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Electric Mantras grew out of some musical "viagens", recorded by Matthias and Miranda in Rio de Janeiro, Oct. '88. The short tracks show rather independent pictures, while the title track represents one entire sound travel of over an hour, condensed by linking fluently the interesting stages, leaving all of the original themes and most of the melody lines, the music has been intuitively colored by all kinds of instruments in Brazil and Switzerland, only "The unexpected Guitar solo" has been recorded directly to two tracks in May '89.

The only words in "Repetition" talk about the pulsation that brings harmony and dynamics into the Great Creation and makes it grow constantly. The same way, in Electric Mantras a slowly changing repetitive base grows and fades. It lifts musician and listener into a harmonic, relaxed state, that allows unnumbered melodies to come through. What we can listen to now, is the original inspiration.

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released July 1, 1989

Matthias Grob concept, PARADIS Guitar, words, mix
Marcio Miranda keyboards, electric percussion, sampled nylon guitar
Marcelo Bernardes saxes and flutes
David Hopkins percussion, didgeridoo, flutes
Bea Giussani voice, cover painting
Dominique Schmid voice on "Repetitions"

Warm thanks to the musicians and to Andreas Sigg, Thomas Greber, Bill Donnelly, Gregory Brown and "Delta Kreazion" for their friendly support.

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Matthias Grob Salvador, Brazil

Welcome to the carefully edited recordings of a pioneer of LiveLooping and single string processing.
Its about freedom and peace, openness and spaces... dynamic stories, always coming to a happy end...
In the first 5 solo albums are played in real time on a Paradis Polyphonic (hexaphonic) guitar. Except for Electric Mantras, the 4 Duo albums are real time 2-EDP brother-sync compositions!
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