Tomas Weiss – Zeitlos (Sleep Edition)

I’ll start with this one since it runs in my CD player at the moment. This is a CD that contains only one piece of about 58 min length. It is a long version of the title track „Zeitlos“ by Tomas Weiss, released as its „mother release“ on Weiss’s label el-culto.com. It is a beatless, rather mellow piece, stretched from the original 13:33 version.

It lies somehow between drones and subdued, very emotional ambient. A prominent feature are the sounds, which sound almost like a softly plucked string instrument, but not quite, accompanied by rich bass drones. This makes it a very elusive listening, with  almost familiar sounds guiding you into realms of introspection, boarding on sleep.

While it – of course – has not the immediacy of the shorter version, it is a very lush and pleasant extension that develops a quality of its own.

Indroduction

Dear readers and listeners,

welcome to my „ambient and drone music blog“. I would like to write about music of these genres I come across. I hope you enjoy my musings.

Just let my quickly introduce myself. I am in my 50s now, I live in Germany, and I have been listening to ambient and drone music for about 30 years now. Favourite artists include Steve Roach, Ashra, Ishq, and Mathias Grassow.