Mathias Grassow – Sonnenwende

Mathias Grassow - Sonnenwende

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Mathias Grassow – Sonnenwende
CD, Gterma, 2013


The double-album “Sonnenwende” is the spiritual successor to “Dämmerung” and follows the sun along her passage through the seasons, the seemingly endless journey between darkness and light.

The release (clocking around 150 minutes) is assembled from music made by Mathias Grassow during the past 20 years, and features a very nice blend of highly contemplative ambiences, ominous droneworks, occasional cyclic sequencer patterns and some dashes of tribal and folk.

As usual, the layering of slow morphing and breathing textures is expertly done. I especially love the symphonic choir pads found on this ambient recording. Full immersion is already found on the velvet 30-minute “Drifting Dawn” followed by the cyclic rhythms and sequencers making up the 7-minute “Endless” before things smoothen down into the peaceful, hypnotizing shades of the night featured on the soft glowing “Into the Small Hours”. On the early recording “Seven Sisters”, gentle acoustic guitar licks and melodic round out the first disc (Summer Solstice) tastefully.

The double-album “Sonnenwende” is the spiritual successor to “Dämmerung” and follows the sun along her passage through the seasons, the seemingly endless journey between darkness and light.

The release (clocking around 150 minutes) is assembled from music made by Mathias Grassow during the past 20 years, and features a very nice blend of highly contemplative ambiences, ominous droneworks, occasional cyclic sequencer patterns and some dashes of tribal and folk.

As usual, the layering of slow morphing and breathing textures is expertly done. I especially love the symphonic choir pads found on this ambient recording. Full immersion is already found on the velvet 30-minute “Drifting Dawn” followed by the cyclic rhythms and sequencers making up the 7-minute “Endless” before things smoothen down into the peaceful, hypnotizing shades of the night featured on the soft glowing “Into the Small Hours”. On the early recording “Seven Sisters”, gentle acoustic guitar licks and melodic round out the first disc (Summer Solstice) tastefully.

You can see what reviews I have done of this artist on the  Mathias Grassow artist page

 

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