Grassow is known as the king of the ambient drone.
Jim Brenholts, allmusic.com
Mathias Grassow - Drones Ambient Music
Perhaps my drones are ‘cosmic downloads’ that contain a certain message – but even if so: if perceived by our ears only, this message does not have the power to change our DNA and open up the way to more profound experiences of our inner self. Such music can, at best, give us a vague idea about who we are, and where our home is. I have the firm believe that if we manage to perceive music on more channels than just our ears – which are governed by our brain with all it’s judgements and categorisations – this will enable us to perceive it on a level which still is beyond our imagination, an expanded perception that might include the relativity of space and time, and the simultaneity of past, present, future, and more …
Compiled, mixed, designed and produced by John Haughm; mastering by Gus Elg in 2020.
This album was recorded totally live, without any overdubs.
released December 12, 2020
Cover painting by Cornelia Kern, photography of both artists by Veleda Thorsson, art direction & design by John Haughm.
This edition has been slightly edited and features two framing chapters. It has also received a mastering touch by Anders Peterson of 'Ghost Sounds'.
I am extremely happy to finally be able to present the third, remixed and extended part as the end of this trilogy.
released December 7, 2020
Many thanks to Johan Rehn for making this release possible !
Painting of "the dream" directly to one of the artists "shaman drums" by MG somewhere in between worlds.......
On this album the artist plays :
Singing bowls - frame drum - deep voice - keys/samples/synths.
released December 4, 2020
Thanks as usual to my wife Cornelia for cover image and layout.
Of course, opinions on the "most important" and contemporary virtues diverge. Accordingly, of course, every listener has their own scope to discover this for themselves here as well.
The order of the individual pieces and their titles is not to be understood as an increase in the virtues to be acquired, but rather intuitive and arbitrary. The recordings were made "live at home" in a continuous session.
released December 4, 2020
Many thanks as usual to my beloved wife and "Aguilar" mate Cornelia Kern for cover layout and support.
Cover photo taken by Tara Bierwisch.
Yggdrasil, Old Norse Yggdrasill, also: world ash, is the name of an ash tree in Norse mythology that embodies the entire cosmos as a world tree.
released October 24, 2020
Many thanks as usual to my wife Cornelia Kern for Images and support.
"The salt of life" here stands for the essence of what we are here for; on the one hand individually, on the other hand in a spiritual context with the universe.
At the end of the resonance there is the great and unimaginable nothing, the sound of the inconceivable emptiness, which is at the same time permeated by abundance. Not comprehensible with the mind, but felt through this music - an idea ......
Pieces 1-3 are variations from "Europa - Part II".......
released November 6, 2020
Many thanks to Cornelia Kern for images and support - as ususal.......
Life document: (2020) Live at Gut Saunstorf 1st of august 2020This is the original recording of the concert at Gut Saunstorf near Wismar on August 1st, 2020. The recording was not post-processed, but rather adopted due to the preservation of the highest possible authenticity with all background noises and errors in order to faithfully reproduce the great spirit of this event.
Tracks 1-7 were recorded directly in the audience with a TASCAM live recorder.
Tracks 8 & 9 are the same concert in only two parts - but here taken from the hall mixer.
So everyone has the opportunity to choose their personal version ......
released October 2, 2020
Thanks to the whole team and organisators of the concert, you know who you are ! Thanks for the great support to my wife Cornelia Kern.
New release: KaleidosHope
This new 80 minute album was created around the same time as "Bazaar" and can therefore be seen as a follow-up album and yet......it is different : Middle points here are also oriental instrumentation, whereby the hypnotic 5th piece represents the core of the mysticism of the Arab worlds and bridges this with the west and the typical "drone" music.
"Life is a kaleidoscope and we design its blaze of colors..."
released August 7, 2020
Thanks to CORNELIA KERN for images, titles and cover-concept.
NOTE : Parts V & VI were played live during my forthcoming live album from "Gut Saunstorf" nearby Wismar in germany on 1st of august 2020.
I want to dedicate this album In memory of the "Hibakusha" - and all the victims of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6th and 9th, 1945.
Aguilar is the Mathias Grassow archive Bandcamp artist site that my wife Cornelia runs and manages. There - and only there - you can get the exclusive "Mathias Grassow" archive series, starting in 1980 ....
The individual parts have a comfortable CD length, are mixed and mastered. According to the time, everything is a bow to the possibilities that existed at the time and is accordingly authentic. You can be happy to collect these series for an acceptable price.
From the archives: Drone-Day - Mathias Grassow live in Wiesbaden 26th of may 2018
Live performance of the artist during the "Drone-Day" in Wiesbaden 26th of may 2018.
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released July 3, 2020
Recorded live at the Drone Day Event at Luisenforum, Wiesbaden, Germany, 2018-05-26
Mastered by HaDi Schmidt.
Aural clean-up by Michael Brückner.
Thanks to both of you guys !
Thanks too to Cornelia Kern for cover image, participation and support.
Mathias Grassow is one the leading figures of the "sacred" space music.
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