The label discovered a box of tapes with the artist's name on it three years ago, at a storage unit auction in East Detroit.
You won't find much information on Ashtar Lavanda online. Apparently, Ultramajic cofounder Jimmy Edgar discovered his music in 2014 by acquiring a collection of tapes at a storage unit auction in East Detroit, including "one box [which] contained meticulously dated tapes from 1995-1998" with the mysterious name on it.
The label tracked down Ashtar Lavanda nearly two years after finding those tapes. The connection has now led to this six-track release, and unspecified upcoming releases which the label says will showcase the sounds of a producer on par with some of Detroit's best-known electro outfits: Drexciya, Dopplereffekt, AUX88 and Ectomorph.
We're told Lavanda had rented space at analog studios to record his tracks, and he's quoted as saying, "I just wanted to see my music on [the television series] The New Dance Show, I wanted to hear it on 97.9 FM, but I didn't have the hustle to get the music out there."
04. Gratior Shake
05. Unsolved Mysteries
06. Marfa Lights
Ultramajic will release Ashtar Lavanda on February 9th, 2017.