Mathias Grassow
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Prophecy (Aquamarin, 1991) *
Psychic Dome (Aquarius, 1992) ***
In Search Of Sanity (Aquarius, 1994) ***
Lifecycle (AIM, 1994)
Ambience (Totem, 1995)
Lanzarote - Concert (NO-CD, 1995)
Lanzarote - Spirits (NO-CD, 1997)
Arcanum (1997)
Namakar (Soleilmoon, 1998)
Passion Nautilus (1998)
Dissolution (Aurora, 1999)
True North (Arya, 1998)
The Fountain Of Remembrance (Aurora, 1998)
The Fragrance Of Eternal Roses (Arya, 2000)
Himavat (Staalplaat, 1999)
Bliss (Immaculatus, 2001)
Holy Domain (Amplexus, 2003)
The Hollow (Arya, 2001)
Expanding Horizon (Amplexus, 2002 - Relapse, 2003)

German electronic musician Mathias Grassow (1963) debuted with El Hadra (1990), a collaboration with Klaus Wiese (ex-Popol Vuh) that would mark the rest of his career. He established himself among the "cosmic couriers" with two albums inspired by mythological themes and permeated by new-age spirituality, namely Prophecy (Aquamarin, 1991) and especially Psychic Dome (Aquarius, 1992); but In Search Of Sanity (Aquarius, 1994), particularly the suite The Countenance of Extinction, coined a more tragic language, while incorporating world-music (Pulse Of The Desert).

Lifecycle (AIM, 1994) and Ambience (Totem, 1995) were languid and indulgent efforts in the ambient/relaxation vein, as were the double-CD album Lanzarote - Concert (NO-CD, 1995) and Lanzarote - Spirits (NO-CD, 1997), both recorded in an island cave.

Arcanum (1997), a collaboration with Rudiger Gleisberg and Amir Baghiri, Namakar (Soleilmoon, 1998), four shamanistic invocations inspired to different cultures of the world (a very minor work, recorded in 1995), Passion Nautilus (1998), Dissolution (Aurora, 1999), a darker work dedicated to paganism, True North (Arya, 1998), a collaboration with Amir Baghiri, tried different avenues, mainly under the influence of Steve Roach

The excessive quiet and stereotyped world-music of The Fountain Of Remembrance (Aurora, 1998) and The Fragrance Of Eternal Roses (Arya, 2000), led to a crystallization of his style: both Himavat (Staalplaat, 1999) and Bliss (Immaculatus, 2001) contained only one long, slow composition each, and found perhaps the best compromise between dynamics and staticity.

Two more collaborations with Wiese, Mercurius (Arya, 2001) and Holy Domain (Amplexus, 2003), added little to the canon.

The Hollow (Arya, 2001), a collaboration with avantgarde vocalist Jim Cole, includes the lengthy Vanishing Flame and improves his mix of electronic keyboards, natural sounds, chamber and ethnic instruments.

Expanding Horizon (Amplexus, 2002 - Relapse, 2003) is a (double-disc) collaboration between Alio Die and Mathias Grassow.

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