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Latest Releases :

Restat Est Aeternum (The Journey Is Eternal) (Two) - Sun May 10, 2015 : ( In Paradisum deducant te angeli... aeternam habeas requiem... ) !! Ex heartlands post-petra !! - guitar/feedback tantum, Maurice Durufle's In Paradisum ( 1949 ), agro tabulas scripto, et broken record ludius. SUPER HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED!

Restat Est Aeternum (The Journey Is Eternal) (One) - Sat Nov 07, 2015 : Part One ( Veterascere non senescunt in terra numquam senescit... : James Moore (MCMXIV) in publicum ) !Ex heartlands post-petra! - Discursum tympanis sequenced synth, agro tabulas scripto, et broken record ludius. SUPER HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED!

Because I Could Not Stop For Death ( Part 1 & 2 ) - Mon Jan 04, 2016 : Because I could not stop for Death... He kindly stopped for me... ( Emily Dickinson, 1830 - 1886 ) Spoken word and choir sampling from various sources, looped, detuned and delayed ( tremolo ) guitar. A standalone piece - SUPER headphones recommended!

Don't Be Afraid To Experiment ( David Bowie Said ) - Mon Mar 21, 2016 : Don't Be Afraid To Experiment - PART ONE : looped, detuned and delayed piano ; PART TWO : looped, detuned and delayed piano, and (guitar) feedback. Background : ThamesTv interview 1979. SUPER HEADPHONES RECOMMENDED!

Radio Babylon ( Babylon Revisited ) ( Part 1 & 2 ) - Thu Jun 23, 2016 : From the heartlands of post-rock - an extensive ode to the bygone era of AM/longwave radio. Looped and detuned grand piano, guitar/feedback distortion, and AM radio. SUPER headphones recommended!

Repetitio Est Mater Sapientiae ( Part 1 & 2 ) - Mon Jan 23, 2017 : Repetitio Est Mater Sapientiae Repetitio Est Mater Sapientiae Repetitio Est Mater Sapientiae : Repetition Is The Mother Of All Wisdom - First one in a Goodbye Suite (a farewell to the great Gunnthrain in about 3 years). !SUPER headphones recommended!

( Dark ) ambientesque otherwordly surreal experimental atmospheric psychedelic post-rocky and / or neo-folky aural experiences.

"" Silence is a virtue of fools "" - Francis Bacon.

Gunnthrain is the main project of Amsterdam based underground- and soundartist Zu Dir. All through the misty haze of long gone years - still going strong - he has been building his current catalogue slowly and seemingly almost reluctant. From deliberate lofi (radio)noisy interludes to hifi stereospread infinite soundscapes he refers to his own work as Magnificent Desolation. He prefers to ride alone, living a self-chosen life ( in his own words ) "in shadows and beyond". Back in March 2007 Gunnthrain's Eternal Life was awarded Best Song Miscellaneous 2006 at iacmusic.com ( The Independent Artists Company ). Due to server-problems which couldn't handle his 10 to 12 minutes pieces anymore, he had to leave there. This was a severe throwback from which only recently he has recovered.

Gunnthrain's influences range from Joy Division to Biosphere, from Velvet Underground to Cocteau Twins, from Nick Cave to Brian Eno, from Underworld to Mathias Grassow, from Erik Satie to Thomas K├Âner, from Harold Budd to Pink Floyd, and all over again.

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on that sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas ( 1914 - 1953 )

Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, a poem composed in 1951, is considered to be among the finest works by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953). Written for his dying father, it is one of Thomas' most quoted works. The poem urges his father to fight against death - to " burn and rave at close of day " - rather than surrendering. The poet himself certainly burned with zest for life. Unfortunately, he indulged in it recklessly, drinking heavily, and dying soon after the poem was published.

As such Do Not Go gentle Into That Good Night lies at the heart of Gunnthrain's Magnificent Desolation : on the one hand Life's ( possible ) Grandeur with its seemingly endless temptations, possibilities and ( again possible ) disappointments, while on the other hand its inevitable decay and ( for some total ) horror.

On the one hand the " raging against the dying of the light ", while on the other hand the awareness of " this is the end, my beautiful friend " - a synthesis of Darkness and Light, a synthesis of ( more cosmic ) Night and Day.

"" Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His inhuman void spreads on like a gray vegetation. "" - Jean Arp.

And don't forget : all sales and free downloads are in quality 320 kbps ( by default all SC streams are in 160 kbps ) !

As he doesn't believe in reincarnation Zu Dir works on a lot of projects simultaneously - here they are...

Ecce Homo Pietoso - Ecce Homo Pietoso disintegrates then rebuilds ( most of the time ) human voice material only and is greatly inspired by the work of the Anglo-Irish painter Francis Bacon ( 1909-1992 ). His art is famous for its often bold, grotesque and nightmarish imagery. May I add: compassion...? Compassion for humanity...?

He Who Speaks In Silence - When I was a young kid I used to sit a lot at the side of the road in front of our farm - silence can be really overwhelming.

Seelenruhe - Coming down from an atmosphere drenched in wind, rain and solitude.

The Johannes Breeuwsma Museum - A few acoustic pictures taken from a troubled life, and more.

Anything else...?