About Astres d’Or

Astres d’Or is an Artist’ lead Platform and online Gallery for the promotion of Artist Records, erected in October 2017. Avant-garde Music and Visual Art combined as a Gesamtkunstwerk.

The Focus is on the Publication of Music and Poetry on Vinyl Records, combined with original Art from the Artist involved. Combining Visual Art by Musicians and Music by Visual Artists.

Astres d’Or believes Art should stay far away from Contemporary Society. That it should live as a Hermit far from People. Art should stay far from Modern Society’s Reasonings to preserve it’s own pure Nature.

De Wending ~ Raymond Dijkstra. Upcoming  5″ Vinyl Release on Astres d’Or. Artwork & Box Design by RD.

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Silvia Kastel The Gap

Handmade Artwork by SK.
Signed by the Artist
Edition of 25 ex.
Date of Release: 2 November 2017 / SOLD

Silvia Kastel is an Electronic Artist and Underground Chanteuse from Puglia, Italy, currently living in Berlin, Germany.
Since 2009 she has released several Albums with her (now ex-) Group Control Unit, Albums in Collaboration with Smegma and Factrix, as well as releasing several Solo Albums.

The Gap was previously released on Cassette in 2016 on the German Label Noisekölln Tapes and is now for the first Time released on Vinyl as a full LP by Des Astres d’Or. The Music is made in a period wherein Silvia physically had just left Puglia and was trying to settle in Berlin, yet Mentally feeling as in a Void… The Album is truly a modern Classic and brings back Memories of a Time when the Term Electronic Music still mostly referred to Avant-Garde and dark Psychedelic Electronic Music and was not yet simplified and made synonymous with Dance as is the Case nowadays unfortunately. In Fact, it’s Music could easily have been released at the End of the 70’s or early 80’s with it’s reverberant Analog Sound consisting of La Kastel’s distorted abstruse Voice, slowed down with barely functioning Tape Delays and paired with rotten Vintage Synthesizers which she found left on the Corner of a Puglian Street, leading to a dark personal Voice recalling Feelings of Misery, Regret, false Hope, Fear, Loneliness and convincing the Listener there is really no Need for extravagant Joy, she moreover extravagantly and joyfully submerges herself in her own Fear fueled Psyche, not afraid to touch Bottom and making this Album into a truly wonderful Example of Autobiographic Music Making…

The LP is released in an Edition of 25, handcut on real Vinyl (no Lathe Cuts), and paired together with her beautiful Artwork… The original Polaroid Photo’s made by Kastel are Abstract Depictions, Psychic Images of her Personal World. On some, one can vaguely recognize Parts of her House, although it is unclear whether it’s in Puglia or in Berlin… Others are as Abstract as a Mind can sometimes be in certain Circumstances. Some Artwork contains metal Strings of one of her own Musical Instruments and Text is printed and attached with Dymo embossing Tape, giving the Work an even more personal Aura and Tactile Quality, like a Memory, of a past Event


A1 Chased  
A2 The Gap  
A3 S Dream  
B1 Taped To Heart  
B2 Suspended And Blue  
B3 Drawing Lines  
B4 Baller

This Album was previously released on Cassette in 2016 on Noisekölln Tapes.

First Edition on Vinyl.

Special Remastered Version

Silvia Kastel https://soundcloud.com/silviakastel

Interview with Silvia Kastel by Astres d’Or

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Silvia Kastel ~ The Gap





Gatefold Cover. Outside: Greyboard, inside: white.
Polaroid Photographs, Dymo Embossing Tape, (incidentally with) Metal Strings
Signed, dated, numbered by SK

  22/25   /25  21/25   /25  4/25  14/25  24/25  12/25  20/25  17/25  25/25  11/25  7/25

   2/25    18/25    10/25    3/25   1/25    15/25    6/25   9/25    5/25



5x 8″ Vinyl Record in Bolted Box with Wooden Dowel.
Original Artwork by Raymond Dijkstra.
Numbered edition of 25 ex.
Date of Release: 29 January 2018

RD & TNB have been collaborating since 2010. This is the first Music published of this Collaboration. “Destructieve Verlichting” (Destructive Enlightenment) is issued in ten Parts on 5x 8″ Vinyl on Astres d’Or.

A Destructieve Verlichting I


B Destructieve Verlichting II


C Destructieve Verlichting III


D Destructieve Verlichting IV


E Destructieve Verlichting V


F Destructieve Verlichting VI


G Destructieve Verlichting VII


H Destructieve Verlichting VIII


I Destructieve Verlichting IX


J Destructieve Verlichting X


Collage Artwork and Bolted Box / Wooden Dowel Design by & executed by Raymond Dijkstra.

Composed, mixed, mastered, cut on Vinyl by Raymond Dijkstra

Raymond Dijkstra https://www.raymonddijkstra.com

The New Blockaders http://www.thenewblockaders.org.uk/

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Raymond Dijkstra & The New Blockaders



Work in Progress:

Description Artwork:
Box: Cardboard with black Linen, Iron Bolts, Wooden Dowel.
Artwork: Colored Leather, Felt, Glue, Dirt.
©Raymond Dijkstra
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