Rüdiger Gleisberg & Mathias Grassow – Ad Lucem


Release data: Rüdiger Gleisberg & Mathias Grassow – Ad Lucem CD, Gterma , 2014 German composers Rüdiger Gleisberg and Mathias Grassow have been friends for over 25 years. Besides having their own solo careers, they also joined forces in various musical projects such as Arcanum, Nostalgia and Karmacosmic. But they also planned to produce a recording that would feature music just by them, of which…

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Mathias Grassow – Tamanoshima


Release data: Mathias Grassow – Tamanoshima CD, Gterma, 2013 The almost 80-minute “Tamanoshima” follows in the footsteps of Mathias previous releases on Gterma, again travelling into deep, uncharted but still lengthy sonic environment. The meticulously crafted continuous waves and drone fields remain intense and mysterious, smoothly shifting color and shape in most subtle manners. Listening to these slightly mind bending sonic excursions (which all seem…

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Mathias Grassow – Sonnenwende


Release data: 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,…

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Mathias Grassow – Uttarakuru


Release data: Mathias Grassow – Uttarakuru CD, Gterma, 1999/2012 “Uttarakuru” (the Sanskrit name for a continent in ancient Hindu and Buddhist mythology) is a double-album containing minimal ambient drone music and occasional flute recorded in April 1999 by Mathias Grassow. Both discs contain one expansive, continuous track of 74 minutes each, sonically showing many similarities with the warm mood and flow found on “Himalaya”, which…

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Mathias Grassow – Bloodmoon


Release data: Mathias Grassow – Bloodmoon CD, Gterma , 2012 German drone-King Mathias Grassow is well-known for his extensive and deep textural music, and the exactly 76-minute “Bloodmoon” (compiled from various projects recorded in the autumn and winter of 2009 and 2010) adds another chapter to that. As usual, Mathias layering of the various sound pads is done with precise care. Highly minimal and spacious,…

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Mathias Grassow & Carsten Agthe – Beyond the Silence (Live at Gut Saunstorf)


Release data: Mathias Grassow & Carsten Agthe – Beyond the Silence (Live at Gut Saunstorf) CD, Gterma, 2012 What we got here is a double-album with music played during an extensive live-set by Mathias Grassow and percussionist Carsten Agthe, complimented by a few new (improvised) compositions at the end of each disc. The 160-minute outcome strongly connects to Grassow’s foundation for the albums “Wisdom of…

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