Saturday, March 24, 2012

Postcards from the beyond

Today gterma happily announces three projects carried over from last year, where each album represents a world of its own. From the harsh but beautiful polar ambience of Havids, via the lush rainforest of a long forgotten archipelago in the Pacific, to the dark and ancestral inner world of Undara; a true journey of the mind awaits the curious. Visit the release pages by clicking the links below for samples and more details.

[gterma011] : Havdis - The Hidden Islands (out now)

Norwegian Havdis creates achingly beautiful aural paintings of a coastal world with streaks of romanticism and melancholy, a cold and unforgiving harsh environment of stark beauty and mystery for you to explore. Journey into the foggy waters and find a hidden archipelago to spellbind your soul. The album comes in a jewelcase with a 12-page booklet.

[gterma012] : Urenga - After Rain (out now)

The Urenga project draws its inspiration from nature and projects an aural sensation of a living, breathing world somewhere in the borderlands between dub techno and ambient. After the rain stops falling and the storm clouds withdraw beyond the horizon, the tide once again rolls in like a wave of evening colour glow. Hypnotizing and captivating music to spend half-awake in your bed through the thick tropical night. Comes in a jewelcase with a 12-page booklet.

[gterma014] : Undara - Traveller (out now)

The Undara project is a loose constellation of musicians and artists hailing from Portugal. Setting an interdisciplinary path through musical arcanum and artistic obscurity their journey of discovery leads into a dark and unknown wilderness, tripping over smoldering rocks and stumbling over the very roots of mankind's origin. Hear the distant call of the untamed lands and feel the beckoning of long forgotten places to which mankind rarely chooses to venture. Comes in a jewelcase with a 8-page booklet.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Report: Parikrama back in the studio

We've received word that Parikrama have once again departed for the realm of the shrouded mountains of the mighty Himalayas, in search of hidden secrets. We wish the crew a fruitful expedition and a safe return. This is also the perfect opportunity to recommend newcomers to investigate their outstanding debut EP which appeared on netlabel DNA Productions a few years ago. Large and captivating drones from a freezing realm of the purest light.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Report: Mathias Grassow to perform live in Germany in August

gterma has received information about a planned performance by Mathias this summer. An event will take place on August 4th at the Gut Saunstorf retreat in the vicinity of Lübeck. More information will be posted as details become available.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Report: "Sulphur VI" out now on Otium netlabel

The very latest installment in the long running Sulphur series, a collaborative effort between Seetyca and Etheocles Stevens, has just been released on Russian netlabel Otium. Sulphur VI, like its predecessors, follows a dark and somewhat twisted path through ambient and experimental realms, creating haunting and majestic passages of gloom. Be sure to check out the previous releases also available on Otium, especially Sulphur IV which has been a longtime gterma favourite.