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Astral Projection (Avi Nissim and Lior Perlmutter) are Israel's foremost electronic group, in existence since 1993, although Nissim and Perlmutter have been crafting their own take on dance music together for longer than that. As with most people involved in the dance music industry, 2009 has not been without its many trials and tribulations for Astral Projection, but all-in-all it's been a good year for the duo from Tel Aviv. "There's been a lot of restructuring this year," Avi concedes, "and that's taken us away from the music for longer than we would have liked. We're still trying to work out where everything is going – it seems to change every four to six months!" However, the good news is that Astral Projection's much-delayed 10th album, 'Open Society', is finally in the last stages of production. There are still some legal issues to iron out - the suspected reason why the album has been continually put back - but the end is in sight. "We're very happy with the musical direction of the album," says Avi. "This year has been liberating, what with ridding ourselves of a not-so-good record company, so we're really excited about its release next year."