Label Spotlight: The Lost Gterma

In the service of music; lost, hidden or forgotten.

Over time, our tertöns and consorts have managed to discover and unlock several treasures buried in time and space. Through careful examination of evidence, often stumbled upon, journeys were undertaken into the wilderness and remote dwellings of wisdom long forgotten. Transcribing scrolls of wisdom, hearing the distant call of the wind, seeing the last rays of the sun illuminating hidden caves of meditation, the path was rarely easily undertaken.

[gterma001] : Indo - Rupa Loka (2011-08-08)

The Rupa Loka, one of the hidden planes of existence beyond our own is the focus for this album, a serene world populated by beings more refined and evolved than ourselves. The album is a journey through this nature kingdom and incorporates soundscapes rich in flavour and diversity. The recordings were originally produced in 2009 and rediscovered and carefully reassembled and remastered in the process. The album comes in a jewelcase with a 12-page booklet depicting the realm of the Rupa Loka.

[gterma002] : Mathias Grassow - Sky (2011-07-28)

The longtime gterma favourite "Sky" was originally released by Mathias as a double album in the year 2000 available through the then Klaus Wiese website. The Sky sessions are longform drones with an enormously uplifting character. For the new edition we condensed the best moments of the original release into a single mix and combined it with more recent drones produced in 2010 and everything was then remastered. The album comes in a jewelcase with a 12-page booklet.

[gterma004] : Solar Ocean - Enter Serenity (forthcoming)

Adrift on an endless ocean, suspended into mellow water gently rocking you to sleep. Each wave carries you further from land and into a twilight existence, the sun warming your face and the water sending a million glittering reflections into your gaze. The result is a mini-album of serene ambient soundscapes with a harrowing undertone. Comes in a jewelcase with a 12-page booklet.

[gterma006] : Nirmanakaya - Nirmanakaya (2011-07-27)

Describing the works of Nirmanakaya requires a lot of imagination, as this music transcends the typical boundaries of genre and style. In this hidden world haunting chants are fused with pumping beats and infectious melody unlike anything we had ever heard before. The Nirmanakaya mini-album collects all the available material thus far produced by this unique artist. Comes in a jewelcase with a 16-page booklet depicting a fascinating mythological world.