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Mathias Grassow is one the leading figures of the "sacred" space music, multi-instrumentalist and sound researcher. He started his career during the late 70s but delivered his first solo release in 1987. He has experimented a wide diversity of sound aesthetics and music styles but has continuously approached the transcending-meditative territories of music. He collaborated with a bunch of well known artists from the classical ambient movement (Klaus Wiese, Jim Cole...)

His synthesized soundscapes are dominated by Liturgical, dense, spiralling and impressionistic abstract motives. Close to the 80s L.A school of electronics (Steve Roach...) with the impulse of a more fundamental-elevate dark state (Popol Vuh, early Deuter...)

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 Transpersonal by GRASSOW, MATHIAS album cover Studio Album, 2009
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Mathias Grassow Progressive Electronic

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— First review of this album —
4 stars Released in 2009, by hyper prolific electronic composer/performer Mathias Grassow's "Transpersonal", continues his deep "dark ambient" transition as opposed to earlier works which somehow New-Agy, even then, pointed to less melodic structures and a far more relevant position for sonic environments, even if they turned toward noise, but not like this, many years laters.

Very different from his 1986 "At The Gates Of Dawn" and "Panta Rhei" or his also very new-agy, 1987, "Atman", very different indeed. But then again time, as you know, happens.

Anyway, "Transpersonal", is dark yet human. It builds its slow-paced structures from recognizable elements, very much like Alio Die in this regard, but twists its direction to more obscure environments, which demonic Lustmord opened up shamelessly.

Coming to terms in between, "Transpersonal" is hypnotic as it is nightmarish. Meticously performed, its three, 20+ minutes each, compositions explore minimal and simultaneous sonic layers, multiple layers. Yet perfectly recorded, every single sound is crystal clear, as its long melodic lines stand out as lighthouses among pitch dark and menacing backgrounds .

For "Dark and Bright Ambient" and "Drone" Prog/Electronic followers and adventurous Avant Garde audiophiles.

****4 PA stars.

Thanks to philippe for the artist addition.

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