look and subscribe. To get started there is the original official video for Astralasia's 'Special World' plus a new video of the John Mitchell mix of 'Wendel The Witch' from the new Fluctuations EP by Flutatious.
The next release in our new singles series is now confirmed for July 28th. It's the Fluctuations EP by Flutatious featuring over 20 minutes of music. Flutatious are an incredible group of musicians who will be gigging extensively over the summer in support of this release. The EP features two of their live favourites remastered by John Mitchell (It Bites etc) as well as a couple of excellent dance mixes by Astralasia and Spacehopper.
Magick Eye is very pleased to announce that the excellent 'Flutatious' will be joining the label roster and will be releasing a new EP as part of Magick Eye's recently launched singles and EP's series.
Flutatious are an incredible group of musicians who play music that is hard to categorise and is variously described as Folk, Rock, Celtic, Prog, Psychedelic and Trance.
The new EP called 'Fluctuations' will feature tracks that the band worked on with excellent producer John Michell (It Bites, Arena, etc) as well as dance mixes by Magick Eye artists Astralasia and Spacehopper. More info on this release soon!
The classic UVX debut album 'Double Helix' will be released for download and streaming on June 8th. In the meantime it is still available on CD and vinyl from the Magick Eye store. Here's what UVX said recently about recording the album:-
"We called the album Double Helix because we wrote most of it while living in a shared house on Helix Road in Brixton, while watching Star Wars and playing Nintendo. The cover was designed by the artist Bruno Martelli using a microscopic image of the inside of a human artery. There is new material in the pipeline from UVX, so please like our Facebook page."
Spacehopper's 'Sounds and Colours' reaches No. 1 in a Beatport DJ Top 100 chart and is now released to all stores!
'Sounds and Colours'is the second single in our new singles series with the first, Astralasia's 'Feel The Love' EP also available.
We are really pleased to announce that we have signed our first new artist to Magick Eye for many years!!
It's the amazing Spacehopper, who we spotted at the Bearded Theory Festival last year.
The next single in our new series will be their 'Sounds and Colours' single, featuring three incredible mixes showcasing their wonderful trance and dub sound. It is to be released on 17th March.
For DJ's and those who like premium quality files 'Feel The Love' is now available to download from Beatport. There are also streaming edits for those that just want a listen. Released everywhere else from 17th Feb and available to pre-order now from iTunes.
In the nineties we released a series of singles and EP's showcasing amazing sounds from great artists. These releases have become very collectible with some still available on CD and/or vinyl, via this website. Now following the great comments and reactions to reaching our 20th anniversary we are going to try something new for 2013! A series of digital singles & EP's featuring totally new music from established Magick Eye artists plus others new to the label! To launch the series 'Astralasia' have produced an incredible 4 track EP - 'Feel The Love' - for release in Feb.
Well would you believe it? Itunes have rejected Astralasia's 'White Bird' album claiming that the cover artwork is too explicit! This will cause a temporary delay in the digital release whilst the censored artwork is resubmitted but it should be available by Nov 26th. In the meantime the full shocking explicit :) artwork is currently available on the CD & vinyl.
Both will be available on iTunes, Spotify and other digital sites.
The next two albums from the catalogue are ready for digital release! 'Re-Hash' by Magic Mushroom Band on Nov 12th and 'White Bird' by Astralasia on Nov 19th.
Both will be available on iTunes, Spotify and other digital sites.
The next two albums available for digital release will be Astralasia's epic trance journey 'The Seven Pointed Star' available from 11th June and then the classic chilled ambience of Another Green World's 'Invisible Landscape' available from 25th June.
We will be at the Bearded Theory Festival where Astralasia will be headlining the Magical Sounds Dance Stage on Sunday 20th May.
Children Of Dub came to prominence with their live performances at legendary club nights such as Whirl-y-gig and Megatripolis. Their music comprises elements of ambient, house, drum 'n' bass, trance, reggae and trip hop with a host of other influences such as jazz, classical and indian folk music. Now all of the Children Of Dub albums released on Magick Eye will be made available to download during April. Release dates are Chameleon - April 2, ESP - April 16, Digital Mantras - April 30.
Anyone who witnessed the live performances by Cybernaut at clubs and venues such as Escape From Samsara will attest to the fact that Cybernaut live were an incredible uplifting experience.
Following the release of some excellent 12" singles Cybernaut signed to Magick Eye Records and released the incredible 'Hydrophonics' album on CD. Recently Magick Eye included the track 'Hydrophonix' on their digital only compilation 'Magick Eye Revisitation'.
The Cybernaut track was one of the most popular tracks on the 'Magick Eye Revisitation' album and so the full album will now be available to download. The album captures the Cybernaut sound perfectly. If you like your trance hard, fast, uplifting and with melody this is for you.
The album was Cybernaut's only full album release and all the tracks here including 'Califrae' & 'Hydrophonix' still sound stunning.
Over the years Astralasia have built up a huge following worldwide as pioneers in trance, psych, dub, chill and more.
A few years ago they decided to have a bit of fun and record a fun trance Christmas single. So they took some of their uplifting trance sounds and added sleigh bells, singing children and even a rap to produce this seasonal party anthem, 'Snowman'.
This single has never been available before as a download and features the full 'Nasal Red Mix' plus a radio friendly edit version. The single also features a rare mix of 'Your Calling' , the original of which was featured on the band's 'White Bird' album, and is an uplifting dancefloor anthem.
"Hear Where It All Started! - On 18th Nov 1991 Magick Eye Records released its first ever Astralasia single - "Rhythm Of Life". This sold out years ago, so 20 years later on 18th Nov 2011 it is being re-released as a digital download, available from all good digital stores."
"Hear Where It All Started! - On 4th Nov 1991 the first ever Magick Eye Records release appeared - it was the "Pictures In My Mind" single by The Magic Mushroom Band. So 20 years later on 4th Nov 2011 you can hear where it all began for Magick Eye with original copies of the CD and 12" available together with a digital release on all good digital stores."