Monday, May 20, 2013

Welcome summer!

gterma has returned after an expedition into the River Kwaee valley just in time to hail the appearance of the first warming rays of sunshine here in Scandinavia. Rest assured though, order has been restored and the sun is now veiled again in its usual blanket of cold rain and fog. Instead we choose to celebrate the promise of summer with a pair of new releases.

[gterma026] : Ornah-Mental - Excursions (2013-05-20)

Veteran cosmic travellers Dirk Schlömer and Carsten Agthe look back on journeys past and present, in preparing for the excursions of tomorrow. Music made for drifting out of consciousness into the higher understanding based on enlightenment and revelation. Expect a mix of instrumentation from past and present. Album comes in jewelcase with 16-page booklet.

[gterma030] : Mathias Grassow - Sonnenwende (2013-05-20)

Sonnenwende is the spiritual successor to Dämmerung and follows the sun along her passage through the seasons, the seemingly endless journey between darkness and light. Contemplative ambience, ominous droneworks and some dashes of folk. Double album in jewelcase with 16-page booklet.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Report: New As If-album available for preorder at ROHS! Records

Our Danish friend As If returns with a new album on the little Sardinian label .ROHS! (exclamation mark theirs...). The first (only?) physical edition in CDr format is limited to a mere 50 copies and since most of their previous releases are already sold out gterma advices interested listeneres not to sit on their laurels on this one. The physical release is due to be released on May 15 but the digital version is already available. Check out the label's bandcamp page for more information.

Report: New Urenga track available on Stasis Recordings

Small Canadian label Stasis Recordings is back with a 3-year celebratory compilation featuring tracks from their mainstay artists. Artists include Off Land, Sebastien Legz, Sanderson Dear, Elwood, Urenga, Oicho and David Roiseux. gterma-listeneres would do well to check out a number of their previous releases, especially the Urenga releases. More information is found on the label's bandcamp page.