Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Promise of Spring

It seems we have survived through yet another cold season. The grip of the cold is waning and the days start to grow longer. This is a battle that Winter cannot win. We say our thanks and give our offerings.

[gterma048] : David Parsons - Puja (out now)

David Parsons revisits gterma with a new album which was completed in 2015. Although perhaps mainly known for his panoramic and almost cinematic Himalayan soundworlds, on Puja he continues his more recent tradition of travelling the inner horizon. And in so doing, he also invites us listeners to undertake similar journeys of our own. Puja is a mysterious and magic constellation, fuelled by the spirit and discipline of the age old Asian cultures and philosophies. Comes in jewel case with 8-page booklet.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Peak Ice

The new year is already washing over us, overwhelming in its intensity. Seems a good time then, to escape the noise into a peaceful abode in the northern hinterlands. Spring will come soon enough, but for now we can enjoy the magnificent and mysterious November light. And just exactly what was it those fishermen saw that day, all those years ago?

http://gterma041to060.blogspot.se/p/gterma044-havdis-novemberlys.html [gterma044] : Havdis - Novemberlys (out now)

When the darkness of the wilting season seems the most compact, when the abyss is staring back at us through the naked branches of every tree and the forests turn eerily silent, we are also reminded of the stark beauty that encapsulates us. It is the season of introspection, and of winter sleep. On Novemberlys we collect seven pieces that immerse themselves into the strange light of winter. Album in jewelcase with 8-page booklet.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Santa Sangre yearly review - Interview with Mathias Grassow

2015 Through My Eyes: Mathias Grassow
The always excellent webzine Santa Sangre continues with its ambitious and interesting year through my eyes review series, checking in with many of the household names in the ambient/industrial scene, feeling the pulse of individual artists. Follow this link to learn more about what Mathias has been up to during 2015.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Midwinter Century

It seems we have survived deep into what may well be the darkest and rainiest winter for quite some time. As we have arrived at the very longed for winter solstice, it seemed fitting to mark the occasion. It is still a bit early to look for signs of spring (although I did see a rat chase a rolling apple down the street last night...) so gterma will sink deep into the dark season with this selection of tracks from the Grassow back catalogue. Apart from the classic droneworks we also immerse ourselves into the shamanic period of Mathias' more recent works. Thanks to everyone who have journeyed with gterma during 2015 and hope to see you back in 2016.

Friday, October 16, 2015

October Tide

October is generally a rather dark month over here, but this year has seen somewhat milder weather and some spectacular sunsets. Today the evening sky was a deep blue ocean full of little golden islets spreading in wavy patterns across the entire sky. I found myself almost falling upwards into the heavens, losing myself in the ocean above.

Released today are two albums that also gracefully drift between the depths of the oceans and the heavens.

http://gterma041to060.blogspot.com/p/gterma045-as-if-havet.html [gterma045] : As If - Havet (out now)

Kenneth Werner returns to gterma with an album inspired by the ocean that surrounds his home island of Bornholm. During our stay we will experience the passing of the seasons in the southern Baltic Sea. Twelve deep tracks hovering in the borderlands between dubtechno and ambient, the zone which we find As If returning to again and again. Album in jewel case with 16-page booklet.

http://gterma041to060.blogspot.se/p/gterma046-urenga-pacific-depths.html [gterma046] : Urenga - Pacific Depths (out now)

The last time we encountered Urenga we retraced a confused traveller's journey among the distant islands of the West Pacific, searching for the fabled continent of Mu. On Pacifc Depths, we allow ourselves to catch our breaths and sink our tired souls into the deep blue abyss that is the lost history of Urenga itself. The album is made up of a deep ambient current collected from several digital releases that occurred between 2011 and 2013. Album in jewel case with 16-page booklet.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

End of Summer mix available on Soundcloud

The stars of fall are now around the corner. As the long summernights wane and wither, gterma enlists the help of five Scandinavian artists to uphold the magic a little bit longer.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A serenade for spring

The winter was long and cold, but with the coming of spring more and more artists seem to have awakened from their slumber. There have been a couple of interesting releases out in the past few weeks and now finally we are also able to release our own titles, which were unfortunately delayed for a couple of dark and damp winter months. Today, we welcome back the spring sun, and its gentle embrace of our worn souls.

gterma041to060.blogspot.com/p/gterma042-sij-and-sergey-gabbasov-zhang.html [gterma042] : SiJ & Sergey Gabbasov - Zhang Zhung (out now)

Spreading their influence across what is today known as the rooftop of the world, the ancient kingdoms of the Zhang Zhung reached into the distant valleys and plateaus of the Himalayas. A culture centered upon the holy Mount Kailash, this people followed the Bonpo tradition, living their lives in the shadows of the many fearful Bonpo deities, but also overwatched by the compassionate Lord of the Heavens. Journey together with Vladislav Sikach and Sergey Gabbasov as they restore to life the centuries old mysteries of the Zhang Zhung. Album in a jewel case with 16-page booklet.

http://gterma041to060.blogspot.se/p/gterma043-sean-washburn-wave-mantra.html [gterma043] : Sean Washburn - Wave Mantra (out now)

We step into the year of 2015 with a retrospective look on an album that has since become quite scarce in the marketplace. Wave Mantra was originally released by Sean himself fifteen years ago. It is best described as a sonic journey through an enigmatic and absorbing soundworld with a very rich organic flavour. A beautiful tale that we are very happy to see back in print again. This reissue has, like so many other gterma titles, also been gently remastered by Anders Peterson. Comes in a jewel case with 16-page booklet.