Mathias Grassow – The Nightquest Sessions


Release data: Mathias Grassow – The Nightquest Sessions CD, Gterma, 1998/2016 Looking at the range of releases on Gterma its clear label owner John Rehn is an avid fan of the darkening ambient-drone works of German musician Mathias Grassow. This version, a slightly altered and edited version of the album Mr Grassow released privately on cd-r in 1998, is a brooding and vast long form…

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Mathias Grassow – The Darklight Quest


Release data: Mathias Grassow – The Darklight Quest CD, Gterma, 1998/2016 Mr Grassow’s “The Darklight Quest” comes with an “explicit warning” printed on the backside of the booklet “Ambient Nocturnal Expanding Thought”. This line sums up most accurately what the hypnotizing and haunting textural music (mainly based on a same-titled privately released cd-r in 1998 and for this new edition expanded with a prelude) is…

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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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