An album rich in variety, quality and vision, ‘An Alchemists Arsenal’ from Maui’s Astro Raph is an Electronic music escapade of Trip Hop with Downtempo, House, Jungle and Experimental flavors. ‘Tree Of Life’ emits a ripe and relaxed vibe with funky bass and awe filled acid high synths layered with light hollow bongos, organic and fresh. ‘Water of Life’ begins with Funky House drums at about 122BPM, progressing into suave samples and airy synths, a mid range bass and enveloping rhythm. ‘Street Talk’ starts with glitchy drums filtered with technique into a soulful melody and casual fun beat, loquacious low-end bass and smashing cymbals that groove. ‘Like We Used To Do’ is an innovative House-y and Electro tune with computer lyrics about getting down, comely wobbling bass lines and lively, exciting drum patterns. ‘Skinny Dip Gold’ displays apt drum manipulation, a juggled sounding beat, warm synths and round smooth bass, tinny highs and dreamy vocals spill sunshine. ‘Song For The Gods’ begins with Jungle drums at about 90 BPM, amen snippets and overarching low-end bass riffs, high acid synths and mellifluous instrumental synths. A 15 track lush album with delicious influences and styles ‘An Alchemists Arsenal’ from Astro Raph lays it down nicely for an idiosyncratic and creative collection of sounds.