"" Silence is a virtue of fools "" - Francis Bacon
( Dark ) ambientesque otherworldly surreal experimental atmospheric psychedelic post-rocky and / or neo-folky aural experiences.
Gunnthrain is the main project of Amsterdam based underground- and soundartist Zu Dir ( last.fm profile ). All through the misty haze of long gone years - still going strong - he has been building his current catalogue ( 320 kbps hifi quality, all material full track, no adds, no popups, free downloads and customized webplayer ) slowly and seemingly almost reluctant. From deliberate lofi (radio)noisy interludes to hifi stereospread infinite soundscapes he refers to his own work as Magnificent Desolation. He prefers to ride alone, living a self-chosen life ( in his own words ) "in shadows and beyond". Back in March 2007 Gunnthrain's Eternal Life was awarded Best Song Miscellaneous 2006 at iacmusic.com ( The Independent Artists Company ). Due to server-problems which couldn't handle his 10 to 12 minutes pieces anymore, he had to leave there. This was a severe throwback from which now he has recovered.
Gunnthrain's influences range from Joy Division to Biosphere, from The Velvet Underground to Cocteau Twins, from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to Brian Eno, from Underworld to Mathias Grassow, from Erik Satie to Thomas Köner, from Harold Budd to Pink Floyd, and all over again.
"" Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His inhuman void spreads on like a gray vegetation. "" - Jean Arp