Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Report: "dr1ne_" ambient mix revealed

The ambient continuous mix "dr1ne_" was submitted anonymously and unlabelled for the Discogs ambient mix competition a few months ago. The event is now over and participants' names and tracklists are in the process of being revealed. The mix is a floating ambient wave which contains contributions from a number of gterma profiles as well as some other personal favourites. The mix is currently available for listening/download together with a group of wildly different ambient mixes over at Verdant Recordings for the time being.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Drone and sorted!

gterma have today begun distributing the new albums by Mathias, each release focuses on a different style. Excellent late night listening companions, now all that is missing is some decent summer ambience from the weather gods.

[gterma008] : Mathias Grassow - Dämmerung (out now)

The long and often dreary winters up here in the north are characterized by burning nightskies as the cold tears into the skin and the wind torments our eyes. Conversely the short summers with their bright colours and dreamlike nights have a very profound effect on the people and creatures dwelling underneath. One long flowing epos dedicated to the Sun and her voyage across the burning evening skies of Northern Europe. Comes in a jewelcase with a 12-page booklet.

[gterma013] : Mathias Grassow - Uttarakuru (out now)

Prepare for a bit of sound archaeology as we revisit two related drone pieces recorded back in 1999. Together they illustrate a difficult voyage to the mystical continent of Uttarakuru, believed populated by a highly refined people with deep spiritual capabilities. Journey across a treacherous ocean and gloom mountains in search of its floating cities. Double album comes in a jewelcase with a 12-page booklet.

[gterma016] : Mathias Grassow - Wisdom Of Fate (out now)

Continuing on his musical wanderings as seen on "Alchemystery", Mathias once again travels down the obscured path of the shaman. Solemn soundscaping with heavy elements of percussion and flute selected from material recorded in winter and spring of 2012. The search for the legendary springs of Mímir and Urðr has begun. Double album comes in a jewelcase with a 16-page booklet.