My Brother The Wind

Mathias also plays guitar in the improvised psychedelic rock quartet MY BROTHER THE WIND.

Sweden’s instrumental cosmic rock quartet, MY BROTHER THE WIND, will release their third full-length album, Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One, this October, the opus harnessing forty-five minutes of the band’s entirely improvised, instrumental psychedelic bliss. Recorded live in the studio with no overdubs during a single day, the band used six and twelve string acoustic and electric guitars, mellotron, flute, bass, drums, congas and more to complete the task. The album was captured in full analog on 2″ tape courtesy of a 16 track Ampex from 1969 at Drop Out Analogue, in the snowy wilderness of Åmål, Sweden, with engineering duties handled by Love Tholin, who used vintage flangers, plate reverbs and tape echoes to achieve the LP’s unrestrained sound and exceptionally organic tones, after which it was mixed by Tholin and the band, and mastered by Hans Fredriksson.

MY BROTHER THE WIND is a fully improvisational cosmic rock collective consisting of members of widely known Swedish progressive rock acts Makajodama, Magnolia, Animal Daydream and Anekdoten, their output an inviting sound for fans of Popol Vuh, Amon Duul, Sun Ra, Ash Ra Temple, Gong and Pink Floyd. Free Electric Sound — the instrumental music division of The Laser’s Edge — will release Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One worldwide on October 14th, with a deluxe vinyl version to follow.

Here’s a video from the recording of the album;

Here are some words on the new release;

“All I can say is…wow. This is what space rock is all about folks. Music of this nature is supposed to take you on a journey, allowing the listener to close their eyes and let the sounds carry you off into another dimension, and Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One clearly does that, and then some. Utilizing acoustic & electric guitars, Mellotron, flute, bass, drums, congas, and other instruments, the band have put together a collection of ‘pieces’ that sort of flow into each other, the album insisting on being taken as a whole rather than broken down into separate songs. This is one that you really have to just put on and just let it sweep you away, and trust me, it will, over and over again.”