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Mathias Grassow

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Wiesbaden, Germany

Mathias Grassow was born in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1963. From the start, music has always been a deep passion. He played drums and guitar in the 1970s and moved on to keyboards in the early 1980s. Mathias became increasingly fascinated with the flexibility and possibility inherent in keyboards and electronics and created experimental electronic music between traditional German and “New Age” styles.

Since the late ’80s he has specialized in synthesizer drones and myriad forms of overtone music and explored their effect on the human psyche (similar to the old Indian Nada yoga) by using his voice, tambouras, zithers, flutes, guitars, singing bowls, and some home-built instruments. About twenty years ago, he met a friend who gave him some books by Alan Watts, the American philosopher, Harvard professor, Zen Buddhist, and psychologist. During this period Mathias resolved that his life and music would have one aim: to learn more about true spirit in life and music and reflect back his experiences to the public.

Over the years his path led him from Buddhism to Sufism and the mystical side of Christianity. He also became keenly interested in the pagan North European ancestors (Celts and Vikings) and studied them intensively. More and more Mathias fell in love with the spiritual power in music, especially found in overtone and subharmonic chant, long deep synthesizer drones, and in North Indian raga music.

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  • klausvoid

    He drone my heart

    22 Nov 2:18am Reply
  • Ujjaya

    The pope of drone. One of my major influence. https://archive.org/details/ca467_u

    6 Nov 10:58am Reply
  • Mortum_est

    vsem pohui

    23 Feb 10:42am Reply
  • L-M-A

    понравилось

    10 Feb 2:56pm Reply
  • Arkandast

    Я дослушал! Не мало конечно время заняло, но всё же. Рекорд свой побил. Впервые у одного исполнителя прослушал столько мелодии. Если брать всё в целом, то меня многое обрадует. Обрадовало и то, что нет практически никаких повторов у композиции. Это сильно обрадовало. Все они разные, но и в тоже время....очень длинные. Но всё равно мне это понравилось. Матиасу респект за такой труд! Очень похвально.

    7 Jan 7:38pm Reply
  • Vesuvi

    He's the real deal. One of the greatest, without a doubt.

    7 Jan 12:52am Reply
  • Arkandast

    864 композиции слушать мне теперь придётся..ууу...чувствую почти что месяц уйдёт на прослушивание...Как это всё дослушаю то обязательно здесь отпишусь.

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Tuntury

    Grandpa of Drones

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
  • CosmicPi

    "Grandmaster of Drones." [2]

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • cheeze5

    Minimalistic, droning bliss.

    26 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Lock_Out

    iz da dronemaster!

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • Lock_Out

    duuudeee......

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • Quisquillian

    After months of searching, I have 87 Mathias Grassow/related albums (incl. his projects Nautic Depths, Nostalgia, and el-HADRA) and thus far my favourites are "Calibration", "Elixir", "Mind Riders", "Hidden Deep", "Dämmerung", "Wisdom of Fate ", "The Gothic Passage" and "Eclipse". Also dig "Outland" w/ Thomas Weiss. My preferred ambient artist, after Oöphoi.

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Clarityna

    Review for "Alchemystery", it's very magic music, I like it very much! http://tomyoceanwithoutmotion.blogspot.ru/2013/03/mathias-grassow-alchemystery.html

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Andi242GER

    Grandmaster of Drones.

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • goatrance-god

    "3rd Dimension" is a great album, sounds like an Ambient-Drone

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Nemoflow

    Pure Genius

    2 Jan 2013 Reply
  • blues4spacegirl

    Dämmerung (gterma, 2012) reviewed.

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Tuntury

    This man consistently inspires me.

    20 Aug 2012 Reply
  • machine_elves

    Deeper Purity is monumental.

    21 Jul 2012 Reply
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