- Title: Himavat
- Artist: Mathias Grassow
- Label: Staalplaat
- Format: CD
- Genres: Experimental Electronic, Ambient, Analog Synth, Drone
- Price: €5,00EU (incl. 19% VAT)€4,20non-EU
"This album is a non-religious and a non-new age work. It's a pagan work, full of doubt to all certain perceptions. In case of understanding music as a state and not as a tool for entertainment, these compositions once more are a possible way for each listener to walk on own different paths of sanity and consciousness. These ways are only ideas of mine; unlimited ideas and a large painting. The music is the oil and you're the canvas. Together it can be a wonderful picture of a mans state of being and the world behind. So please check out out the five different pathways and the following piece behind each. Surely yopu'll find a state representing your mind at the moment, like a polaroid.
Born in 1963, Mathias Grassow has spent nearly his entire life living in Wiesbaden, Germany making music and sound. Those artists who had the greatest influence on young Grassow included Steve Reich, Terry Riley, Pink Floyd, Yes, Stephan Micus, David Hykes and especially Klaus Wiese, whose singing-bowl music can be heard as an influence on this CD. By the early 80s Grassow had been introduced to spirituality and the works of Alan Watts. It was at this time that he devoted his life to a study of the spiritual energy flow and charge of music and of life. He has intensively studied Buddhism, the Sufis, mystic Christianity and many Celtic and Viking cultures. "More and more I felt in love with real spiritual power in music, found especially in overtone chanting and in North India Raga music." Grassow's recent work has reflected these attitudes as he exclusively works with synthesizer drones and all kinds of overtone music and its effects on the human psyche.
This CD comes in a beautiful digipack, transparant tray and it is strictly limited to 1000 copies."