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.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Report: Solar Ocean returns with new album

The Solar Ocean project went into hibernation a couple of years ago, but I got a message from Eugene the other day telling me he is back in the saddle again. Pleasant news of course, and even better when I learnt that he also released an album, Melting Morning, on Russian label Still*Sleep this February. Welcome back, Eugene!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Report: New ambient/noise project Khor Ba from Urenga

Andras has been wandering the psychedlic path with his new Khor Ba material, available in demo form on Soundcloud for the moment.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Report: Mathias releases Bandcamp exclusive album Wisdoom

Heads up, Mathias has just released the first Bandcamp exclusive album, and a massive work at that. Wisdoom contains ten loooong tracks with over five and a half hours of dronesworks, collected from the archives if unreleased material from the more recent years. This album is available as a digital release only.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Report: Mathias' Short Stories out on Cosmic Winnetou

Mathias Grassow reenters the tape scene with a new cassette titled "Short Stories" just released on the small German cassette label Cosmic Winnetou.

Follow this link to learn more about this release and how to order it.

Report: Deus Ex Machina coming on Essentia Mundi

seetyca continues his dark musings on the new album Deus Ex Machina, out on Essentia Mundi next week.
Follow this link to find more information and ordering information.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Report: Seetyca releases new album Nemeton

Join seetyca in a deep dive into the mysteries of the Celts. New album Nemeton out this week on Winter-Light.

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