(Cipher Productions, 2004)
"(…) The actual content that is not less amazing: Astro is the solo project of Hiroshi Hasegawa who is best known for his work with C.C.C.C. They're one of my very favourite noise bands, and I must say Astro isn't too far behind. I would call this psychedelic noise, as it's clearly noise, but it's kind of "soft" sounding (not weak by any means) and droning, and there's all kinds of echo effects and the sounds come in slow waves. It's probably made on analogue synthesizers and effects pedals. All frequencies are utilized well and the tracks (one long one on each disc) are constructed with thought and care. “Shell Star” is for the most part more noisy, whereas “Spica” is more ambient. They're both cosmic stuff in every way, and you will float away with the sound whether you want it or not. Of course this is highly recommended." Dilettante's Digest.