“Divinations”, an almost 80-minute recording featuring five haunting ambient tracks, is a new chapter in Mathias Grassow’s Alchemy Suite inspired by man’s quest for higher knowledge and his taking to mysticism and obscure practices to find it. It’s a minimal, morphing yet spacious soundscape fitting very well to the fall and winter season.
From the start an ethereal, soft glowing mass starts spreading its wings in a vast tapestry of slow evolving textures and occasional minimal tribal rhythms glued together forming an inner sanctuary or refuge while encapsulating a slight sense of mourning. Profound minimalist soundscaping is displayed on “Spiraling Entities of Light”. The 30-minute duration of the latter is too long though. Fortunately, things are afloat and disappear in the distance on the more pleasant ethereal waves of “The stars cry in silence”.
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