Monday, June 23, 2014

The long summernights just got a bit darker...

We're halfway through summer here in the northern hemisphere, the city bathes in the golden colours of yet another tranquil evening. Yet somehow we all know the shift has taken place, the days are again doomed to grow shorter and shorter as we once again begin the slow rush toward the dark season. Illustrating this point finely are the brand new albums we have available tonight. Music on the edge between light and darkness, between fantasy and reality, between madness and sanity. The journey continues.
[gterma036] : Urenga - Mu (The Lost Continent) (out now)

The world's oceans still jealously guard their many secrets from the prying eyes of our fledgling 21st century civilization. Brave minds remain convinced that unseen lands dwell in the cold depths of the deep waters. A few claim to have visited these places in their dreams. We were amazed to discover a portion of a dusty traveller's journal, telling of one travellers tireless pursuit in heeding the ocean's calling. We invite you to follow in the wake of this dreamlike journey.
[gterma040] : V/A - Phra Rahu (out now)

A long time coming, we have worked zealously to present this offering to the dark entity known as Rahu. A vast demigod with a strong worldly influence, Rahu's might is perhaps best illustrated in his devouring of the sun, causing the Earth to sit in his dark shadow. We have assembled this dark mantra from material both new and old, creating a deep tribute featuring several of the profile artists of gterma. Massive double album in a jewel case with 16-page booklet.
[gterma041] : Gleisberg & Grassow - Ad Lucem (out now)

Veterans Rüdiger Gleisberg and Mathias Grassow, who have previously worked together in constellations such as KarmaCosmic and Nostalgia (together with Carsten Agthe), have come together again to create Ad Lucem, an album dedicated to the light and the hope for a better tomorrow. Six deep pieces carefully balancing on a slight penumbra between light and darkness. Comes in a jewel case with 16-page booklet.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Report: Anders Peterson remastering the City Nightlights album

As many of our listeners probably know, A.P has been laying a delicate mastering touch on most of the gterma albums. When Anders is not busying himself with mastering work he also runs his own Ghost Sounds label. Currently he is at work remastering one title from the catalogue, the wonderful and subdued City Nightlights album which has been a longtime gterma favourite. Anders toys with the idea of releasing the updated album with a couple of bonus tracks. For now, he has presented two of the remastered tracks on the Ghost Sounds soundcloud page. This music was made for late night listening sessions.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Report: "First Gift of Life" released on Databloem listeners may remember the "Second Gift of Life" released in 2012 on the Dutch Databloem label. Here, in perfect inverted sequential order comes the follow up to that album, which the label describes as a one hour drifting drone piece. No soundclips are up at present, but curious minds would do well to keep an eye on the album by following this link.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Report: Mathias Grassow returns to Gut Saunstorf

Mathias Grassow is once again scheduled to appear at the Gut Saunstorf retreat in Northern Germany, for a garden performance on Saturday May the 24th. A special light installation will also be created by a crew of students from the University of Wismar.

If you are in the area or feel like you may want to pack up a bag you can find more information about the event on the official page. The text is in German but parse it through the Google Translator or send the Saunstorf crew an email for further inquiries.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Notification of absence - April expedition

Yes,we'll be undertaking one more expedition this spring. The webshop has been temporarily closed and will be reopened in early May again. Hopefully we will be returning with some new music as well. We wish all fellow listeners safe travels through all the enigmatic realms we share and somewhat naively call our homes.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Report: "Quale" released by Arjen Schat

Arjen Schat recently released a new album titled "Quale" on his own Bandcamp page. Lately, we've mostly been seeing activity under his Ohrwehrt alias, so it was great to get a new deep ambient piece to dive into, and not without with a little bit of extra anticipation I might say. Quale consists of a near hour long track which is also available in an alternate version.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Report: Sulphur part VIII released on Otium Netlabel
Appearing once more, now in its eight incarnation, is the latest effort in the long running "Sulphur" series from collaborators Etheocles Stevens and Seetyca. Sulphur part eight, subtitled Endless, follows the tradition of deep and dark soundworlds of a colossal and intense mangitude. gterma veterans who took a liking to the Seetyca album The Luminous Deep will find much illumination in this dark eigth episode. If you are not yet familiar with Sulphur I do recommend a visit to the Russian netlabel Otium where you can find the more recent episodes in this series.

gterma listeners can also look forward to a passage from Sulphur part IV on the up and coming Phra Rahu compilation.