Gandalf

Gandalf can be called a "PAINTER OF MUSICAL LANDSCAPES", he is a composer, musician and producer of meanwhile numerous album releases. His name originated from J.R.R.TOLKIEN´s cult-epic "THE LORD OF THE RINGS".
GANDALF plays a great variety of instruments (acoustic and electric guitars, sitar, saz, charango, bouzuki, balaphon, piano, synthesizers & sample-keyboards and various percussion) and blends acoustic with electronic and spheric sounds, weaves folk-elements into symphonic structures, creating his unmistakable unique style that made him become one of todays internationally most successful Austrian musicians.
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Gandalf + Galadriel - The Shining

Artist: Gandalf + Galadriel
P: 1986 / 1989
A collaboration with Gandalf and more musicians. Sentimental music with more instruments.

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Gandalf - All is one-One is All

Artist: Gandalf
P: 2016
Inspired by the canary islands. Melodic sentimental tracks.

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Gandalf - Barakaya

Artist: Gandalf
P: 2005
The music on "Barakaya" was originally inspired by the appearance of the comet Hale-Bopp in the spring 1997. The music is about the child within all of us, a child in its original harmonious relationship towards an environment it perceives as whole and undestroyed. It is an album that speaks to us about the will to live and the love for the beautiful planet we are living on, and it also tells us about a time of a new awakening. The word "Barakaya" has common roots in the Hebrew and the Arabian language and also in some East African dialects. It means "blessing", "luck", or "gift". With this album Gandalf, vanguarded of a new and hard to define style, has come closer than to his goal, to create something like a Global Music, trying to dissolve the borders between different musical cultures. Some of the songs have a native American influence, others seem to be based on African roots, another, played on Sitar, sounds more Indian, one is inspired by Irish Folk Music, all connected by Gandalf's very unique way of merging a multitude of acoustic and electronic sounds into colorful musical paintings.
Emily Burridge from England (Gandalf first met her while he was touring with his band in Brazil) adds a very special note to the music by her singing and chanting, inspired by the native language of the Xavante-Indians from Brazil where she has been living for several years. Also she brings in a lot of harmony and warmth with her meodious cello-playing.

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Gandalf - Barakaya

Artist: Gandalf
P: 1997
The music on "Barakaya" was originally inspired by the appearance of the comet Hale-Bopp in the spring 1997. The music is about the child within all of us, a child in its original harmonious relationship towards an environment it perceives as whole and undestroyed. It is an album that speaks to us about the will to live and the love for the beautiful planet we are living on, and it also tells us about a time of a new awakening. The word "Barakaya" has common roots in the Hebrew and the Arabian language and also in some East African dialects. It means "blessing", "luck", or "gift". With this album Gandalf, vanguarded of a new and hard to define style, has come closer than to his goal, to create something like a Global Music, trying to dissolve the borders between different musical cultures. Some of the songs have a native American influence, others seem to be based on African roots, another, played on Sitar, sounds more Indian, one is inspired by Irish Folk Music, all connected by Gandalf's very unique way of merging a multitude of acoustic and electronic sounds into colorful musical paintings.
Emily Burridge from England (Gandalf first met her while he was touring with his band in Brazil) adds a very special note to the music by her singing and chanting, inspired by the native language of the Xavante-Indians from Brazil where she has been living for several years. Also she brings in a lot of harmony and warmth with her meodious cello-playing.

Here the first version, which was released on the Sattva label in 1997.

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Gandalf - Between Earth and Sky

Artist: Gandalf
P: 2003/ 2009
The album "Between the Earth and Sky" is the new age music of the highest order!
With a tender vocal in "The Blessing" composition, a medieval guitar and flute in "Stardust Dreams", and aloof and sorrowful keyboards in "Dreamcatcher".
This music is imbued with nostalgia for the past and at the same time it is an utterly up-to-date music. It takes ethnic tunes in and makes an alloy of them in a single cauldron of global universal music. And in spite of all this it does not lose its individuality. Quite the contrary you reveal always new facets of Gandalf's creativity and become inspired with an enchanting flavour of his divine music. You feel that for a certain time you just start living in this music and exist in a fairy-tale reality which is created by Gandalf.
The musician uses a great many of various instruments. Here is an acoustic 12-string, classical and electric guitars, a sax and a piano, keyboards and a mellotron, as well as a balaphon and a percussion. In creating the album Gandalf was rendered assistance from White Horse (a cello and vocals), as well as from Peter Aschenbrenner (flutes, a soprano saxophone and a backup vocal). Moreover Peter Aschenbrenner has been working together with Gandalf practically from the very start of his musical career.
Where does this fairy voyage lead to? Maybe, to the woods where beautiful Galadriel, the mistress of the fairy forest, is looking forward to you? Or to distant lands where a white town is towering and at the walls of which the last battle with the omnivorous evil will take place. And for some reason you start believing that all the hardship will be overcome, and the evil will be exterminated once and for all, and the new beautiful world will appear on this long-suffering land… Gandalf's music is a going back to roots, a glance to the future where no place for cruelty and animosity.

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Gandalf - Colors of a New Dawn

Artist: Gandalf
P: 2004
Gandalf gives us a new gift of a magnificent record of New Instrumental Music. His fans will find here many of the ingredients that characterize this musician.
The ten pieces that integrate "Colors of a new dawn" are very melodic, with romantic airs and crystalline environments. The artist builds soundscapes of a great beauty, and some even turn out to be highly mysterious.
The result cannot be more convincing: magical atmospheres, plenty of imagination, and magnificent melodies. The music is very harmonious and tranquil, and very personal. Gandalf played all the instruments himself , supported by a vocal guest appearance of Julia Martins, also from Austria.
The music I write is like a soundtrack for my own life. It reflects my very personal experiences and feelings, my joy and my sadness. It is about the faith in the positive forces in life, about hopes and longings, about love and friendship and the search for a life in balance and celestial harmony. Life can really be a positive experience, it is just a matter of the way we are looking at it. It is not meant to be easy all the time, every crisis gives us a new chance for learning, every challenge helps us growing, if we just keep the faith and don´t give up.

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Gandalf - Colors of the Earth

Artist: Gandalf
P: 1994 / 2007
“When I first travelled to the USA in summer of 1993, I was deeply impressed by the beautiful landscapes and gorgeous nature monuments of the Southwest. After I had returned to my home, I spent the next couple of months in the studio recording new music with all those marvellous pictures on my mind, enchanted by the ‘Colours Of The Earth’!”
With all their symphonic grandness the eleven tracks on this timeless jewel of modern instrumental music shine as brilliantly in 2007 as they did back in 1994!

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Gandalf - Colours of the Earth

Artist: Gandalf
P: 1994
This is the first edition of the defunkt Sattva Label.
“When I first travelled to the USA in summer of 1993, I was deeply impressed by the beautiful landscapes and gorgeous nature monuments of the Southwest. After I had returned to my home, I spent the next couple of months in the studio recording new music with all those marvellous pictures on my mind, enchanted by the ‘Colours Of The Earth’!”
With all their symphonic grandness the eleven tracks on this timeless jewel of modern instrumental music shine as brilliantly today as they did back in 1994!

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Gandalf - Dreamweaver

Artist: Gandalf
P: 2013
Threads of guitar, flutes, Irish whistles, cello, piano, percussion and atmospheric wizardry seemlessly blend into an enchanting harmony that is unmistakably Gandalfian.
"Dreamweaver," Gandalf's latest release on the Real Music label, is essentially a return to his musical roots. When he began his career in the 1980's, Gandalf's music was performed with a small number of guitars, a keyboard and sometimes percussion. Over the years, his productions have become bigger and more elaborate and his tours have included many keyboards and synths as well as a full band. After the symphonic celebration of his 30th anniversary as a performing artist, "Earthsong & Stardance," Gandalf felt more and more drawn to performing his music in its most essential form, with compositions based primarily on acoustic guitar and piano. The result is the shimmeringly beautiful "Dreamweaver," my favorite Gandalf album to date. Gandalf performs on acoustic guitars, piano, percussion, and "atmospheres." He is joined by Merike Hilmar on cello, Karin Leitner on flutes and Irish whistles, and Christian Strobl on percussion.

"Dreamweaver" begins with "Into the Rising Sun, Part 1," a peaceful and dreamy piece that is more ambient than melodic and that sets the warm and gentle tone of the album. It segues into "Into the Rising Sun, Part 2," a continuation and development of the musical ideas in "Part 1" - pure musical tranquility. "Reaching For the Sky" was composed for Gandalf's son's 30th birthday. One of my favorite tracks, this one has a livelier melody and some really catchy rhythms that send it soaring. Flute, guitar, cello, and percussion are such a lovely combination! "Between Ebb and Flow" was composed for cellist Merike Hilmar, and is mostly a soulful cello solo. About 4 1/2 minutes into the piece, light percussion enters and gives it a more energetic spirit. The title track has a strong Celtic flavor with acoustic guitar, Irish whistle and a gentle sense of mystery. As it evolves, flute and hand percussion enter, adding their unique colors to the mix. "Shining Like A Jewel" is a tender love song performed mostly on piano with guitar and cello embellishments - another favorite. "Life's Blossoms" was composed for Gandalf's mother for her 80th birthday. A duet for acoustic guitar and cello - there's a combination you don't hear every day! - it has pleasing blend of quiet and more energetic moments. "Written in the Stars, Part 1" and "Part 2" utilize all of the musicians for fourteen minutes of musical bliss. Although they are listed as two individual parts, they flow together continuously on the CD. Its leisurely pace is sometimes wistful and dreamy and sometimes a bit darker - a wonderful close to a lovely musical journey. Recommended!

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Gandalf - Earthsong and Stardance

Artist: Gandalf
P: 2011
In the end the whole universe consists of pure energy, it vibrates. After Platon and Newton it was nature philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and theologian Johannes Kepler, who in the early 17th century discovered that the basic principles of music apply to the whole cosmic hustle and bustle – and vice versa, that the whole plan of the world is mirrored in the essence of music. He called it the “harmony of the world”. Gandalf follows these thoughts in a new orchestral composition, which he created for his 30th stage anniversary. This unique “Symphony Of The Third Millenium” marks a new peak in his rich oeuvre. The piece is a tribute to the wonderful variety and beauty of the universe, to the miracle of all life and being. For the choir passages Gandalf used a selection of verses from the Bhagavat Gita in its original language, Sanskrit, which is said to be one of the oldest languages of mankind.

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Gandalf - Echoes from Ancient Dreams

Artist: Gandalf
P: 1995 / 2008
Renowned Austrian new age multi-instrumentalist Gandalf has issued a variety of fine, internationally acclaimed albums on a steady basis since 1980. Taking his name from the good-hearted wizard in J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy “Lord Of the Rings”, Gandalf’s work reflects his love of nature and his commitment to preserving the environment. Over the years Gandalf has won several prominent friends to guest on his recordings (including Tracy Hitchings, Steve Hackett, Emily Burridge, Dhafer Youssef and Peter Aschenbrenner, while he himself has been favourably compared to such notable artists as William Ackermann, Rick Wakeman, Shadowfax, Enya and Mike Oldfield.
Gandalf is a real painter of sonic landscapes, his music is mainly inspired by the beauty of nature and by the art and myths of various cultures. He blends a variety of acoustic instruments (guitars, sitar, saz, charango, bouzuki, piano, balaphon, bells & percussion) with spherical keyboard-sounds and weaves folky tunes into powerful symphonic arrangements.
Gandalf premiered on the artist roster of Prudence in 2005 with his album “Into The Light”, followed by "Barakaya", "Samsara" and "Colours Of The Earth". Now he re-releases on Prudence one of his earlier gems: “Echoes From Ancient Dreams”, originally released in 1995, was then praised for his fine musical evocations of wide-open landscapes, it’s sensitive use of ethnic elements and imaginative play with ancient myths. In the decade since “Echoes From Ancient Dreams” has proven its timeless beauty and become a real new age classic!

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Gandalf - Echoes from Ancient Dreams

Artist: Gandalf
P: 1995
Here the Sattva Label version.
Renowned Austrian new age multi-instrumentalist Gandalf has issued a variety of fine, internationally acclaimed albums on a steady basis since 1980. Taking his name from the good-hearted wizard in J.R.R. Tolkien’s trilogy “Lord Of the Rings”, Gandalf’s work reflects his love of nature and his commitment to preserving the environment. Over the years Gandalf has won several prominent friends to guest on his recordings (including Tracy Hitchings, Steve Hackett, Emily Burridge, Dhafer Youssef and Peter Aschenbrenner, while he himself has been favourably compared to such notable artists as William Ackermann, Rick Wakeman, Shadowfax, Enya and Mike Oldfield.
Gandalf is a real painter of sonic landscapes, his music is mainly inspired by the beauty of nature and by the art and myths of various cultures. He blends a variety of acoustic instruments (guitars, sitar, saz, charango, bouzuki, piano, balaphon, bells & percussion) with spherical keyboard-sounds and weaves folky tunes into powerful symphonic arrangements.

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Gandalf - Fantasia

Artist: Gandalf
P: 1987
One of his early works with a lot of emotional melodies and deep synthesizer atmospheres.

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Gandalf - Frame by Frame

Artist: Gandalf
P: 2015
Special Soundtrack Album – A collection of picturesque pieces written and produced by Gandalf in 2013 as the music-score for various projects, mostly for the TV-documentary “The Stone Age Enigma” by Ronald & Roswitha Vaughan.
Once more the artist proves his extraordinary gift to translate stories into a diversity of picturesque music, going deeply under the skin.

 

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Gandalf - From Source to Sea

Artist: Gandalf
P: 1988 / 2013
This is the new re-release.
The album is all about the journey of water from the source until it joins the ocean. The inspiration originated from a visit of the lakes and waterfalls at Plitvice-Nationalpark in Croatia. Gandalf builds the music upon hypnotic minimalistic, sometimes Far-Eastern-sounding basic structures, spanning wide symphonic melodies over the top that eventually develop into large orchestral crescendos. Powerful electric guitar- and synthesizer solos remind that Gandalf's roots are definitely based in Rock´n Roll.

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Gandalf - From Source to Sea

Artist: Gandalf
P: 1988
The album is all about the journey of water from the source until it joins the ocean. The inspiration originated from a visit of the lakes and waterfalls at Plitvice-Nationalpark in Croatia. Gandalf builds the music upon hypnotic minimalistic, sometimes Far-Eastern-sounding basic structures, spanning wide symphonic melodies over the top that eventually develop into large orchestral crescendos. Powerful electric guitar- and synthesizer solos remind that Gandalf's roots are definitely based in Rock´n Roll.

Here the last copy of the original CBS Version!

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Gandalf - Gallery of Dreams

Artist: Gandalf
P: 1992
Full of epic grandeur and romanticism, GANDALF's "Gallery Of Dreams" is a masterpiece. From the first few bars of music, you will be moved in ways that can only be described by simply listening. What clearly makes this a special album is the joint collaboration with Steve HACKETT. "Gallery of Dreams" contains lots of "HACKETT'isms" and works unbelievably well with the symphonic touches that typifies GANDALF's work. With accents of flutes, woodwinds and wind chimes, GANDALF creates a very medieval/Renaissance era'ish atmospheres and emotions. This album has been on my desert island list for some time now. Although almost entirely instrumental, a young Tracy Hitchings also is featured on the title track which tastefully accents the album.

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Gandalf - Gates to Secret Realities

Artist: Gandalf
P: 1996 / 2010
On a concert tour through Brazil in 1995 Gandalf had met the English cellist and vocalist Emily Burridge, who had been living with a tribe of Brazilian Indians several times and working with Roger Daltrey, George Michael, Chrissie Hind, Jools Holland, Zero 7, Stereophonics and Hans Zimmer. During a couple of live-shows together with Gandalfs group she proved to be the perfect creative partner for “Gates To A Secret Reality”. Her melodious cello-lines, gently woven into Gandalfs multi-coloured textures of sound and rhythms, and her vocals on three of the tracks give the music a very special note. Peter Aschenbrenner, long-time member of Gandalfs live-band on flute and saxophone, and Gandalf himself on a variety of electric and acoustic guitars, Charango, Saz, Piano, electronic keyboards and percussions also turned “Gates To A Secret Reality” into a unique listening experience in 1996. Today it is as fascinating as it was then.

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Gandalf - Gates to Secret Realities

Artist: Gandalf
P: 1996
On a concert tour through Brazil in 1995 Gandalf had met the English cellist and vocalist Emily Burridge, who had been living with a tribe of Brazilian Indians several times and working with Roger Daltrey, George Michael, Chrissie Hind, Jools Holland, Zero 7, Stereophonics and Hans Zimmer. During a couple of live-shows together with Gandalfs group she proved to be the perfect creative partner for “Gates To A Secret Reality”. Her melodious cello-lines, gently woven into Gandalfs multi-coloured textures of sound and rhythms, and her vocals on three of the tracks give the music a very special note. Peter Aschenbrenner, long-time member of Gandalfs live-band on flute and saxophone, and Gandalf himself on a variety of electric and acoustic guitars, Charango, Saz, Piano, electronic keyboards and percussions also turned “Gates To A Secret Reality” into a unique listening experience in 1996. Today it is as fascinating as it was then.

This is the original first version!

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