Mathias Grassow

Bruno Sanfilippo & Mathias Grassow - Ambessence Piano & Drones (2008)

Bruno Sanfilippo & Mathias Grassow - Ambessence Piano & Drones (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 254 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 150 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Ambient, New Age | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Ad21 Music (ad109)

Released on ad21music on the date of the label's 10th anniversary, this release sees Argentinean Bruno Sanfilippo in collaboration with the prolific German drone and overtone musician Mathias Grassow. Beautiful, soft, elegant piano melodies and subtle, enveloping drones. "Ambessence Piano & Drones" sets a new level of blissful dreaminess. Hazy, gossamer breathing strains with the lightest of touches hang weightless, shapeless as if the very air itself has been transformed into to music. Sometimes the underlying sonic textures are so transparent they might simply be environmental recordings, a thickening of emptiness…

Alio Die & Mathias Grassow - Expanding Horizon (2003)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 8, 2016
Alio Die & Mathias Grassow - Expanding Horizon (2003)

Alio Die & Mathias Grassow - Expanding Horizon (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,04 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 346 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Release Entertainment (6578-2)

Electronic legends and like-minded drone masters Alio Die (born Stefano Musso) and Mathias Grassow conspired to create one of 2003's finest ambient releases. Expanding Horizons, a double-CD set, features deep drones, smooth samples, gentle rhythms, and subtle melodies. Die recorded his basic tracks in '99. Grassow added his touches and arranged and mixed the final master in '01 and '02. Klaus Wiese (singing bowls, zither, Indian strings) and Carsten Agthe (percussion) added their expertise as well. So, these discs feature three of the greatest drone artists ever - Grassow, Die and Wiese…

Alio Die - They Grow Layers of Life Within (2017)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 4, 2017
Alio Die - They Grow Layers of Life Within (2017)

Alio Die - They Grow Layers of Life Within (2017)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 292 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 152 MB | Front cover
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Hic Sunt Leones

Alio Die knows the sound and this album is an acoustic cathedral, but it could also be the sound of an ancient forest or what is more pure has survived or escaped the implacable vortices of space-time. A pure, charming, superlative album, where Alio Die opens passages, planing, flying through. There is no uncertainty, no swelling, no cracking, the sounds emerge, appear and disappear within a solid soundtrack. Thanks to such dilated sounds the listener sees in the distance. It looks like through a crystal sphere, the trained ear reads messages that Alio Die has received from other worlds thanks to an accustomed sensitivity now capturing in every sound event the sacred and essential.

Wintersilence - Transmission Fields (2004)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 19, 2017
Wintersilence - Transmission Fields (2004)

Wintersilence - Transmission Fields (2004)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 980 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 365 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Electronic, Ambient, Ethnic Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Weird Amplexus (WAX10)

Wintersilence is a project of German ambient musician Mathias Grassow. A surprising and ambitious trip from ambient to cosmic paths. This work has various influences, but all titles have something in common, they all seem to run after to an evocative attitude. Mysterious vocals, acoustic sounds, epic musical structures with Nordic sensations. Rhythms and melodies cross themselves in a mixture of savage screams, primitive emotions and futuristic effects. A really beautiful piece of work encased in a lush double-digipak which really does this release justice.

V.A. - Nekton Falls (2006)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 18, 2015
V.A. - Nekton Falls (2006)

V.A. - Nekton Falls (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 502 MB | Covers - 86 MB
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Celestial Dragon Records (CDREC-06)

This 3 x CD concept album contains exclusively produced soundscapes from 26 artists/projects from 10 countries, all inspired by the relationships and interactions between mankind, environment and sound over the seas and continents. "Nekton Falls" is the scientific term used to describe the process of dead sea organisms dropping to the bottom of the ocean, rotting and eventually turning into food for a new generation. Well-known ambient artists like Mick Harris aka Lull, Mathias Grassow, members of Kapotte Muziek, and young talents transformed into music their experiences of how eating habits influence an artist. Special interludes were conceived for each track, combining them all into an uninterrupted stream of music.

Nautic Depths - 2 Studio Albums (2008-2009)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 15, 2015
Nautic Depths - 2 Studio Albums (2008-2009)

Nautic Depths - 2 Studio Albums (2008-2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 457 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 237 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Musical Philosophy

Deep Nature Mysticism by Tomas Weiss/Mathias Grassow and guests. North Passage (2008). "Norvegia" opens the disc, a low drone bed with occasional sounds overtop, a very beautiful atmospheric piece that brings to mind the Nostromo disc by Sleep Research Facility. Very dark and somewhat ominous, "Norvegia" is inspired in its approach at conjuring a dark atmosphere. The transition into "Arkona" is nearly imperceptible, but as time passes it becomes clear that new elemements have been added to the sound. A haunting call, a deeper drone, we've clearly entered new territory but it all feels to be part of the same journey, a logical step in our travels…

Mathias Lévy - Revisiting Grappelli (2017)  Music

Posted by aasana at Sept. 2, 2017
Mathias Lévy - Revisiting Grappelli (2017)

Mathias Lévy - Revisiting Grappelli (2017)
Jazz | 00:45:37 | MP3, 320 kbps | 104,44 MB
Label: jazz family

Un trio acoustique à deux faces.
Mathias a choisi la formule du trio acoustique, chère a Grappelli (violon – guitare – contrebasse), mais avec un guitariste jouant également du violoncelle ce qui permet d’alterner avec un trio à cordes frottées violon – violoncelle – contrebasse.
Ce trio à deux faces nous offre une palette de couleurs et une expressivité sans limite.

Laudanum - Laudanum [EP] (2001)  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 28, 2017
Laudanum - Laudanum [EP] (2001)

Laudanum - Laudanum [EP] (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 94 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 51 MB | Covers - 24 MB
Genre: Ambient | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: ArcHana (H01/2001)

"Laudanum" (2001) is a short set of ambient pieces from Amir Baghiri and Rudiger Gleisberg. This CD is almost fatal in its eerie oxymorons. Baghiri and Gleisberg contrast deep drones against Gregorian chants. The chilling effect is enough to send deep listeners off - well - the deep end. The atmospheres are full and dense. The drone is dark and incessant. The chant samples are very much out of place and, at the same time, in the perfect place. Baghiri and Gleisberg are excellent sound designers. This eerie soundscape will appeal to fans of Wendy Carlos, Meg Bowles, Mathias Grassow, and Alio Die.

Mathias Eick - The Door (2008)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 20, 2017
Mathias Eick - The Door (2008)

Mathias Eick - The Door (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 206 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Jazz | Label: ECM | # ECM 2059, 175 7979 | Time: 00:49:17

Norwegian trumpeter Mathias Eick makes his ECM debut as a leader with this set, which features keyboardist Jon Balke and a guest appearance from Stian Carstensen - usually an accordionist, but here playing that jazz-band rarity, the pedal-steel guitar. Eick (who also plays vibes and guitar) has played with everybody from the pioneering Trygve Seim collective to Chick Corea, psychedelic group Motorpsycho and contemporary jazz-rock band Jaga Jazzist. His silky, unbrasslike sound is ideally suited to this undulating groove-landscape, and pianist Balke's apposite fills and asides help give the music a collective fluency. But there's more angularity in the rough offbeats and low keyboard grunts under Eick's airy lines on the funky Stavanger, the stately Cologne Blues is like a slowed-down Carla Bley piece (with Carstensen's steel guitar shimmering beneath it, and a probing Balke solo), and there's a folk song lilt to the mid-tempo Williamsburg. A lot of it is slow tone-poetry, but Eick's rather mournful, puffs-of-air sound is pretty captivating.

Mathias Eick - Midwest (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 4, 2017
Mathias Eick - Midwest (2015)

Mathias Eick - Midwest (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Modern Creative, Contemporary Jazz | Label: ECM Records | # ECM 2410 | 00:42:45

Norwegian trumpeter Mathias Eick opts for a different approach on Midwest. Four years after the song-like Skala, his sophomore ECM date that has attained "classic" status in European critical circles, he employs notions of history, folk tradition, and dislocation. This album was inspired by Eick's time spent playing the American continent; his tour began on the West Coast. When he entered the rural, upper Midwest and encountered its vast open spaces, he began to feel a sense of "home." He later learned that over the past two centuries of immigration, over a million Norwegians had settled there. After conceiving a "road" album that would begin in Hem, the village of his birth, and traverse the ocean to America, Eick enlisted violinist Gjermund Larsen (a folk musician who has contributed to Christian Wallumrød's ECM recordings), pianist Jon Balke, double bassist Mats Eilertsen, and percussionist Helge Norbakken. The compositions are all lyrical, in typical Eick fashion, but with Larsen they take on a rougher, more earthen quality.