A Beautiful Catastrophe

Where are we going?

Prepare to immerse yourself in the captivating masterpiece that is “A Beautiful Catastrophe,” the mesmerizing debut album from Astral Jukebox. With each carefully crafted note, this album encapsulates the essence of a transformative journey, painting a sonic tapestry that reflects the triumphs and tribulations leading up to its creation.

Delve into the musical odyssey of “A Beautiful Catastrophe,” where the focus intentionally shifts towards the joyful aspects of our personal expeditions. “We Get Together” serves as an anthem, urging us to prioritize meaningful relationships and the joy of living, rather than relentlessly pursuing fleeting material desires. And as the night sky comes alive, “Neon Nights” whisks us away on a wild ride through the exhilarating escapades of our youthful adventures.

Yet, amidst the exuberance, the album also embraces moments of introspection and sobriety. “Cocoon” offers a poignant reflection on personal transformation, a song that resonates with those who have embarked on a profound journey of self-discovery. Meanwhile, “Head and Soul” invites us to surrender ourselves completely, exploring the complexities of giving one’s heart and soul to another.

These captivating songs were meticulously composed between 2016 to 2020 during the artist’s time dwelling in the heart of Seattle, where inspiration thrived in the vibrant atmosphere. Now, the time has come for you to experience the magic of “A Beautiful Catastrophe” firsthand.

Visit our website and embark on a musical voyage unlike any other as you immerse yourself in the captivating melodies and thought-provoking lyrics of Astral Jukebox’s debut album. Let the enchanting harmonies transport you to new horizons, where the boundaries of sound are shattered, and the transformative power of music takes hold. Listen now, and let “A Beautiful Catastrophe” weave its spell upon your soul.

Recorded at London Bridge Studios in Seattle with help from producers Jonathan Plum, Eric Lilavois, and Geoff Ott, all veterans of the Seattle music scene. These professionals worked with everyone from Pearl Jam to Brandi Carlisle. They bring a wealth of experience and wisdom as well as a few fun stories of Seattle music’s gritty past.     The musicians could not be more amazing with Ben Smith on drums and Andy Stoller on bass. Kathy Moore brings the heat on guitar and Dave Gross takes us to church on B3 organ.     Brett joins in on various tracks on acoustic guitar and keyboards as well.     These musicians bring so much creativity and experience to the sessions. They gained the freedom to paint and explore on their own, making this album a truly collaborative experience.   

Beautiful Catastrophe
Beautiful Catastrophe

Diverse Musical Themes  

Prepare to be captivated by the resounding message that echoes throughout this extraordinary album. “A Beautiful Catastrophe” beckons you to embrace life with unyielding passion, to seize each moment and revel in its splendor. With not-so-subtle nods, it implores us to engage with the world around us, to cherish the brevity of this exhilarating journey we call life.

Within the tracks of this album, you’ll discover a wondrous tapestry that defies categorization. A celebration of musical diversity and individual talents, it transcends the confines of a typical genre. Evolving reggae beats entwine with the unrelenting energy of heavy metal, while gospel and blues intermingle, forging a sonic fusion that is both unique and emblematic of the vibrant spirit of Seattle.

As you surrender yourself to the enchanting melodies, “A Beautiful Catastrophe” will leave an indelible imprint upon your being. A smile will grace your face, your foot will tap instinctively to the infectious rhythms, and your mind will be stirred by thought-provoking contemplations that linger long after the final notes have faded.

Embrace the transformative power of this album and allow its harmonies to ignite your soul. Let it be a testament to living life to the fullest, a constant reminder to cherish the fleeting moments and revel in the magic that surrounds us. With “A Beautiful Catastrophe,” Astral Jukebox invites you to embark on a musical voyage that will leave you exhilarated, enlightened, and yearning for more. Check out London Bridge Sessions for some of the fun we had getting this album together.

This album is coming together “beautifully” with some amazing Seattle musicians and outstanding production crew at London Bridge Studios.

Brett Heron