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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:43 am    Mathias Grassow Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm surprised his name hasn't been mentioned more.

I thought of digging out the cds I own of his the other day. It's been a few years since I played them.
I have his cd Namakar, Dissolution, Himalaya, True North (Amir Baghiri & Grassow) and Mercurius (Grassow, Klaus Wiese).

His music can be fairly "deep", experimental and somewhat dark. Some great atmospheric stuff to sink deep into.
I haven't heard much of his post 2001 music or much of his earlier music. I just discovered he's been around making music since the late 1970s or near abouts. I always found his music more satisfying than the Roachs and Robert Rich's out there.

I see he has a couple new projects he's done over the last few years.
One is Anam Cara (Mathias Grassow, Wolfgang Barkowski) another is
Nebula (Gianluigi Gasparetti, Klaus Wiese, Lorenzo Pierobon, Luna, Mathias Grassow, Mauro Malgrande, Tau Ceti)


Then there's these two projects that look to be more in "meditation" mode. KarmaCosmic and Nostalgia (Carsten Agthe, R

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:31 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I attended a concert of Mathias
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:11 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:35 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Well, just stumbled upon this rather old thread, and like Feb birth who started it, I'm rather surprised that there dosn't seem to be much interest in his work.

What I know from his music seems to me like top-notch ambient/drone music, all excellent, often rather somber, music.

Speaking of "surprises" - a few years ago I was surprised to learn that he was living just on the opposite bank of the river Rhine (from my perspective...) and we did meet two or three times and also had some phone chats. A most interesting, friendly, and creative person. Unfortunately (for me) he moved to somewhere else a while ago, which prevented further meetings. Actually, I still have some CDs he borrowed me then...

Embarassed

Anyway, I really can only highly recommend his music.

And especially his collaboration with Nostalgia (together with Rüdiger Gleisberg) is really great, their dark ambient/orchestral electronica album "The House On The Borderline" belongs to my alltime favorites...

http://www.nostalgia-project.com/aboutnostalgia/background/index.html

http://www.el-culto.com/music/projects/mathiasgrassow/houseontheborderland.html

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:52 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

well, most recently Mr Grassow had a few new albums out on Johan Rehn's fine Gterma label... (haven't got them yet though)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:26 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

« Bert » wrote:
well, most recently Mr Grassow had a few new albums out on Johan Rehn's fine Gterma label... (haven't got them yet though)


Hm. Interesting! Thank you, Bert! Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:43 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

I have a number of his albums including Dissolution, Space, True North, Eclipse, Sphere, The Hollow, Namakar and a more recent Emeralds.

I absolutely love Dissolution - deep, intense and absolutely awash/soaked with sound.

I also have his collaberation with Alio Die (Distant Horizons, I think...) which I need to listen to again to see if I can get more into it.

The nebula project is well worth getting into.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:24 am    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Looked for some examples over at YouTube's...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDosjZ-LxxY&feature=related




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBY2wCm5HRs&feature=related




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdKwuM54FQc&feature=related



All rather recent, from 2009 to 2011...

And there was his collaboration with this metal band, what was it...hm...let's see if I can find it - ah, here - Agalloch, it was:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj_R5OagLYk


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:49 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi guys,

nice to see all these posts, because I am a really big fan of Mathias Grassow too!!!

Yes, one of his latest releases is a collaboration entitled "Mosaic" with Agalloch's member John Haughm. Links:

http://www.el-culto.com/music/projects/mathiasgrassow/mosaicltdedition.html
http://www.agalloch.org/shop.htm

Just please note that Agalloch is now on tour, so their online shop is closed now.

I also did a little review of "Mosaic" CD, so if interested, please feel free to read it at:

http://relaxedmachinery.ning.com/profiles/blogs/my-review-of-mosaic-cd-by-mathias-grassow-john-haughm
http://www.discogs.com/Mathias-Grassow-John-Haughm-Mosaic/release/3711799

Keep on enjoying great music!!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:55 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you so much, Michael, for sharing with us your story about meeting with Mathias, very nice!!!

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« richardgurtler » wrote:
Thank you so much, Michael, for sharing with us your story about meeting with Mathias, very nice!!!

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You're welcome, Richard - my pleasure! Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:04 pm    (No subject) Reply with quoteBack to top

Visiting the homepage of the gterma label (to order the new Stephen Parsick / Markus Reuter album...) I found this nice report about a recent Mathias Grassow concert (several of his albums were released on gterma, too...).

http://gterma.blogspot.se/2012/08/report-mathias-grassow-live-at-gut.html


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