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Inspired by Hermann Hesse's Glass Bead Game and influenced by minimalist elements, this work shows a different style of Gandalf. Here, he developed a new direction, wide orchestral passages unfolding between minimalistic periodic sound patterns. It was divided into six phases (tracks): Man's earthbound life and his permanent search for sense (1); investigation of the microcosmos and its laws (2); a journey across the universe past galaxies and milky ways (3); a look through the "gate to infinity" (4); transcendence of the "ocean of time" (5); and, finally, the experience of origin and destination of all being, the source of pure love (6).


Born: Austria

Genre: New Age

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Hein Strobl is an Austrian new age multi-instrumentalist (proficient at piano, percussion, guitar, and synthesizer), and has issued countless albums on a steady basis since 1980 under the alias of Gandalf. Taking his name from the good-hearted wizard in J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy Lord of the Rings, Gandalf's work often reflects his love of nature, as well as his commitment to preserving the environment (while his music has been compared to such other artists as William Ackerman, Rick Wakeman, Shadowfax,...
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